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Construction Technology: Analysis and Choice Paperback – 20 Apr 2005


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition edition (20 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405122951
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405122955
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.6 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,271,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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′I am impressed by the format and quality of the illustrations of this book and the logical progression of the subject matter′ Building Engineer September 2005

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This book takes as its theme the process of choice: what the expert has to know and how decisions about the design, production, maintenance and disposal of buildings may be thought through.

It is written with the conviction that by focusing on the process of choice, the range of theory and knowledge that is needed in practice becomes explicit, making the link between knowledge and practice, and between understanding and experience.

Part 1 – Analysis looks at the main ares that have to be considered to check that the proposed construction will perform and can be built. The key question is: What if I do it like this? the answer comes from an understanding of how a building works and how it is built.

Part 2 – Choice puts the analysis into practice, focusing on making a final choice. The context used is the housing need for the UK at the beginning of the 21st century. The chapters identify some alternative forms of house construction and run through the analysis to lead to some commonly adopted details and specifications.


  • Establishes a comprehensive framework introducing all the key factors that determine the success of a construction solution.

  • Explains how environments, structural behavior, production know–how, cost and social concerns – such as sustainability – can be taken into account in the choice of construction.

  • Provides an understanding of the construction details and specification adopted for housing in the UK.

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By Devon Johnson on 24 Nov 2013
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If you require information of Facade' then this is the book of choice, it gives you all the technical information you need to know on external finishes.
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By Antoinette on 23 Nov 2011
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A good book especially for civil engineering students. I am using parts of it in class for Diploma level students, however i think that its contents are valid for formation up to degree level :)
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I would recommend this book for people who are beginning to study the topic. I haven't read all the way through but so far it seems useful.
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