Surveying and Engineering: Principles and Practice / Edition 1

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Construction is a complex industry, operating with ever changing legislative needs, new materials and technologies, and constant demands on resources.Professionals are now expected to deliver a broad spectrum of skills and competencies, and this new textbook will help them achieve this.

Whilst other textbooks concentrate on individual topics, this brings together the key principles and operating practices of surveying and building engineering. It will enable the practitioner of the future to appreciate the interface between both technical and procedural requirements, identifying barriers and conflicts.

The textbook is ideal for final year undergraduates in building surveying, construction management and quantity surveying, and will provide a core resource for the BSc(Hons) degree in building engineering developed in conjunction with the Association of Building Engineers. It will also provide a handy quick reference for practitioners, drawing as it does on a wealth of experience, both academic and professional, from the author team.

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"This publication brings together a team of highly qualified academics and practising building engineers who have produced a textbook covering the many and varied skills, knowledge and competencies demanded by today's construction industry." (Building Engineer, October 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405159234
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Paul Watson is Head of Construction at Sheffield Hallam University.

David Gibson is Chief Executive of the Association of Building Engineers.

Other joint authors (Peter Rushforth, Stuart Smith, Neil Hanney, Richard Davis, Garry Workman) are senior lecturing staff at Sheffield Hallam University and Catherine Walsh works in private practice. The majority of the author group have had wide practical industry experience.

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Table of Contents


Principles and Practice of Management.

Management of Health and Safety at Work.

Building Adaptation.

Fire Safety.

Advanced Building Control.

Sustainable Construction.



Project Management Life Cycle.

Project Management Control.

Cost Planning and Control.

Cost Control Procedures.

Value Management Practice: Value Engineering.

Time Management Control.

Programme Management.

Risk Management.

Likelihood Impact Scoring Technique (LIST).

Risk Response for Monitoring Control.

Post Completion Review.

Project Management Functions.








Project Stakeholders and Clients.


Management Styles.

Group Analysis.


Building the Team.

Influencing and Persuading the Team.


Single, Double and Triple Loop Learning.



Further Reading.



Case Study on web address……………… as supporting reading.


Appendix one: Example of Cost Report Check List.

Appendix two: Example of a Project Change Proposal Form.

Appendix three: Example of a Change Control Register.

Appendix four: Example of a Consultant Performance Monitoring Checklist.

Appendix five: Example of a Risk Log Book.

Appendix six: Example of a Project Review Form.


Overview of the Construction Industry.

Cost to industry.

Accident Record/Injuries.

Standards of Duty.

Enforcement of health and safety provisions.

Statutes & Delegated Legislation.

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Construction Design and Management Regulations 2006.

Schedule 2 - Welfare Facilities.

Schedule 3 - Regulation 20 (Construction Regulations).

Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992.

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations 1995.

Risk Management.


Further Reading.




Appendix A: Main Duty Holder under CDM.

Appendix B: Health & Safety Checklist/Risk Assessment.




House Prices.

Population Size and Demographics.

Density of Population.

Brownfield Development.

Environmental Impact of Buildings.

Value of Construction Work.

Building Adaptation.

Building Adaptation - Issues for Consideration.

Choices for the Building Owner.

Feasibility Study.

Whole Life Costing.

Life Cycle Assessment.

The Cost of Going Green.


Further Reading.



Fire Science.

Behaviour of Fuels in a Fire.

Fire Properties.

Factors Determining Fire Severity.

Internal Fire Spread.

Fire Growth.

Surface Spread of Flame.

Fire Resistance.

External Fire Spread.

Means of Escape in Case of Fire.

Travel Distances.

Alternative Exit Requirements.

Number of Exits Required.

Inner Rooms.

Protected Corridors.

Protected Stairs.

Evacuation of the Building.

Progressive Horizontal Evacuation.

Phased Evacuation.

Means of Escape for Disabled People.

Physical Measures.

Fire Alarm Systems.

Fire Safety Engineering.

How Does Fire Safety Engineering fit in with the Building Regulations?.

Problems with Fire Safety Engineering.

Benefits of Fire Safety Engineering.

Problems with the Approved Document or ‘Code Based’ Approach.

Benefits of the Approved Document or ‘Code Based’ Approach.

Fire Safety Legislation.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Fire Risk Assessment.

Factors that can Reduce the Risk of Fire Occurring or Becoming Unmanageable.

General Considerations.

Human Behaviour in Fire.

Sleeping Risk.

Number of Occupants.



Response to Fire.

Escape Behaviour.

Detection and Alarm Systems.

Voice Alarms.

Selection of a Fire Alarm System.


Smoke Detectors.

Heat Detectors.

Flame Detectors.

Beam Detectors.

Fire Safety Management.

Toxic Effects of Fire.


Further Reading.




The Building Control Process.

Current Building Regulations and Administrative Processes.

The Building Act 1984.

The Building Regulations 2000.

Procedural Requirements.

The Role of the Building Control Professional.

Other Duties and Responsibilities.

Building Regulations – Application and Use.

Amendments to the Building Regulations Since 2001.

The Two Systems of Building Control.

Licensing Legislation.

Historical Development of Licensing.

Licensing of Public Entertainments.

The Licensing Act 2003.

Provision of Regulated Entertainment.

Personal Licence.

Premises Licence.

Temporary Events.


Further Reading.

CHAPTER 7 Sustainable Construction.


Sustainable Development.

The Economics of Environmental Problems.

Sustainability Issues.

Global Problems.

Climate Change.

Ozone Layer Depletion.

Resource Depletion.

Population Growth.

Regional Problems.

Acid Rain.


Local Problems.

The Environmental Impacts of Construction.

Legislative, Regulation & Management Issues.

Environmental Impact Assessment.

Building Control Regulations.

Environmental Management Systems.

Sustainable Construction.

Reducing Energy Consumption.

Reducing the Impact of Energy Production.

Solar Energy.

Wind Power.

Hydro Power.

Biomass Energy.

Heat Pumps.

Combined Heat & Power.

Water Issues.

Water Conservation.

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems.

Green Roofs.


Further Reading.


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