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Construction Practice

  • ID: 2326631
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Construction is a highly practical subject. As a student on a built environment degree programme you will be expected to know and understand building technology from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. Construction site visits are a popular way to become acquainted with the practical aspects of construction, but these visits can only show a small proportion of the technology of construction.

Written to work alongside site visits and conventional construction textbooks, Construction Practice will provide you with a comprehensive overview of practical construction technology by showing real construction projects at various stages of completion. Based around a series of full colour photographic sequences, carefully chosen line illustrations and explanatory text, the case studies reveal the practical operations that go into building various structures, from housing to high–rise commercial buildings. The sequences include established practice as well as contemporary and modern methods of construction, and also include some examples of Continental European construction methods where these differ from established UK practice.

This book will be of interest to students undertaking construction technology studies at HNC and HND level, as well as those studying degree courses in Building, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Construction Management.


Chapter 1 Establishing the Site
Chapter 2 Materials Management
Chapter 3 Demolitions and Excavation
Chapter 4 Foundations and Piling
Chapter 5 Earth Support and Basements
Chapter 6 Handling Concrete
Chapter 7 Building Frames
Chapter 8 Steel Structures and Roofs
Chapter 9 Formwork in Construction
Chapter 10 Floor Construction
Chapter 11 Cladding Buildings
Chapter 12 Timber Framed Construction
Chapter 13 Domestic Housing Construction

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Chapter 1 Establishing the Site.

Chapter 2 Materials Management.

Chapter 3 Demolitions and Excavation.

Chapter 4 Foundations and Piling .

Chapter 5 Earth Support and Basements.

Chapter 6 Handling Concrete.

Chapter 7 Building Frames.

Chapter 8 Steel Structures and Roofs.

Chapter 9 Formwork in Construction.

Chapter 10 Floor Construction.

Chapter 11 Cladding Buildings.

Chapter 12 Timber Framed Construction.

Chapter 13 Domestic Housing Construction.

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"This publication should prove to be a first choice for any student of construction as it offers the ideal foundation of up to date information, methods and techniques used in various construction projects today." (
Mark Wheeldon)
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