The Building Regulations

Explained and Illustrated

Author: M. J. Billington,S. P. Barnshaw,K. T. Bright,A. Crooks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405195029

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1024

View: 3514

This is a straightforward guide to building control in England and Wales. This new edition includes the latest amendments to the regulations and a unique overview of the legal provisions.

The Scottish Building Regulations

Explained and Illustrated

Author: George Bett,Frith Hoehnke,James Robison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405147784

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 2626

The book provides a practical guide, with worked examples, to the Scottish Building Regulations. The new edition takes account of substantial revisions to the Regulations on fire and means of escape, structural stability, conservation of fuel and power, and drainage.

The Building Regulations: Explained and Illustrated, Eleventh Edition

Author: Vincent Powell-Smith,M. J. Billington

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632050697

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

View: 5740

The Building Regulations: Explained and Illustrated provides a straightforward, well illustrated guide to building control in England and Wales. The Eleventh Edition has been updated and revised to include: * revisions to Part K 'Protection from falling, collision and impact' dealing with regulations on windows, skylights, ventilators and sliding or powered doors and gates * new requirements of Part N 'Glazing' on safe operation and access for cleaning for windows, skylights and ventilators * new regulations under Part M extending accessibility requirements for disabled people to dwellings * amendments to the Approved Document to support Regulation 7 on materials and workmanship. The legal and administrative chapters have been completely rewritten to take account of the rapid expansion of the approved inspector system and amendments to the Building Act 1984. A new chapter summarises eighteen Acts of Parliament and statutory instruments that relate to building control.

Building Regulations in Brief

Author: Ray Tricker

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0750667036

Category: Architecture

Page: 714

View: 7130

This is a concise guide to the UK Building Regulations for the many people working on simple projects such as building extensions and building adaptations. Previous ed.: 2004.

Understanding the Building Regulations

Author: Simon Polley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415349176

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 1643

Although the UK's Building Regulations are complex and lengthy, their essential features are relatively straightforward. In this third edition of his bestselling book, Simon Polley brings his brief and practical guide fully up-to-date for Spon, with a number of key changes across the text, and the addition of an excellent new section. Written by this leading industry practitioner, Understanding Building Regulations is well presented, jargon-free, and a great alternative to John Stephenson's much larger and weightier The Building Regulations Explained. It is an excellent introduction for students as well as for professionals who want a first-rate entry-level text.

17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations

Explained and Illustrated

Author: Brian Scaddan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0080969178

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

View: 1963

This popular guide focuses on common misconceptions in the application of the Wiring Regulations. It explains in clear language those parts of the Regs that most need simplifying, outlining the correct procedures to follow and those to avoid. Emphasis has been placed on areas where confusion and misinterpretation is common, such as earthing and bonding, circuit design and protection, and in particular the increased use of RCDs. It is an affordable reference for all electrical contractors and other workers involved in electrical installations. It will enable safe and efficient compliance and help answer queries quickly to ensure work complies with the latest version of the Wiring Regulations. With the coverage carefully matched to the syllabus of the City & Guilds Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (2382-10, 2382-12 and 2382-20) and containing sample exam questions and answers, it is also an ideal revision guide. Brian Scaddan, I Eng, MIET, is a consultant for and an Honorary Member of City & Guilds. He has over 35 years' experience in Further Education and training. He is Director of Brian Scaddan Associates Ltd, an approved City and Guilds and NICEIC training centre offering courses on all aspects of Electrical Installation Contracting including the C&G 2382 series. He is also a leading author on books on electrical installation.

Building Construction Handbook

Author: Roy Chudley,Roger Greeno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317442164

Category: House & Home

Page: 1012

View: 408

Ideal for students on all construction courses Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings Updated to include revisions to Building and Construction regulations The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements, and have been an invaluable guide for builders since 1988. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice, techniques, and regulations representing both traditional procedures and modern developments are included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on the latest technologies used in domestic construction. 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.

Guide to Building Control

Author: Anthony Gwynne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118507762

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 9578

To clarify the practical requirements of the Building Regs and help you meet their requirements first go, all the information contained in the building regulations 2010 and approved documents is presented here in an easy-to-understand format, clear, concise and fully illustrated. Guidance is given for domestic buildings of up to three storeys in England and Wales, including extensions, loft conversions, new dwellings, conversions (garages, basements and barns), and upgrading of existing buildings - including the use of natural lime mortars, plasters renders and paints. There are clear explanations of how the technical design and construction requirements of the Building Regs can be met with sufficient information to draw up an effective specification and design to be developed. Guide to Building Control illustrates the design and construction of the various building elements and explains the principles and processes of the building regulations and approved documents - including structure, fire safety, contaminates, sound insulation, ventilation, water efficiency, drainage systems, combustion appliances, stairs and guarding, energy conservation/green building issues, disabled access, safety glazing, electrical safety, materials and workmanship. The Guide contains up-to-date examples of everyday practices and procedures gained by the author - a practicing building control surveyor - from years of responding to requests from property professionals, builders, property owners and students for clarification of the practical requirements of the building regulations. Accompanied by detailed diagrams, tables and text offering an enlightened understanding of the complexities of building regulations the Guide is both an authoritative reference for use at planning stage and a practical handbook on site. Students and professionals will find it an essential, easy-to-use resource for building control surveyors, building designers, building contractors, self-build, and others working in the construction industry.

Building Regulations Pocket Book

Author: Ray Tricker,Samantha Alford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351254782

Category: Architecture

Page: 444

View: 2815

This handy guide provides you with all the information you need to comply with the UK Building Regulations and Approved Documents. On site, in the van, in the office, wherever you are, this is the book you’ll refer to time and time again to double check the regulations on your current job. The Building Regulations Pocket Book is the must have reliable and portable guide to compliance with the Building Regulations. Part 1 provides an overview of the Building Act Part 2 offers a handy guide to the dos and don’ts of gaining the Local Council’s approval for Planning Permission and Building Regulations Approval Part 3 presents an overview of the requirements of the Approved Documents associated with the Building Regulations Part 4 is an easy to read explanation of the essential requirements of the Building Regulations that any architect, builder or DIYer needs to know to keep their work safe and compliant on both domestic or non-domestic jobs This book is essential reading for all building contractors and sub-contractors, site engineers, building engineers, building control officers, building surveyors, architects, construction site managers and DIYers. Homeowners will also find it useful to understand what they are responsible for when they have work done on their home (ignorance of the regulations is no defence when it comes to compliance!).

Roof Construction and Loft Conversion

Author: C. N. Mindham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405173262

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 6763

This book provides practical guidance on the design and construction of timber roofs, featuring numerous detail drawings. It includes information on loft to attic room conversion. The new edition has been updated to cover the latest changes to the British Regulations and extended coverage of roof attic construction.

Electric Wiring: Domestic

Author: Brian Scaddan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750687355

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 146

View: 6961

This book has for many years been the standard guide to the practical aspects of domestic electrical wiring. It explains step-by-step what needs to be done so that work can be carried out safely and correctly first time. The thirteenth edition has been fully updated in line with the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations and latest best practice. It is essential reading for anyone obtaining a Domestic Installer Scheme Qualification which relates to Part P of the Building Regulations. The handy format and clear, straightforward text have also made this book popular as a quick guide to best practice for electricians. Although it is not intended as a DIY manual, non-qualified persons will also find the book useful before calling in qualified operatives. Brian Scaddan, I Eng, MIET, is a consultant for and an Honorary Member of City & Guilds. He has over 35 years’ experience in Further Education and training. He is Director of Brian Scaddan Associates Ltd, an approved City and Guilds and NICEIC training centre offering courses on all aspects of Electrical Installation Contracting including NICEIC DISQ courses. He is also a leading author of books on electrical installation.

Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings

Author: Stephen Emmitt,Christopher A. Gorse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118856546

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 808

View: 7084

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 Introduction to Construction of Buildings provides the basic material you will need to understand the construction process for the majority of low rise buildings. Construction technology is explained and illustrated through the key functional and performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. With a stronger focus on building efficiency and meeting the challenges posed by limiting the environmental impact of buildings, you will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technologies. Particular attention has been paid to the careful integration of all topics, helping you to link concepts and follow related material. The new edition, with supporting website at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction, provides the ideal introduction to construction technology

Guide to the Building Regulations

Author: Huw M. A. Evans,Huw Evans

Publisher: Riba Publishing

ISBN: 9781859466179

Category:

Page: 448

View: 1739

All new buildings, extensions and refurbishment work must comply with Building Regulations in order to protect the health and safety of building occupants. In recent years the regulations have become increasingly complex, making the process of demonstrating compliance more arduous.This well-established guide provides the construction industry with concise, clear guidance on the essentials of the Building Regulations, setting out the key compliance requirements to help designers and other construction professionals produce safe, attractive buildings.• The third edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate the 2015 amendments to the Building Regulations, including: The introduction of optional requirements in Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations, which will apply only if they are made a condition of planning consent.• An optional higher standard of water efficiency for Requirement G2 (Water efficiency), which may be required as a planning condition.• A new fittings approach to water efficiency as an alternative to the Water Efficiency Calculator.• Amendment to guidance on solid waste storage in Part H (Drainage and waste disposal), which now requires consideration of local amenity when designing bin storage.• Division of Approved Document M into two volumes, addressing dwellings and non-dwellings respectively.• Expansion of Requirement M4 (Access to and use of dwellings) to include three different accessibility categories for dwellings. Categories 2 and 3 are optional standards, which may be required as a planning condition.• The introduction of brand new Part Q (Security) with new provisions for domestic doors and windows in order to prevent unauthorised access.• Updating of references to standards and other documents.Fully updated and written to save time for hard-pressed users, the 3rd edition of Guide to the Building Regulations is the essential companion for architects, construction professionals and building control officers alike.

Residential Building Codes Illustrated

A Guide to Understanding the 2009 International Residential Code

Author: Steven R. Winkel,David S. Collins,Steven P. Juroszek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470916486

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 7756

An easy-to-use illustrated guide to building codes for residential structures As the construction industry moves to a single set of international building codes, architects and construction professionals need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This newest addition to Wiley’s series of focused guides familiarizes code users with the 2009 International Residential Code® (IRC) as it applies to residential buildings. The book provides architects, engineers, and other related building professionals with an understanding of how the International Residential Code was developed, and how it is likely to be interpreted when applied to the design and construction of residential buildings. • User-friendly visual format that makes finding the information you need quick and easy • The book’s organization follows the 2009 International Residential Code itself • Nearly 900 illustrations, by architectural illustrator Steven Juroszek in the style of noted illustrator and author Frank Ching, visualize and explain the codes • Text written by experienced experts who have been instrumental in gaining acceptance for the new unified building code This book is an essential companion to the IRC for both emerging practitioners and experienced practitioners needing to understand the new IRC.

Means of Escape from Fire

Author: M.J. Billington,Alex Copping,Anthony Ferguson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405172789

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 7538

The provision of an adequate means of escape from fire is fundamental to the design of new buildings and to the alteration, change of use or extension of existing buildings. It is essential that means of escape are considered at the earliest stage of a project as mistakes are very expensive to correct later in the design. There is a great deal of legislation on means of escape design and control, but this is scattered throughout a large number of statutes, regulations and guidance documents. Many buildings need to be licensed and/or registered, as well as requiring certification and Building Regulation compliance. This book provides an invaluable reference on the subject for architects, surveyors and building control officers. It: ? identifies the legislation which applies to any particular building use ? describes the general principles of designing means of escape, together with a ten step approach for a range of residential and non-residential buildings ? considers alternative design options based on fire safety engineering ? outlines fire safety management in premises in use as an aid to employers, who have a statutory duty to undertake fire risk assessments.

Building Services Handbook

Author: Fred Hall,Roger Greeno

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351997971

Category: Architecture

Page: 800

View: 5103

The ninth edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation. For this edition, new updates includes: the reappraisal of CO2 emissions targets, updates to sections on ventilation, fuel, A/C, refrigeration, water supply, electricity and power supply, sprinkler systems, and much more. Building Services Handbook summarises the application of all common elements of building services practice, technique and procedure, to provide an essential information resource for students as well as practitioners working in building services, building management and the facilities administration and maintenance sectors of the construction industry. Information is presented in the highly illustrated and accessible style of the best-selling companion title Building Construction Handbook. THE comprehensive reference for all construction and building services students, Building Services Handbook is ideal for a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National through Higher National Certificate and Diploma to Foundation and three-year Degree level. The clear illustrations and complementary references to industry Standards combine essential guidance with a resource base for further reading and development of specific topics.

Building in the 21st Century

Author: Robert Cooke

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405156554

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

View: 5296

This book has been written specifically to provide a text for the latest BTEC/EdEXCEL construction technician's course, and it will also be of interest to students taking GCSE in Construction and as an introductory volume for HNC/D students of construction. The BTEC course units have recently been revised with a greater slant towards sustainability and environmental issues. This new book will: - cover the new BTEC syllabus - be highly illustrated with modern diagrams and plenty of photographs - introduce basic fundamentals of construction and the environment - integrate all aspects of one topic to provide better understanding of the subject.

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1455

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.