Building Construction Handbook contains everything you need to kw about the construction process. Up-to-date examples of everyday practices and processes, accompanied by detailed drawings to illustrate the construction building elements, make this text a core reference for both students and professionals. The eigth edition has been fully revised and updated with additional examples of building practice. New material on the following areas is included: energy conservation, sustainable construction, environmental and green building issues and fire protection to elements of construction. Building Construction Handbook is an essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year degree level. It is also a handy reference for building designers, contractors and others working in the construction industry.
Roy Chudley has spent practically all of his working life in the building industry. After serving an apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery he worked in various design offices producing details for a wide range of buildings, from simple self-contained flats to nuclear power stations. Time was also spent working as an assistant manager in the small works department of a local building contractor. He spent the last 20 years of his career as a lecturer in Building Technology at the Guildford College of Further Education, retiring in 1987. During his time at college, Roy Chudley produced a number of books on building technology, those still in print are currently being revised for new editions by former colleague and pupil, Roger Greeno. Roy Chudley is author of the following books: Construction Technology Volumes 1 to 4 Longmans Building-site works, substructure and plant Building-superstructures The maintenance and adaptations of buildings Construction Technology Checkbooks Volumes 1 to 5 Building Construction Handbook, Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann Roger Greeno has gained extensive experience of the construction industry, commencing as a craft apprentice and progressing to a combined professional and academic career. This has included in excess of 25 years lecturing part and full-time in several colleges and universities, in parallel with ongoing business interests in construction consultancy and practice. Roger has examined for the City & Guilds, BTEC/Edexcel, The University of London and the Chartered Institute of Building. His construction publications include: * Construction Processes, Level 1 (Pearson) * Building Construction, Level 3 (Pearson) * Principles of Construction (Pearson) * Building Services, Design & Technology (Pearson/CIOB) * Mitchell's, Introduction to Building (Pearson) * Construction Technology (Pearson) * Advanced Construction Technology (Pearson) * Building Construction Handbook (Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann) * Building Services Handbook (Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann)