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See below for a selection of the latest books from Building construction & materials category. Presented with a red border are the Building construction & materials books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Building construction & materials books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

A Decision-Makers Guide to Public Private Partnerships in Airports

A Decision-Makers Guide to Public Private Partnerships in Airports

Airport development is critical to economic growth and poverty reduction. Governments need all the tools available to ensure world-class airport infrastructure and services. Public Private Partnerships offer a particular opportunity in airports. In fact, much of the developed world uses PPP to ensure investment and service delivery in the airport sector. This book will help decision-makers analyse their context and assess whether PPP might be viable for airport development. It walks the reader through the airport PPP process, from early preparation to bringing the project to market and managing the project during implementation. The book will also help eradicate misconceptions and myths that have been distracting policy makers from the role of the private sector in airport infrastructure and its potential. By doing this, it will help them focus on the true objectives and pursue feasible expectations with respect to what the airport can achieve, in line with the value of the assets from the market perspective. A Decision-Makers Guide to Public Private Partnerships in Airports provides an essential guide for those in a position to make decisions linked to airport development, to their advisers, their staff and also to students wishing to understand airport PPP.

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction

Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction is the new and enhanced edition of the pioneering book Modern Construction by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed. This book provides a multi-faceted approach for applying lean methodologies to improve design and construction processes. Recognizing the wide diversity in the landscape of projects, and encompassing private and public sector activity, buildings and infrastructure, the book expands upon the detailed coverage of Integrated Project Delivery and new lean tools and techniques to include: Greater emphasis on the importance of creating a lean culture and the initiatives required to transform the industry Expanded discussions of the foundational writings in lean construction theory Exploration of the synergies between lean and green initiatives Specific procedures for modifying planning and scheduling activities to improve the performance of the project team Expanded sections on quality, and topics that have become a part of the lean lexicon, such as Choosing by Advantages, line of balance /location-based scheduling, virtual design teams, takt time planning and set based design Discussion questions for beginners and advanced lean practitioners and improved cross-referencing within the text to help the reader navigate the frameworks, techniques and tools to support the application of lean principles The techniques described here enhance the use of resources, reducing waste, minimizing delays, increasing quality and reducing overall costs. They enable practitioners to improve the quality of the built environment, secure higher levels of customer/owner satisfaction, and simultaneously improve their profitability. This book is essential reading for all those wanting to be at the forefront of construction management and lean thinking.

Advanced Construction Technology

Advanced Construction Technology

Author: Eric Fleming Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2020

This advanced textbook on construction assumes an understanding of the theoretic basis of the technology and widens the student's awareness to alternatives. It covers low-rise domestic construction but also addresses: a range of alternative techniques and materials old and new, particularly eco-friendly ones; the most recent editions of the Building Regulations across England & Wales and Scotland with the more important differences highlighted and how they are to be met; and, precis a selection of the major British and European Standards which are referred to in the current Regulations. Sustainability (including recycling and reclaiming) is discussed in an appendix but highlighted as techniques and materials are discussed in the body of the text. This book addresses the problem of visualisation of construction scenarios and helps students relate detail drawings to the actual construction by supporting most of the drawings with clear photographs - both in a part-finished state and as the completed work.

Sustainable Mega City Communities

Sustainable Mega City Communities

Building Sustainable Megacities scrutinizes the challenges encountered when designing, planning and constructing sustainable megacities. Chapters explain the role of national and local governments for the strategic planning, development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of standards of water, air, food and products used by the community. Other chapters cover Water Delivery Systems, Sanitation and Waste Disposal Systems, Power Systems, and Public Health Systems, new green technologies, practices, and standards predicated by the need for sustainable office building and housing.

Residential Open Building

Residential Open Building

Author: Stephen H. Kendall, Jonathan Teicher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Residential Open Building, the result of a CIB Task Group 'Open Building Implementation', provides a state-of-the-art review of open building, fundamental principles, recent developments, and international coverage of current projects on both the public and private arena. Open Building is a highly flexible and economical method of building which has far reaching advantages for urban designers, architects, contractors, developers and end users.

Introduction to Estimating, Plan Reading and Construction Techniques

Introduction to Estimating, Plan Reading and Construction Techniques

Author: Gary (Construction firm owner, USA) Anglin Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2019

To understand Construction Estimating one must also understand plan reading and construction techniques. This book is designed to teach the construction student these three core skills in equal measure. Using hundreds of plans, sketches, and photos, the book builds case studies of the major construction divisions including concrete, masonry, carpentry, and more. Over forty cases are divided into sections following a specially designed format: Plans: Scale drawings of floor plans, sections, or elevations. Plan Interpretation: The drawings are explained with comments. Scope of the Work: A written description of the boundaries of the work is given for each section. Construction Techniques: The construction processes and their sequence are explained. The Takeoff: A takeoff is shown at the end of each section. This approach helps foster confidence in plan reading, building methods, arithmetic, takeoffs, and estimates. The various products and terms used in the industries of structural steel, doors and hardware, and roofing are defined. The shop drawing process is explained, which is so important in many industries, as well as the role of and difference between manufacturers, fabricators, and suppliers/distributors. The book ends with a study of front end documents, including Division 00 General Conditions, AIA 201, and Division 01 General Requirements, and a chapter on Ethics. This textbook can be used to teach a variety of classes including: plan reading, construction techniques, and estimating 1 and 2 (takeoffs and pricing).

RIBA Job Book

RIBA Job Book

Author: Nigel Ostime Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

The RIBA Job Book is the Royal Institute of British Architects' long-established and recognised standard reference for running architectural projects and administering construction contracts. This new edition fully reflects the RIBA Plan of Work 2019 and contemporary working practice, providing a systematic operational framework that can be applied to all types of building project and forms of procurement. Comprehensive in scope and logically laid out, it embraces the theme of collaboration within the project team, and addresses post-occupancy evaluation, modern methods of construction and sustainability, among others. Setting out the actions to be undertaken throughout a project, it examines step-by-step the key obligations of the architect or project lead and includes invaluable checklists.

Hybrid Composite Precast Systems Numerical Investigation to Construction

Hybrid Composite Precast Systems Numerical Investigation to Construction

Hybrid Composite Precast Systems: Numerical Investigation to Construction focuses on the design and construction of novel composite precast frame systems that permit almost effortless erection and structural efficiency. The precast frame systems discussed in the book are similar to that of steel frames, but offer similar savings to concrete frames. The design of connections and detailed analysis of their structural behavior is discussed in detail. Fundamentals with regards to the post yield behavior of concrete and metal are also presented to illustrate how these two different materials are integrated together to remove individual material drawbacks. Readers are given a broad introduction to existing technologies that are then combined with a description of the construction methods the author proposes. This book will help the end users become familiar with the existing types of structural forms, not just the Lego type frame system that the author proposes.

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Author: Saleh A. Mubarak Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Ensure successful construction projects through effective project scheduling and control The success of a construction project is dependent on a schedule that is well-defined yet flexible to allow for inevitable delays or changes. Without an effective schedule, projects often run over budget and deadlines are missed which can jeopardize the success of the project. The updated Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive guide that examines the analytical methods used to devise an efficient and successful schedule for construction projects of all sizes. This Fourth Edition describes the tools and methods that make projects run smoothly, with invaluable information from a noted career construction professional. Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition offers construction professionals a redefined Critical Path Method (CPM) and updated information on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how it impacts project control. This Fourth Edition includes worked problems and scheduling software exercises that help students and practicing professionals apply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. This updated edition of Construction Project Scheduling and Control - Includes a revised chapter on the Critical Path Method (CPM) and an all-new chapter on project scheduling and control as viewed through the owner's perspective - Provides numerous worked problems and construction scheduling exercises - Includes an expanded glossary and list of acronyms - Offers updated instructor materials including PowerPoint lecture slides and an instructor's manual Written for undergraduate and graduate students in construction management, civil engineering, and architecture, as well as practicing construction management professionals, Construction Project Scheduling and Control, Fourth Edition is updated to reflect the latest practices in the field.

Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook

Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook

The 12th edition of the Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook remains THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. 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 modern methods of construction, greater emphasis on sustainability and a new look interior. Chudley and Greeno's 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.

Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook

Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook

The 12th edition of the Chudley and Greeno's Building Construction Handbook remains THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. 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 modern methods of construction, greater emphasis on sustainability and a new look interior. Chudley and Greeno's 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.

Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials and Methods

Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials and Methods

Author: Edward Allen, Joseph Iano Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

THE #1 REFERENCE ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTION--UPDATED FROM THE GROUND UP Edward Allen and Joseph Iano's Fundamentals of Building Construction has been the go-to reference for thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology for over thirty years. The materials and methods described in this new Seventh Edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advancements in the industry. Carefully selected and logically arranged topics--ranging from basic building methods to the principles of structure and enclosure--help readers gain a working knowledge of the field in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand manner. All major construction systems, including light wood frame, mass timber, masonry, steel frame, light gauge steel, and reinforced concrete construction, are addressed. Now in its Seventh Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction contains substantial revisions and updates. New illustrations and photographs reflect the latest practices and developments in the industry. Revised chapters address exterior wall systems and high-performance buildings, an updated and comprehensive discussion of building enclosure science, evolving tools for assessing environmental and health impacts of building materials, and more. New and exciting developments in mass timber construction are also included. This Seventh Edition includes: 125 new or updated illustrations and photographs, as well as 40 new photorealistic renderings The latest in construction project delivery methods, construction scheduling, and trends in information technology affecting building design and construction Updated discussion of the latest LEED and Living Building Challenge sustainability standards along with expanded coverage of new methods for assessing the environmental impacts of materials and buildings Expanded coverage of mass timber materials, fire resistance of mass timber, and the design and construction of tall wood buildings Revised end-of-chapter sections, including references, websites, key terminology, review questions, and exercises Fully-updated collection of best-in-class ancillary materials: PowerPoint lecture slides, Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, Interactive Exercises, and more Companion book, Exercises in Building Construction, available in print and eBook format For the nuts and bolts on building construction practices and materials, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 7th Edition lays the foundation that every architect and construction professional needs to build a successful career.