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Sustainable Construction Technologies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 436

Sustainable Construction Technologies

Sustainable construction technologies are not new, but construction practitioners are still not actively incorporating them into their construction projects. One of the major burdens is high investment cost. Life cycle assessment of implementing sustainable construction technologies can help construction practitioners understand the life time perspective of the implementation. In Sustainable Construction Technologies: Life-Cycle Assessment, the Authors provide practitioners with a tool to support their decision of selecting technologies that may eventually have a higher initial cost but when analyzed through the Life Cycle bring clear financial advantage. In the first chapter the Authors pro...

Construction Technology 1: House Construction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 392

Construction Technology 1: House Construction

Construction Technology 1: House Construction is a widely used and popular textbook designed specifically to support the study of domestic house construction at undergraduate degree and HNC/HND level. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect new technology and construction methods. Its student-friendly layout and features take you through each step of the building process from planning to internal finishes. Construction Technology 1: House Construction • has a clear and accessible text structure for ease of use, with each chapter including definitions of key terms, review tasks and reflective summaries • features a wealth of case studies drawn from real-life building sites • includes comparative studies that allow critical evaluation of different build details or design solutions • includes an entirely new chapter on sustainable construction • uses an enhanced page layout, with improved figures and new photos, including a new plate section of colour photos A companion website featuring photographs and outline answers to the review tasks can be found at: www.palgrave.com/engineering/riley1

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 816

Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-05-31
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

The construction materials industry is a major user of the world’s resources. While enormous progress has been made towards sustainability, the scope and opportunities for improvements are significant. To further the effort for sustainable development, a conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies was held at Coventry University, Coventry, U.K., from June 11th - 13th, 2007, to highlight case studies and research on new and innovative ways of achieving sustainability of construction materials and technologies. This book presents selected, important contributions made at the conference. Over 190 papers from over 45 countries were accepted for presentation at the confere...

Sustainable Construction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 398

Sustainable Construction

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-01-14
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  • Publisher: Routledge

It has taken a very long time for sustainable development to be recognised as a justified restraint on inappropriate development and a primary driver of improving quality of life for all. For designers, clients and project managers this means we have to create healthy buildings and places which support communities, enhance biodiversity and contribute to reversing unsustainable trends in pollution and resource consumption. It is a very positive agenda. This groundbreaking book will help all building design, management and cost professionals to understand sustainable design and provide the technical skills needed to implement the most up-to-date concepts. Based on a hugely successful series of...

Sustainable Construction Techniques
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 152

Sustainable Construction Techniques

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-06-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

What makes building materials sustainable? How to reduce the amount of embodied energy in building constructions? And how does a Life Cycle Analysis work? These are questions which are becoming increasingly more common in the context of sustainable construction. The DETAIL Green Book "Sustainable Construction Techniques" offers a thorough guide to ecological building design and sustainable construction methods, which will be particularly valuable for architects. The authors provide an overview of the most relevant databases and certification standards for building products and illustrate how a Life Cycle Analysis is conducted. They also identify key ways of optimising the planning process in line with ecological criteria, while offering advice for the selection of building materials and elements. Detailed documentation from five buildings constructed in Europe and North America serve to illustrate the associated assessment processes in this book.

Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 440

Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building

Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building is a widely used and popular textbook designed specifically to support the study of industrial and commercial building technology at undergraduate degree and HNC/HND level. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect new technology and construction methods. Key features include: • Clear and accessible text structure for ease of use • Unique pedagogical features including comparative studies, case studies and review tasks • New material on sustainability, including green and intelligent buildings • Updated for new building regulations • Enhanced page layout, with improved figures and new photos A companion ...

Constructing Green
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 399

Constructing Green

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-08-02
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Experts consider green construction and the social, institutional, and cultural changes associated with it, through a sociological and organizational lens.

Sustainable Construction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 560

Sustainable Construction

The classic reference for high-performance green building delivery systems No longer just a buzzword, sustainable construction is going mainstream—and soon will be the norm. Revised to reflect the latest developments of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, Third Edition guides construction and design professionals through the process of developing commercial and institutional high-performance green buildings in today's marketplace. Charles Kibert provides an introduction to green building, covering the theory, history, and state of the industry as w...

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations

ÔThere is no debate about the fact that a Òbusiness as usualÓ approach is an environmentally unsustainable one. Given the magnitude of the environmental challenges the world faces today, extensive changes in corporate strategies and significant innovation advances are absolutely necessary if we are to avoid substantial decreases in our quality of living. This set of internationally recognized authors provides some fresh and informative perspectives on this topic along with a path for a more sustainable future.Õ Ð Mark Ferguson, University of South Carolina, US Corporations across the world are becoming increasingly aware of the threat of environmental degradation and the growing importa...

Sustainable Construction Processes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 392

Sustainable Construction Processes

This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build sustainably and then assesses many of the tools required for the task. From energy to materials and from procurement to operation, all aspects play their part in turning a theoretically sustainable building project into a reality. There are many guidelines for the designer on how to maximise the sustainability of buildings but this resource text supplements these by focusing on the construction and operational aspects of sustainable buildings, as well as some of the more fundamental design-related considerations....