Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this text focuses on the environmental impact of refurbishment rather than new build. Key features: • Student-centred learning style • Illustrated case studies and review tasks • Focus on the importance of sustainability in refurbishment and building use • Updated to reflects current issues such as flood damage • Covers refurbishment in both housing and large-span multi-storey commercial and industrial buildings • Easy-to-follow page layout, with a wealth of figures and photos A companion website featuring extra photographs and other additional material can be found at: www.palgrave.com/science/engineering/riley3 This volume builds on material introduced in Construction Technology 1: House Construction and Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, but is also valuable as a standalone text.
A new edition of this popular undergraduate textbook for the study of industrial and commercial building. This third edition is thoroughly revised including new material on sustainable construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and sustainable building services.
This book is the third in a series of textbooks aimed at the student market, rather than as general all encompassing reference books. The material is designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than providing a simple source of information. Uniquely it covers refurbishment and maintenance in both housing and large-span multistorey commercial and industrial buildings. There is a focus on the environmental impact of refurbishment rather than new build, with a view to developing student knowledge of sustainability. The book includes hotlinks to enable students to search for further information, review tasks, review summaries and 'pop ups' to highlight points of interest or explain technical terms. There is a companion website.
Presents step-by-step instructions for a variety of home automation projects using Arduino, Android, and a computer, including opening locked doors with a smartphone, remotely monitoring home security, and opening and closing curtains.
Criminal Partners: True Criminal Cases Committed by Teams of Two True crime cases from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries where partners in crime working together committed the crimes. The cases vary from serial killers to treason and from robbery to sexual predation. Some criminal stories are so shocking and heinous they defy belief. The cases are: Bonnie and Clyde, rebellious youths who got in over their heads, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, Russian spies executed by the US, Charlie Starkweather and Caril Fugate, hatred of authority turned them bad, Fred and Rosemary West, sexual predators and murderers, and Amanda Bagguss and David Lehane, tortured and murdered a helpless friend. Each case of famous true crimes reveals hints about the perpetrators' backgrounds and previous lives that may have caused them to become the horrible criminals they were. Nonetheless they committed the real crimes and all of the partners in crime were caught and punished in various ways.
The second volume in the Construction Technology set looks at the construction of industrial and commercial buildings for students at undergraduate and HNC/D level. Each element of a structure is considered within a comparative study at the end of the chapter dealing with that element. The comparative study aims to summarise in very simple terms the salient features of the alternative options. Other key features include case study material taken from actual building sites, an accessible text design, self assessment review exercises, and an accompanying lecturer and student web site. The two volumes can either be used individually or together to form a complete learning environment for students on building, surveying, land management or civil engineering courses.