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Building Construction Handbook


Building Construction Handbook

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    Available in PDF Format | Building Construction Handbook.pdf | English
    Roy Chudley(Author) Roger Greeno(Author)
  •  Ideal for students on all construction courses
  • Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings
  • Fully updated to include all revisions to Building and Construction regulations

Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. It is full of detailed drawings that clearly illustrate the construction of building elements. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both traditional procedures and modern developments, are also included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction.

This new edition has been updated to reflect the 2011 changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on energy performance, and substantial revisions of the section on structures.

Building Construction Handbook is the essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through to Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practical reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

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  • By Guest on 31 August 2017

    Classic read

  • By VBird on 18 September 2013

    I have spent most of my career as an Architect in practice and now lecture in Construction Technology. While this book is well written with good, clear illustrations, it has only been updated in a piecemeal fashion, so unless you know your construction (in which case you don't need a book at this level) a new student of construction management, architecture etc will not be able to distinguish what is up to date and what is not. If you follow the index link to lintels, for example, you will see a whole bunch of lintels which were fine in the 1970s, but would not have been legal to use in UK construction for the last 20 years; another example - the section on site surveys was described by a colleague as "antique". The book is riddled with this sort of thing; it is dangerous and should not be in circulation. I have taken these matters up with the publishers without success.

  • By Mr. K. W. De Silva on 11 November 2013

    I have owned copies of this book since they were first published . It is well written with very good illustrations , only bettered by the builders details sheets which are no longer in print . I use the book as a quick reference and to show clients , Architects , Tradesmen etc before works commence. The great thing about the books is that they have not thrown out the baby with the bath water. So when working on refurbishment work you can get a really good idea of what you are likely to find. My only complaint is that there is not a hard backed copy .A must on any builders book shelf

  • By Timothy Evans on 22 February 2014

    If you're looking to start out in building regs, or anything architecture related this is your bible. It covers all the basics to do with building construction and as an architect moving from design into producing construction drawings it is a great start.

  • By Paul FitzGerald on 24 June 2013

    As an ex-teacher and chief examiner of technical and building drawing I love the hand drawings and stencil-font style. This 9th edition has still got the look and feel of a 1950's hand written technical book but with the latest up-to-date information.

  • By Guest on 10 August 2013

    The book is written more like a student book then a handbook. I would expect more examples from practice which could be useful for professionals.

  • By R. Murray on 24 August 2014

    Really surprised at this book. Firstly the thickness of it, I was expecting 370 odd pages but this is over 800!It's really informative and when I qualified as a domestic plumber I wish I had this book to hand, it's more detailed than my actual dedicated plumbing books.A really good purchase and will hopefully aid me through my training as a Civil Engineer this September.!

  • By Allan on 28 October 2013

    If you are looking for a book to cover all the basic construction details then this is the one to get

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