Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings / Edition 2

Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings / Edition 2

by Stephen Emmitt, Christopher A. Gorse
     
 

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 is a fully integrated approach to environmental

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Overview

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 is 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 at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405188548
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Pages:
766
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

1 Introduction 1

1.1 The function, performance and environmental impact of buildings 1

1.2 Making choices and sources of information 2

1.3 General principles of construction 6

1.4 Regulations and approvals 11

Further reading 14

Supporting information 14

2 Site Analysis and Set-up 15

2.1 Function of the site analysis 15

2.2 The 'desk-top' study 16

2.3 Site reconnaissance 19

2.4 Soil investigations 23

2.5 The performance appraisal 33

2.6 Site set-up and security 34

Further reading 37

3 Groundwork and Foundations 38

3.1 Functional requirements 38

3.2 Bedrock and soil types 38

3.3 Ground movement 40

3.4 Foundation construction 45

3.5 Site preparation and drainage 69

4 Floors 87

4.1 Functional requirements 87

4.2 Ground supported concrete slab 89

4.3 Suspended concrete floor slabs 96

4.4 Suspended timber ground floors 103

4.5 Resistance to the passage of heat 107

4.6 Reinforced concrete upper floors 113

4.7 Timber upper floors 120

5 Walls 130

5.1 Functional requirements 130

5.2 Damp-proof courses (dpcs) 149

5.3 Stone 156

5.4 Stone masonry walls 161

5.5 Bricks and brickwork 176

5.6 Bonding bricks 184

5.7 Blocks and blockwork 191

5.8 Mortar 195

5.9 Loadbearing brick and block walls 200

5.10 Solid wall construction 206

5.11 Cavity wall construction 232

5.12 Timber 253

5.13 Timber-framed walls 259

5.14 Steel frame wall construction 285

5.15 Internal and party walls 285

5.16 Straw wall construction 287

5.17 Earth wall construction 294

Further reading 299

6 Roofs 300

6.1 Functional requirements 300

6.2 Pitched roofs 304

6.3 Pitched roof coverings 325

6.4 Sheet metal covering to low pitch roofs 346

6.5 Thermal insulation to pitched roofs 348

6.6 Flat roofs 352

6.7 Timber flat roof construction 355

6.8 Concrete flat roofs 372

6.9 Thermal insulation to flat roofs 376

6.10 Parapet walls 381

6.11 Green roofs 386

7 Windows 393

7.1 Functional requirements 393

7.2 Window types 417

7.3 Window frames 426

7.4 Glass and glazing 455

7.5 Hardware 469

7.6 Window cills 471

8 Doors 478

8.1 Functional requirements 478

8.2 Door types 483

8.3 Door frames and linings 505

8.4 Hardware 521

9 Stairs and Ramps 529

9.1 Functional requirements 531

9.2 Materials, terms and definitions 533

9.3 Types of stair 541

9.4 Timber staircases 544

9.5 Stone stairs 555

9.6 Reinforced concrete stairs 556

9.7 Structural glass stairs 560

9.8 Ramps 561

10 Surface Finishes 564

10.1 Functional requirements 564

10.2 Floor finishes 565

10.3 Wall and ceiling finishes 574

10.4 Skirtings and architraves 593

10.5 External rendering 596

11 Solid Fuel, Gas and Electrical Services Provision 604

11.1 Functional requirements 604

11.2 Energy sources 604

11.3 Solid fuel-burning appliances 609

11.4 Domestic gas installations 626

11.5 Domestic electrical supply and installations 632

11.6 Artificial lighting 652

Further reading 655

12 Water Supply, Sanitation and Refuse Disposal 656

12.1 Water supply and distribution 656

12.2 Sanitary appliances 676

12.3 Foul drainage 697

12.4 Roof drainage 731

12.5 Surface water drainage 738

12.6 Refuse storage and recycling 741

Appendix A Web Sites 744

Appendix B Additional References 747

Index 749

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