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Building Construction Handbook [Paperback]

Roy Chudley , Roger Greeno
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15 Oct 2012 0080970613 978-0080970615 9
  •  Ideal for students on all construction courses
  • Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings
  • Fully updated to include all revisions to Building and Construction regulations

Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. It is full of detailed drawings that clearly illustrate the construction of building elements. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both traditional procedures and modern developments, are also included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction.

This new edition has been updated to reflect the 2011 changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on energy performance, and substantial revisions of the section on structures.

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.

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  • Paperback: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 9 edition (15 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0080970613
  • ISBN-13: 978-0080970615
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.3 x 4.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Roger Greeno is a well-known author of construction texts. He has extensive practical and consultancy experience in the industry, in addition to lecturing at several colleges of further and higher education, and the University of Portsmouth. He has also examined for City & Guilds, Edexcel, the Chartered Institute of Building and the University of Reading.

Roy Chudley, formerly Senior Lecturer in Building Technology at the Guildford College of Technology, U.K., is an established author of numerous respected construction texts.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Dangerously out of date in too many places 18 Sep 2013
By VBird
I have spent most of my career as an Architect in practice and now lecture in Construction Technology. While this book is well written with good, clear illustrations, it has only been updated in a piecemeal fashion, so unless you know your construction (in which case you don't need a book at this level) a new student of construction management, architecture etc will not be able to distinguish what is up to date and what is not. If you follow the index link to lintels, for example, you will see a whole bunch of lintels which were fine in the 1970s, but would not have been legal to use in UK construction for the last 20 years; another example - the section on site surveys was described by a colleague as "antique". The book is riddled with this sort of thing; it is dangerous and should not be in circulation. I have taken these matters up with the publishers without success.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stop scrolling and buy it 22 Feb 2014
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If you're looking to start out in building regs, or anything architecture related this is your bible. It covers all the basics to do with building construction and as an architect moving from design into producing construction drawings it is a great start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars British bulding construction how it is 11 Nov 2013
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I have owned copies of this book since they were first published . It is well written with very good illustrations , only bettered by the builders details sheets which are no longer in print . I use the book as a quick reference and to show clients , Architects , Tradesmen etc before works commence. The great thing about the books is that they have not thrown out the baby with the bath water. So when working on refurbishment work you can get a really good idea of what you are likely to find. My only complaint is that there is not a hard backed copy .
A must on any builders book shelf
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal 28 Oct 2013
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If you are looking for a book to cover all the basic construction details then this is the one to get
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for students but for professional... 10 Aug 2013
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The book is written more like a student book then a handbook. I would expect more examples from practice which could be useful for professionals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly Comprehensive 24 Jun 2013
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As an ex-teacher and chief examiner of technical and building drawing I love the hand drawings and stencil-font style. This 9th edition has still got the look and feel of a 1950's hand written technical book but with the latest up-to-date information.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! 24 Aug 2014
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Really surprised at this book. Firstly the thickness of it, I was expecting 370 odd pages but this is over 800!

It's really informative and when I qualified as a domestic plumber I wish I had this book to hand, it's more detailed than my actual dedicated plumbing books.

A really good purchase and will hopefully aid me through my training as a Civil Engineer this September.!
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4.0 out of 5 stars construction books 19 April 2014
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very good book to use as reference for studying your choosen course easy to understand and well illustrated and a must for everyone studying construction.
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