Construction Technology 2 Industrial and Commercial Building

Author: Mike Riley
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137376008
Release Date: 2014-04-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Construction Technology 3

Author: Mike Riley
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230346178
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Modern Construction Management

Author: Frank Harris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118510186
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This new edition of a core undergraduate textbook for construction managers reflects current best practice, topical industry preoccupations and latest developments in courses and fundamental subjects for students. While the construction process still requires traditional skills, changes over recent decades today demand improved understanding of modern business, production and contractual practices. The authors have responded accordingly and the book has undergone a thorough re-write, eliminating some of the older material and adding new processes now considered essential to achieving lean construction. Particular emphasis is given, for example, to supply chains and networks, value and risk management, BIM, ICT, project arrangements, corporate social responsibility, training, health and welfare and environmental sustainability. Modern Construction Management presents construction as a socially responsible, innovative, carbon-reducing, manager-involved, people-orientated, crisis-free industry that is efficient and cost effective. The overall themes for the Seventh Edition are: Drivers for efficiency: lean construction underpinning production management and off-site production methods. Sustainability: reflecting the transition to a low carbon economy. Corporate Social Responsibility: embracing health & safety, modernistic contracts, effective procurement, and employment issues. Building Information Management: directed towards the improvement of construction management systems. The comprehensive selection of worked examples, based on real and practical situations in construction management and methods will help to consolidate learning. A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/MCM7 offers invaluable support material for both tutors and students: Solutions to the self-learning exercises PowerPoint slides with discussion topics Journal and web references Structured to reflect site, business and corporate responsibilities of managers in construction, the book continues to provide strong coverage of the salient elements required for developing and equipping the modern construction manager with the competencies and skills for both technical and business related areas.

Barry s Advanced Construction of Buildings

Author: Stephen Emmitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118870716
Release Date: 2014-03-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Robin Barry's Construction of Buildings was first published in 1958 in 5 volumes, rapidly becoming a standard text on construction. In its current 2 volume format Barry remains hugely popular with both students and lecturers of construction and related disciplines. The third edition of Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings expands and deepens your understanding of construction technology. It covers the construction of larger-scale buildings (primarily residential, commercial and industrial) constructed with load bearing frames, supported by chapters on fit-out and second fix, lifts and escalators, off-site construction and a new chapter on building obsolescence and revitalisation. Functional and performance requirements of the main building elements are emphasised throughout, as is building efficiency and meeting the challenges of limiting the environmental impact of buildings. You will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technologies. The new edition, with supporting material at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction, is an ideal information source for developing a wider and deeper understanding of construction technology.

Electrical Design of Commercial and Industrial Buildings

Author: John Hauck
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449600181
Release Date: 2010-04-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A Hands-On Approach to Electrical Design Electrical Design of Commercial and Industrial Buildings teaches students the critical components of electrical design through an integrated approach that combines fundamental theory with hands-on practice. By taking an applied-learning approach to instruction, this text explains electrical principles, design criteria, codes, and other key elements of the design process, then guides students through each step as they create their own electrical design plans. A companion Student Resource CD-ROM accompanies the printed textbook with sample plans - accompanied by example equipment lists, lighting fixture schedules, and calculation templates - provides students with a comprehensive framework for experiential learning. As an integrated learning tool, Electrical Design of Commercial and Industrial Buildings is both an essential teaching guide for electrical design instructors and an enduring reference book for students and professionals.

Building Measurement

Author: Andrew D. Packer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317561491
Release Date: 2016-11-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Measurement of buildings is the core skill of the quantity surveyor. It underpins the procurement, management, delivery and subsequent commissioning of a completed building, and must now be completed using New Rules of Measurement 2 (NRM 2). In this much-needed new measurement textbook, the measurement of the most common building elements is described using NRM2. Extensive worked examples including fully up to date hand-drawn diagrams and supporting take-off lists ensure that the reader develops a confidence in their ability to measure using NRM2 in practice. A practical step-by-step approach is used to explain and interpret the detail of the specific Work Sections of NRM2, covering a broad range of different trades, including mechanical and electrical systems; external works; groundwork; masonry; joinery; and internal finishes. Presuming no prior knowledge of measurement or NRM2, and fully up to date with current practice, including consideration of Building Information Modelling, this is the ideal text for students of measurement at HND or BSc level, as well as practitioners needing a crash course in how to apply NRM2.

Building Construction Illustrated

Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118740057
Release Date: 2014-04-16
Genre: Architecture

The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.

Moisture Control Handbook

Author: Joseph Lstiburek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471318639
Release Date: 1996-01-15
Genre: Architecture

In the climate-controlled buildings of today, moisture problems affect not only the useable life expectancy of the structure, but the comfort and health of the occupants. This reference is the first to apply up-to-date moisture control and treatment techniques in a problem/solution format. Opening with an introductory explanation of the nature and causes of mold, mildew, and condensation, the book gives specific advice on heated, cooled, and combination environments, plus a short course in the dynamics of moisture movement within buildings. Other invaluable coverage includes: * clear, detailed recommended practices for all United States climates * practices for cooling as well as heating climates (often, heating climate solutions are applied in cooling climates, where problems and solutions are completely different) * an overall, systematic view of moisture problems--including how mechanical systems and occupant lifestyles can create and also resolve moisture problems * actual case studies of buildings with moisture problems that illustrate the principles and practices presented in the book This detailed, no-nonsense exploration of moisture cause and effect--as well as its protection and remediation--will expand readers' knowledge on this crucial subject. Moisture Control Handbook will be welcomed by building contractors, architects, mechanical engineers, building science researchers, building product manufacturers, homeowners, and small commercial building owners.

Construction Technology

Author: R. Chudley
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0435046829
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Building

'Construction Technology' provides a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of the technology of domestic low-rise construction and principal associated legislation.

Broken Buildings Busted Budgets

Author: Barry B. LePatner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226472690
Release Date: 2008-09-15
Genre: Architecture

Addressing the out-of-control delays and cost overruns of construction projects across the nation, prominent construction attorney LePatner builds a powerful case for change in an industry that consumes $1.23 trillion and wastes at least $120 billion each year.

Construction Materials Methods and Techniques

Author: William P. Spence
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305086272
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Explore the most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices with CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 4E. This comprehensive book's logical, well-structured format follows the natural sequence of a construction project. The book is the only one with an organization based on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat standards. Readers will find the most current industry developments and standards as well as latest relevant building codes within a dynamic new design. This edition emphasizes coverage of today's construction materials, methods and techniques that is critical to success in the industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional

Author: Wayne J. Del Pico
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118243541
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

How to succeed in the construction business—step-by-step guidelines for estimating To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know how to generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and material costs. This book guides readers through the entire estimating process, explaining in detail how to put together a reliable estimate that can be used not only for budgeting, but also for developing a schedule, managing a project, dealing with contingencies, and ultimately making a profit. Completely revised and updated to reflect the new CSI MasterFormat 2010TM system, the Second Edition of this practical guide describes estimating techniques for each building system and how to apply them according to the latest industry standards. Cost considerations and quantity takeoff and pricing are included for virtually every type of work found in residential and light commercial projects, from demolition, concrete, and masonry to windows and doors, siding, roofing, mechanical and electrical systems, finish work, and site construction. Complete with many new graphics and references to professional construction cost databases, the new edition provides experienced contractors and novices alike with essential information on: How to correctly interpret plans and specifications, reflecting updates to contract documents since the first edition Computer estimating techniques and new estimating software for performing quantity takeoff The best methods for conceptual estimating as well as the extremely useful topic of parametric estimating How to allocate the right amounts for profit and contingencies, and other hard-to-find professional guidance How a unit price estimate is built along with labor issues and budgeting for subcontractor work

Building the Empire State

Author: Skyscraper Museum
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393730301
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Architecture

Traces the construction of the Empire State Building, which was completed in eleven months, and presents highlights from the notebooks of the firm that built it

Residential and Light Commercial Construction Standards

Author: RSMeans
Publisher: RSMeans
ISBN: 0876290128
Release Date: 2008-06-26
Genre: Architecture

A popular reference used daily by builders, contractors, architects, and owners, this guide is a unique collection of industry standards that define quality in construction. For contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, architects, engineers, attorneys, and insurance personnel, it provides authoritative requirements and recommendations compiled from the nation's leading professional associations, industry publications, and building code organizations. New third edition is completely updated to the latest standards, codes, and trends. Coverage includes standards for concrete, masonry, framing, finish carpentry and cabinetry, insulation, roofing, windows and doors, drywall and ceramic tile, floor covering, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and more. This one-stop reference is enhanced by helpful commentary from respected practitioners, including identification of items most frequently targeted for construction defect claims. FEATURES: This one-of-a-kind resource enables you to: Establish an acceptable quality of workmanship Resolve disputes and avoid litigation Train personnel in correct installation procedures Answer client questions and authority Easily find applicable building code information The nationwide team of editors includes leading contractors, engineers, architects and construction defect analysts. They provide practical installation tips, along with advice on how to avoid the most frequently cited defect claims.