Environmental Science in Building

Author: Randall McMullan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230390358

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

View: 5702

Environmental Science in Building covers the science, technology and services that relate to the comfort of humans and the environmental performance of buildings. This popular text is designed to be useful, at all levels, to students and practitioners of architecture, construction studies, building services, surveying, and environmental science. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and the contents reorganised to ensure optimum presentation and understanding of topics. Covering a range of topical areas including climate change, carbon and energy management, sustainability in construction, and sick and green buildings, this remains the key introductory text for understanding the principles and theories of the environmental science behind construction. Key features of the seventh edition are: • Clear and accessible text layout for ease of use • Minimum prior knowledge of science and mathematics assumed • Worked examples explained step-by-step • Fully updated dynamic illustrations and figures • Large resource sections of supporting information and references Visit the companion website for this book at www.palgrave.com/engineering/builtenvironment/mcmullan for investigative questions, supplementary exercises, useful weblinks and an online glossary.

Property Development

Author: David Isaac,John O'Leary,Mark Daley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137432489

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 9784

Provides a full overview for students and professionals, examining each stage of the development process. There are new chapters on planning and sustainability, continued focus on appraisal techniques with worked examples, updated content on sensitivity testing and funding mechanisms, and new self-assessment questions with model answers.

Surveying for Construction

Author: William Hyslop Irvine,Finlay Maclennan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780077111144

Category: Building sites

Page: 342

View: 2510

Surveying for Construction 5e is an essential textbook for students of engineering new to surveying, and will also appeal to students of building and environmental studies and archaeology. Offering a strong grounding in land and construction surveying, the authors clearly and comprehensively guide the reader through the principles, methods and equipment used in modern-day surveying. Taking into account recent advances in the field, the material has been fully updated and revised throughout including new and up-to-date coverage of levelling, total stations, detail surveys, and EDM. A new chapter on GPS technology has been added. In keeping with the practical nature of the book, there are chapters on setting out construction works and surveying existing buildings, which guide the reader step-by-step through the fundamental procedures. The clear and methodical nature of the explanations, supported by a wide range of exercises and examples, make Surveying for Construction 5e an invaluable and modern introduction to surveying. Key features include: • Fully updated coverage and new material throughout, including a new chapter on GPS • New Learning Objectives and Chapter Summaries which guide the student through the learning process and highlight the key principles and methods for each chapter • Numerous diagrams and figures which give students a clear and detailed understanding of equipment and procedures • Extensive boxed examples and exercises that guide students through real-world surveying methods and calculations • Website material: online material for creating your own surveying project allows students to practice the methods and techniques they have learnt

The Construction of Houses

Author: Duncan Marshall,Derek Worthing,Nigel Dann,Roger Heath

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136152938

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

View: 2311

The fifth edition of this successful textbook is aimed specifically at those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of building construction as part of a wider sphere of professional activity. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of modern construction and services. New to this edition are: Hundreds of revised graphics to complement the fully updated text New illustrations and photos printed in full colour for the first time New chapters on sustainability, ventilation and windows. This highly sought after text concentrates on principles and practice rather than details and regulations and retains it’s easy to follow format and highly accessible style. In doing so it enables the reader to demonstrate a comprehensive and genuine understanding of modern house construction and its evolution over the last 100 years. The Construction of Houses is not only an essential read for students, surveyors, developers and planning professionals, but also the interested lay person considering their first building project.

Designing and Conducting Survey Research

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Louis M. Rea,Richard A. Parker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118767039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 3238

"This book is a comprehensive, practical guide to conducting survey research. The book covers all major components of the method, including construction of the instrument, administration of the process, and analysis and reporting of results. The authors de-mystify statistics and enable readers to conduct a sample survey research project from initial conception of the research focus to the preparation of the final report, including basic statistical analysis of the data"--

Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings

Author: Stephen Emmitt,Christopher A. Gorse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118870719

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 584

View: 8717

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.

Performance of Bio-based Building Materials

Author: Dennis Jones,Christian Brischke

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081009925

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 650

View: 5161

Performance of Bio-based Building Materials provides guidance on the use of bio-based building materials (BBBM) with respect to their performance. The book focuses on BBBM currently present on the European market. The state-of-the-art is presented regarding material properties, recommended uses, performance expectancies, testing methodology, and related standards. Chapters cover both ‘old and traditional’ BBBM since quite a few of them are experiencing a comeback on the market. Promising developments that could become commercial in the near future are presented as well. The book will be a valuable reference resource for those working in the bio-based materials research community, architects and agencies dealing with sustainable construction, and graduate students in civil engineering. Takes a unique approach to bio-based materials and presents a broad overview of the topics on relevant areas necessary for application and promotion in construction Contains a general description, notable properties related to performance, and applications Presents standards that are structured according to performance types

Integrating Information in Built Environments

Author: Adriana X Sanchez,Keith Hampson,Geoffrey London

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351783270

Category: Architecture

Page: 284

View: 9470

In an increasingly globalised built environment industry, achieving higher levels of integration across organisational and software boundaries can lead to improved economic, social and environmental outcomes. This book is the direct result of a collaborative global network of industry and academic researchers spread across nine countries as part of CIB’s (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) Task Group 90 (TG90) Information Integration in Construction (IICON). The book provides a broad view of some of the opportunities and challenges brought by integrating information across organisational and system boundaries in the built environment industry. Chapters cover a large range of topics and are separated into three sections: resources, processes and added value. They provide a much-needed international perspective on a current global evolution in the industry and present leading original research and valuable lessons for researchers, industry practitioners, government clients and policy makers across the industry. Key features include: a broad range of topics that are not covered elsewhere in the literature; contributions from a diverse group of industry research leaders from across the globe; exemplar case studies providing real-world examples of where information integration has been a key factor for success or lack thereof has been at the root cause of failure; an analysis of future priority areas for research and development investment as well as their strategic implications for public and private decision-makers; the book will deliver innovation in best practice methodology for information sharing across disciplines and between the design, construction and asset management sectors.

BIM and Big Data for Construction Cost Management

Author: Weisheng Lu,Chi Cheung Lai,Tung Tse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351172301

Category: Architecture

Page: 156

View: 8530

This book is designed to help practitioners and students in a wide range of construction project management professions to understand what building information modelling (BIM) and big data could mean for them and how they should prepare to work successfully on BIM-compliant projects and maintain their competencies in this essential and expanding area. In this book, the state-of-the-art information technologies that support high-profile BIM implementation are introduced, and case studies show how BIM has integrated core quantity surveying and cost management responsibilities and how big data can enable informed decision-making for cost control and cost planning. The authors' combined professional and academic experience demonstrates, with practical examples, the importance of using BIM and particularly the fusion of BIM and big data, to sharpen competitiveness in global and domestic markets. This book is a highly valuable guide for people in a wide range of construction project management and quantity surveying roles. In addition, implications for project management, facilities management, contract administration, and dispute resolution are also explored through the case studies, making this book essential reading for built environment and engineering professionals.

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering

Author: Christopher Gorse,David Johnston,Martin Pritchard,Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199534462

Category: Reference

Page: 497

View: 678

The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 9,800 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formulae, and symbols, as well as entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.

Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students

Author: Shamil Naoum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136409912

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 224

View: 4663

Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students is the only how-to guide for BSc and MSc students. Covering topic selection, research planning and methodology to structuring and writing the dissertation, this book includes everything needed for a successful write-up. A new chapter on Supervision and Assessment as well as updates to references and case studies ensures students know what is expected of them and how they will be assessed. The clear, concise, step-by-step text illustrated with examples of best case practice makes this an ideal resource for anyone involved in research in this field.

Building Design, Construction and Performance in Tropical Climates

Author: Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave,Michael Farragher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315470519

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 6497

The design, construction and use of buildings in tropical climates pose specific challenges to built environment professionals. This text seeks to capture some of the key issues of technology and practice in the areas of building design, refurbishment, construction and facilities management in tropical regions. Using a consistent chapter structure throughout, and incorporating the latest research findings, this book outlines: the functional requirements of buildings in tropical climates; the challenges associated with the sustainability of the built environment, building form and whole life performance in the context of a tropical setting; the impact of potentially hostile tropical conditions upon building pathology and the durability of components, structure and fabric; the tasks which face those responsible for appraising the design, condition, maintenance and conservation of built heritage in tropical regions; the facilities management issues faced in tropical climates; and the refurbishment, upgrade and renewal of the tropical built environment. The book is ideal as a course text for students of Architecture, Construction, Surveying and FM as well as providing a sound reference for practitioners working in these regions.

Materials for Architects and Builders

Author: Arthur Lyons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317667360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 2952

Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components.

Archaeological Survey

Author: E.B. Banning

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461507693

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 7723

This practical volume, the first book in the Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique series, examines in detail the factors that affect archaeological detectability in surveys whose methods range from visual to remote sensing in land, underwater, and intertidal zones - furnishing a comprehensive treatment of prospection, parameter estimation, model building, and detection of spatial structure.

Quantity Surveying Practice

Author: Ivor H. Seeley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349144029

Category: Building

Page: 632

View: 7601

This book covers the whole range of skills and knowledge that modern quantity surveyors require to perform their work efficiently and effectively. The text has been thoroughly revised and substantially extended to enhance its value to the reader. All the basic skills of the quantity surveyor in construction procurement, contract administration and cost control and management are dealt with in sufficient detail to meet the needs of students. The newly developing areas of project management and value management are examined and illustrated in a practical way.

Research Methodology in the Built Environment

A Selection of Case Studies

Author: Vian Ahmed,Alex Opoku,Zeeshan Aziz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317534247

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 9590

Built environment students are not always familiar with the range of different research approaches they could be using for their projects. Whether you are undertaking a postgraduate doctoral programme or facing an undergraduate or masters dissertation, this book provides general advice, as well as 13 detailed case studies from 16 universities in 7 countries, to help you get to grips with quantitative and qualitative methods, mixed methods of data collection, action research, and more.

Sustainable Construction

Author: Sandy Halliday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113636076X

Category: Architecture

Page: 398

View: 7266

It has taken a very long time for sustainable development to be recognised as a justified restraint on inappropriate development and a primary driver of improving quality of life for all. For designers, clients and project managers this means we have to create healthy buildings and places which support communities, enhance biodiversity and contribute to reversing unsustainable trends in pollution and resource consumption. It is a very positive agenda. This groundbreaking book will help all building design, management and cost professionals to understand sustainable design and provide the technical skills needed to implement the most up-to-date concepts. Based on a hugely successful series of workshops for professionals in construction, the book covers the history of ideas, materials, measurement - both cost and benchmarking performance - environmental services, and the building design and delivery process through to post-occupancy evaluation. It covers individual buildings and the urban scale. Sustainable Construction is a master-class in how to achieve practical, affordable, replicable, sustainable design. It has something new and often surprising in it for everybody in the construction industry. For the Architect and Engineer it gives chapter and verse to the basic design issues at all scales and through the whole of the plan of work For Quantity Surveyors and cost professionals it challenges current conventions with researched case study evidence" For clients and project managers it outlines the drivers and the justification for a sustainable approach and outlines the legislative framework; and it gives guidance on procurement and project and site management issues For contractors and developers it contains a wealth of case study material, rooted in practical experience and economic reality. For teachers and students it will bust myths, liberate thinking and inform design

House Construction (illustrated)

Author: Mike Riley ,Alison Cotgrave

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 135200190X

Category:

Page: 373

View: 2366

Urban Land Economics and Public Policy

Author: Paul N. Balchin,Gregory H. Bull,Jeffrey L. Kieve

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349136522

Category: Architecture

Page: 408

View: 1317

This revised and reset new fifth edition generally follows the structure of the previous edition, although some of the material of the earlier chapters has been rearranged, in addition to being updated and extended. A new feature of this edition is the allocation of a complete chapter to examining the problems of urban decline and renewal. Here the economic and social problems are discussed within the framework of current issues in urban policy, local government and planning. The book will appeal as a basic textbook for undergraduate students of estate management, land economics, building surveying and quantity surveying. It will be valuable to students taking degree or equivalent courses in urban economics, urban geography or town planning; it will also appeal to those preparing for RICS and RTPI examinations.