From the Back Cover
Barry′s Introduction to Construction of Buildings This new edition of Barry′s Introduction to Construction of Buildings adds considerable new material but remains based on the original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional/performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. Of particular note in this new edition are a fully integrated approach to environmental issues and construction sustainability. The rest of the material has been updated as required, with particular attention paid to the illustrations. With over 150 new photographs and many revised figures, plus a supporting website, students learning the fundamentals of building and construction on undergraduate and other NQF level 5 – 6 courses will find this the ideal introduction to the subject. Barry′s Advanced Construction of Buildings This new edition of Barry′s Advanced Construction of Buildings retains the emphasis on larger–scale buildings: primarily residential, commercial and industrial buildings constructed with load bearing frames. A considerable amount of new material has been added but the text remains faithful to Barry’s original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional and performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. Of particular note in this new edition is the expanded coverage of building and construction sustainability. This is now presented within the main body of the text, rather than as a separate chapter. Material relating to the Building Regulations has been brought fully up to date, and there is a more thorough treatment of demolition. The rest of the text has been updated as required, with particular attention paid to the illustrations. Advanced undergraduate students and those working towards similar NQF level 5 and 6 qualifications in building and construction will find this the ideal book with which to continue their study of the subject.
About the Author
Stephen Emmitt BA (Hons), Dip Arch, MA Prof. Ed, PhD was, until recently, Hoffmann Professor of Innovation and Management in Building at the Technical University of Denmark, and is currently Professor of Architectural Technology in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. He is a registered architect with industrial experience and teaches architectural technology across a wide range of built environment programmes. Christopher Gorse BSc MSc (Hons) PhD, MCIOB, MAPM, ILTF is Professor of Construction Management and Building Performance. He heads up a number of construction management and technology initiatives as the Director of the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is also a construction, management and law consultant, with industrial experience and heads up a number of research projects.