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Macmillan Higher Education

Construction Technology 3 (2nd Edition)

The Technology of Refurbishment and Maintenance

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Palgrave

Pages: 240
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Paperback - 9780230290143

28 April 2011

$69.99

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Ebook - 9780230346178

28 April 2011

$69.99

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Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this textbook offers comprehensive coverage of the refurbishment and maintenance of existing...

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Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this textbook offers comprehensive coverage of the refurbishment and maintenance of existing buildings, with a focus on the environmental impact of refurbishment rather than new build in the context of sustainability.  Uniquely, both housing and large-span, multi-storey commercial and industrial buildings are covered in detail within this one text.  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.

This textbook is aimed at undergraduates in Building Surveying, Construction Management, Architectural Technology, and Quantity Surveying, as well as HNQ programmes in building-related subjects; and Masters level students on conversion courses.  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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Key features:

·         Covers refurbishment in both housing and large-span multi-storey commercial and industrial buildings

·         A focus on the importance of sustainability in refurbishment and building use

·         A proper learning resource rather than a reference book

·         Two major illustrated case studies help students visualise details and components in a real situation

·         Offers a clear and accessible text structure for ease of use, with each chapter including margin notes expanding key points and reflective summaries

·         Review tasks ask questions of readers to check understanding, with outline answers supplied online

·         Easy-to-follow page layout, with a wealth of figures and photos

·         The companion website holds outline answers to all the review tasks in the book

 

·         Increases the focus on the sustainability aspects of refurbishment and the use and occupation of buildings

·         The decision basis for demolition is considered in greater detail, together with the principles and practices of façade retention

PART I: BUILDING REFURBISHMENT, MAINTENANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY
The Context of Refurbishment
The Context of Maintenance
PART II: COMMON DEFECTS ENCOUNTERED DURING CONSTRUCTION
Common Defects in Buildings
PART III: THE TECHNOLOGY OF REFURBISHMENT
Common Refurbishment Technologies
PART IV: THE MANAGEMENT OF MAINTENANCE AND REFURBISHMENT WORK
The Management of Refurbishment Work
Demolition and Disposal
Case Study.

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MIKE RILEY is Director andALISON COTGRAVEis Deputy Director of the School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Both have extensive experience of teaching Construction Technology at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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MIKE RILEY is Director andALISON COTGRAVEis Deputy Director of the School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Both have extensive experience of teaching Construction Technology at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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