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Macmillan Higher Education

Construction Technology 1: House Construction (3rd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 392
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Recommend to library, View companion site

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Paperback - 9781137030177

09 July 2013

$59.99

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Ebook - 9781137121264

11 June 2013

$59.99

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Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this widely-used textbook is intended specifically to support the study of domestic house...

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Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this widely-used textbook is intended specifically to support the study of domestic house construction at undergraduate degree and HNC/HND level.  The text makes use of a variety of features to encourage students to engage with the text rather than just dip in and out of it.  These include comparative tables which allow critical evaluation of different build details or design solutions, and a wealth of case studies.  This third edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect new technology and construction methods. Its student-friendly layout and features take readers through each step of the building process from planning to internal finishes.

This textbook is aimed at undergraduates and HNC/D students in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Building Surveying.  It is also ideal for associated Built Environment courses e.g. Land Management, Civil Engineering, where the basic technologies need to be understood.



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  • Offers 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
  • Offers a companion website featuring photographs and outline answers to the review tasks in the book

  • 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

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO HOUSE CONSTRUCTION
1. Functions of buildings
2. Preparing to build
3. The building process
PART II: BUILDING SUBSTRUCTURE
4. Foundations
5. Walls below ground
6. Ground floors
PART III: BUILDING SUPERSTRUCTURE
7. External walls
8. Upper floors and stairs
9. Internal division of space: walls and partitions
10. Roof: structures and coverings
11. Windows, doors and ventilation
12. Internal finishes
13. Overview of alternative sustainable construction methods.

A companion website featuring illustrated case studies, plus outline answers to the review tasks can be found at: www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Riley-Construction-Technology-1/ or by clicking through above under Further Actions.
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Mike Riley is Director and Alison Cotgrave is Deputy Director of the School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

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Mike Riley is Director and Alison Cotgrave is Deputy Director of the School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

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