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Macmillan Higher Education

Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building (3rd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 440
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Recommend to library, View companion site

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Paperback - 9781137371690

09 May 2014

$69.99

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Ebook - 9781137376008

11 April 2014

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Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this popular undergraduate textbook offers comprehensive coverage of industrial and...

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Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this popular undergraduate textbook offers comprehensive coverage of industrial and commercial building technology.  It builds on material in the first volume in the series Construction Technology 1: House Construction but it is also valuable as a standalone text.  The most student-friendly textbook in the area, it uses a wealth of features to reinforce understanding and test knowledge, including case studies and comparative studies.  Case studies include photographs and commentary on specific aspects of the technology of framed buildings, while comparative studies allow the reader to make a critical evaluation, comparing and contrasting design details and solutions.

This textbook is aimed at undergraduates in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Building Surveying, and HNC/D students in the same areas.  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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  • A proper learning resource rather than a reference book
  • Offers a clear and accessible text structure for ease of use, with each chapter including definitions of key terms, review tasks and reflective summaries
  • Easy-to-follow page layout, with a wealth of figures and photos
  • Illustrated case studies help students visualise details and components in a real situation
  • Includes comparative studies that allow critical evaluation of different build details or design solutions
  • Review tasks ask questions of readers to check understanding, with outline answers supplied online
  • The companion website holds outline answers to all the review tasks in the book, and photographs to accompany the case studies


  • Thoroughly revised throughout
  • New material on sustainable construction incorporated as a key theme in each aspect of technology
  • A new chapter on building services installations
  • A new section of the highly topical subject of Building Information Modelling (BIM) 



PART I: PREPARING TO BUILD
1. Functions and Requirements of Industrial and Commercial Buildings
2. The Building Process
3. Preparing to Build
PART II: BUILDING SUBSTRUCTURE
4. Foundations
5. Walls Below Ground and Basement Construction
6. Ground Floors
PART III: BUILDING SUPERSTRUCTURE
7. High-rise Buildings
8. Long-span Frames
9. Fire Engineering Design
10. External Walls and Claddings for Multi-storey and Large-span Commercial Buildings
11. Upper Floors and Internal Access
12. Roof Construction
13. Internal Division of Space and Integration of Services
PART IV: SUSTAINABLE BUILDING SERVICES
14. Sustainable Building Services.

The companion website holds outline answers to all the review tasks in the book, and photographs to accompany the case studies.  Visit www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Riley-Construction-Technology-2-3e/resources/ or click through from the link under Further Action above.

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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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