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Buildings: Design and Engineering for STEM

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Did you know that every building has a life cycle? That's what we call the stages from its design, construction, and opening to its use, maintenance, and demolition and disposal at the end of its useful life. This book explains what happens during these stages, such as planning, the sourcing of materials, the construction process, the decisions made by designers and engineers, and refurbishing and recycling.

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Overview

Did you know that every building has a life cycle? That's what we call the stages from its design, construction, and opening to its use, maintenance, and demolition and disposal at the end of its useful life. This book explains what happens during these stages, such as planning, the sourcing of materials, the construction process, the decisions made by designers and engineers, and refurbishing and recycling.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—With a focus on STEM, these volumes survey their subject areas in dry but carefully structured ways, following common industrial products from initial designs to eventual disposals. For example, Clothes explains how garments develop from designs to become goods that are ultimately recycled, reused, or thrown away. Each generalized stage and concept is explained, summed up, recapped, and supplemented with diagrams, color photos, statistics, case studies, and historical notes-plus, both research topics and resource lists in the back matter. Approached cold, the staid prose and visuals are unlikely to kindle readers' interest, but where an enthusiasm for clothes, gadgets, architecture, and cars already exists, there is plenty here to broaden and deepen it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432970291
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Design and Engineering for STEM Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 1,422,651
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1140L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Woolf played the drums and travelled on his motorbike before settling down as an author. His "Chronosphere" trilogy, a science fiction adventure set in the 22nd century, is published by Scribo.
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Table of Contents

Designing and Making Buildings 4

The Life Cycle of a Building 8

Designing a Building 16

Materials 24

Constructing a Building 30

Operating and Maintaining a Building 38

Demolition and Deconstruction 44

Timeline 50

Glossary 52

Building Material Assessment System (BMAS) 54

Find Out More 55

Index 56

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