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Building construction & materials books

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.

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Recently Published

Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure Paths to the Future by Annie Pearce, Yong Han Ahn, HanmiGlobal Co Ltd Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure Paths to the Future
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The second edition of Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure continues to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of sustainability as they apply to the construction sector, including both buildings and infrastructure systems. As a textbook, it is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Practical Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings by Syed (Ashraf Consulting Engineers Inc Miami Florida USA) Mehdi Ashraf Practical Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

This book will provide comprehensive, practical knowledge for the design of reinforced concrete buildings. The approach will be unique as it will focus primarily on the design of various structures and structural elements as done in design offices with an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Mass Timber Design and Research by Susan Jones Mass Timber Design and Research

An in-depth presentation of new research on Mass Timber for architecture, written by an expert in the field. Of interest to architects, students of architecture, or anyone with an interest in sustainable building practice and/or forestry.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Contractor Health and Safety Compliance for Small to Medium-Sized Construction Companies by Zakari (Cape Coast Technical University, Abura, Cape Coast, Ghana) Mustapha, Clinton (Dept. of Construction Manageme Aigbavboa Contractor Health and Safety Compliance for Small to Medium-Sized Construction Companies
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This book explores the formation of small and medium-sized construction company's (SME) compliance with health and safety issues in developing countries. Little has been written about the formation of SME contractors' health and safety compliance for developing countries, especially, in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Package Building Physics and Applied Building Physics by Hugo S. L. C. Hens Package Building Physics and Applied Building Physics

Heat and mass transfer, building acoustics, lighting, and indoor air quality have a true impact on energy performance and serviceability of buildings. The two books combine the theory of heat and mass transfer with typical building engineering applications. With examples.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2017

Building Physics: Heat, Air and Moisture Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises by Hugo S. L. C. Hens Building Physics: Heat, Air and Moisture Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises

Building physics combines heat and mass transfer, building acoustics, lighting, and indoor air quality, and has a true impact on energy performance and serviceability. This volume focuses on heat, air, moisture transfer and its usage in engineering applications. With examples.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2017

Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises by Hugo S. L. C. Hens Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises

Building physics combines heat and mass transfer, building acoustics, lighting, and indoor air quality, and has a true impact on energy performance and serviceability. This volume focuses on heat, air, moisture transfer and its usage in engineering applications. With examples.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2017

Building Design, Construction and Performance in Tropical Climates by Mike (Liverpool John Moores University, UK) Riley Building Design, Construction and Performance in Tropical Climates
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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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Building Design, Construction and Performance in Tropical Climates by Mike (Liverpool John Moores University, UK) Riley Building Design, Construction and Performance in Tropical Climates
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Masters of the Structural Aesthetic by Derek Thomas Masters of the Structural Aesthetic

This book highlights aesthetics as pertaining to the structural component in architectural design. Based on comprehensive research, a critical analysis is presented of the constraints and other influences on architectural and structural design, such as culture, patronage, geometry, available resources...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Deformation and Design by Rajiv S. Mishra, Indrajit Charit Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Deformation and Design
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Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Deformation and Design is the first textbook to adopt a design-led approach to the teaching of mechanical behavior of materials in which the underlying fundamental science is presented in the context of design. This approach has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composites SHCC4 by Viktor Mechtcherine Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composites SHCC4

This is the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composites (SHCC4), that was held at the Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany from 18 to 20 September 2017. The conference focused on advanced fiber-reinforced concrete materials such as strain-hardening...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Coming Soon

Construction Delays by Mark F. (Trauner Consulting Service, Philadelphia, PA, USA) Nagata, William A. (Trauner Consulting Service, Philade Manginelli Construction Delays
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Construction Delays, Third Edition, provides the latest specialized tools and techniques needed to avoid delays on construction projects. These include institutional, industrial, commercial, hi-rise, power and water, transportation and marine construction projects. Most other references provide only post facto construction...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/09/2017

Funding and Financing Transport Infrastructure Business Models to Enhance and Enable Financing of Infrastructure in Transport by Athena (University of the Aegean, Greece) Roumboutsos Funding and Financing Transport Infrastructure Business Models to Enhance and Enable Financing of Infrastructure in Transport
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This book seeks to enhance understanding of the impacts of project setup and its implementation environment on project performance by leveraging information from the study of a rich set of European transport infrastructure project cases. It puts forward a system's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Construction Quality Management Principles and Practice by Tim (Northumbria University UK) Howarth, David (Northumbria University UK) Greenwood Construction Quality Management Principles and Practice
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Revised edition of: Construction quality management: principles and practice / Paul Watson, Tim Howarth. 2011.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Construction Quality Management Principles and Practice by Tim (Northumbria University UK) Howarth, David (Northumbria University UK) Greenwood Construction Quality Management Principles and Practice
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Revised edition of: Construction quality management: principles and practice / Paul Watson, Tim Howarth. 2011.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Disabled Access to Facilities by Ian Waterman Disabled Access to Facilities

A practical and comprehensive guide to a service provider's duties under Part III (2004) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Global Warming and the Built Environment by D.K. Prasad Global Warming and the Built Environment

The role of the built environment on global warming is seen to be of increasing relevance. In this book, contributors of international repute offer a wide perspectivet on the subject. This new paperback edition offers insights and techniques regarding design...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Sound Reinforcement Engineering Fundamentals and Practice by Wolfgang Ahnert, Frank Steffen Sound Reinforcement Engineering Fundamentals and Practice
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Sound reinforcement is the increasing of the power of sound signals and reproducing them as acoustic signals. This book gives an introduction to the fundamentals of sound reinforcement engineering, and also explains how it relates to disciplines such as room...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Green Building Energy Simulation and Modeling by V.S.K.V. (Research Scholar, Alternate Hydro Energy Centre IIT Roorkee, India) Harish, Arun (Professor (Renewable Energy) Kumar Green Building Energy Simulation and Modeling
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Green Building Energy Simulation and Modeling presents essential insights into concepts and applications of building energy physics. The authors provide a brief, but rigorous, explanation of various modeling methods for building energy systems, order reduction techniques, and building energy simulation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts by David Chappell Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts

This tenth edition of David Chappell's bestselling guide has been revised to take into account changes made in 2016 to payment provisions, and elsewhere. This remains the most concise guide available to the most commonly used JCT building contracts: Standard...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts by David Chappell Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts

This tenth edition of David Chappell's bestselling guide has been revised to take into account changes made in 2016 to payment provisions, and elsewhere. This remains the most concise guide available to the most commonly used JCT building contracts: Standard...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

Cost Estimating for Building Construction by Glenn A. Davis Cost Estimating for Building Construction

This comprehensive introduction to estimating explains all of the procedures for builders and construction managers to successfully compile construction costs.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Engineering Noise Control, Fifth Edition by David A. (University of Adelaide, Australia) Bies, Colin (University of Adelaide, Australia) Hansen, Carl (The Universi Howard Engineering Noise Control, Fifth Edition
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This classic and authoritative student textbook contains information that is not over simplified and can be used to solve the real world problems encountered by noise and vibration consultants as well as the more straightforward ones handled by engineers and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2017

Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017) Volume 2 by Seyhan Firat Proceedings of 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS 2017) Volume 2

This book describes the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of building design, environmental engineering and sustainability as presented by leading international researchers, engineers, architects and urban planners at the 3rd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium (ISBS), held in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Sustainable Construction Materials Municipal Incinerated Bottom Ash by Ravindra K., OBE (Professor of Concrete Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK) Dhir, Jorge de (Full Professor of Civ Brito Sustainable Construction Materials Municipal Incinerated Bottom Ash
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Sustainable Construction Materials: Municipal Incinerated Bottom Ash discusses the global use of virgin aggregates and CO2 polluter Portland cement. Given the global sustainability agenda, much of the demand for these two sets of materials can be substantially reduced through the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/10/2017

Urban Wind Environment Integrated Climate Sensitive Planning and Design by Chaoqing Yuan Urban Wind Environment Integrated Climate Sensitive Planning and Design

The tools provided in this book aid a systematic implementation of environmental information from urban planning to building design by making wind information more accessible to both urban planners and architects, and significantly increasing the impact of urban climate information...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Tall Building Foundation Design by Harry G. (Coffey Geotechnics, Sydney, Australia) Poulos Tall Building Foundation Design
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This book provides a comprehensive guide to the design of foundations for tall buildings. After a general review of the characteristics of tall buildings, various foundation options are discussed followed by the general principles of foundation design as applied to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2017

Tall Building Foundation Design by Harry G. Poulos Tall Building Foundation Design

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the design of foundations for tall buildings. After a general review of the characteristics of tall buildings, various foundation options are discussed followed by the general principles of foundation design as applied to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes by Francesca (Department of Materials, Environmental Sciences and Urban Planning (SIMAU), Faculty of Engineering, Polytechn Stazi Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes
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The design and construction of the appropriate building envelope is one of the most effective ways for improving a building's thermal performance. Thermal Inertia in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes provides the optimal solutions, tools and methods for designing the energy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2017

Practical Guide to Alterations and Extensions by Andrew R. Williams Practical Guide to Alterations and Extensions

This simple-to-use, practical guide to altering or extending property is invaluable to all those who are trying to ensure that the processes involved are carried out efficiently and cost-effectively. For those working or planning to work in the construction industry,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

External Works, Roads and Drainage A Practical Guide by Phil Pitman External Works, Roads and Drainage A Practical Guide

External Works Roads and Drainage: A Practical Guide bridges the gap between theory and practice in building, construction and civil engineering, providing practical guidance, and the knowledge required 'on the job'. This comprehensive book includes sections on legislation, environmental issues,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

BTEC Nationals Construction Student Book + Activebook For the 2017 specifications by Simon Topliss, Mike Hurst, Simone Cummings, Sohrab Donyavi BTEC Nationals Construction Student Book + Activebook For the 2017 specifications
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The Student Book and ActiveBook has clearly laid out pages with a range of supportive features to aid learning and teaching:Getting to know your unit sections ensure learners understand the grading criteria and unit requirementsGetting ready for Assessment sections focus...
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 09/08/2017

Valuing People in Construction by Fidelis (Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa) Emuze Valuing People in Construction
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Valuing People in Construction provides contemporary perspectives on the 'glue' that binds the construction process together, people. The book addresses people issues in the construction industry where behavioural outcomes impact upon business and project performance. The main proposition of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Planning and Monitoring Design Work by E. Coles Planning and Monitoring Design Work

With the rise of design and build many more organisations are having to undertake design work; new project organisational structures are developing and many people are migrating into new roles. As a result of these changing times it is more...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Advances in Self-Consolidating Concrete Incorporating Byproducts by Natt Makul Advances in Self-Consolidating Concrete Incorporating Byproducts


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Brickwork by John Carruthers Brickwork

Brickwork allows the reader to develop their understanding of key subjects by completing the numerous exercises and tests, including multiple choice questions. In addition, each topic begins with a summary of key facts and figures, making this an ideal course...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

New Financial Strategies for Sustainable Buildings Practical Guidance for Built Environment Professionals by Stephen (University of Liverpool, UK) Finnegan New Financial Strategies for Sustainable Buildings Practical Guidance for Built Environment Professionals
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Built Environment professionals considering whether to embark on the design and construction or retrofit of a fully 'sustainable' or 'green' build need to know the financial implications of their decisions. What are their financial options? What are the risks? This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

New Financial Strategies for Sustainable Buildings Practical Guidance for Built Environment Professionals by Stephen (University of Liverpool, UK) Finnegan New Financial Strategies for Sustainable Buildings Practical Guidance for Built Environment Professionals
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Built Environment professionals considering whether to embark on the design and construction or retrofit of a fully 'sustainable' or 'green' build need to know the financial implications of their decisions. What are their financial options? What are the risks? This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Construction Statistics Annual, 2000 by ransport & Regional Affairs Department.of the  Environment Construction Statistics Annual, 2000

This is the first edition of the Construction Statistics Annual presenting a comprehensive set of statistics on the UK construction industry, current as of Summer 2000. In previous years the corresponding information was presented as the Digest of Data for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Site Carpentry by C.K. Austin Site Carpentry

This book deals with sound craftsmanship utilising correct tools and materials. Practical advice on subjects such as framework, design and construction, timberfloor construction and arch centres.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Dynamic Interaction of Train-Bridge Systems in High-Speed Railways Theory and Applications by Nan Zhang Dynamic Interaction of Train-Bridge Systems in High-Speed Railways Theory and Applications

This book presents both the fundamental theory and numerical calculations and field experiments used in a range of practical engineering projects. It not only provides theoretical formulations and various solutions, but also offers concrete methods to extend the life of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

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