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Details in building design and construction, Including walls, roofs

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  • Manual of Low-Slope Roof Systemsby C.W. Griffin; Richard Fricklas

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 95.00

    For decades, this manual has been the most widely respected guide to designing, constructing, and maintaining low-slope roofing systems. more...

  • Post-Tensioned Concrete Floorsby Martin Williams; Sami Khan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 154.95

    Post-tensioning is the most versatile form of pre stressing, a technique which enables engineers to make the most effective use of the material properties of concrete, and so to design structural elements which are strong, slender and efficient. Design in post-tensioned concrete is not difficult and, if done properly, can contribute significantly to... more...

  • Innovation in Small Construction Firmsby Peter Barrett; Martin Sexton; Angela Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 115.00

    Innovation in Small Construction Firms promotes the benefits of innovation, and stimulate innovation capability within and between small and medium sized (SMEs) construction firms in an effort to bring in a new 'can innovate, should innovate, want to innovate' culture to the construction industry. Presenting new theoretical and practical insights... more...

  • Knowledge Management in Constructionby Chimay J. Anumba; Charles Egbu; Patricia Carrillo

    Wiley 2008; US$ 140.00

    A key problem facing the construction industry is that all work is done by transient project teams, and in the past there has been no structured approach to learning from projects once they are completed. Now, though, the industry is adapting concepts of knowledge management to improve the situation. This book brings together 13 contributors from research... more...

  • Roofing Ready Reckonerby R. Goss; C. N. Mindham

    Wiley 2008; US$ 40.65

    Now fully revised, the third edition of this renowned book by Ralph Goss has been made even more valuable with the addition of many new illustrations, and takes into account not only traditional cut roof construction but also modern trussed rafter roof assembly methods. Revised by C.N. Mindham, author of Roof Construction and Loft Conversion , this... more...

  • Understanding the Construction Clientby David Boyd; Ezekiel Chinyio

    Wiley 2008; US$ 100.00

    This book breaks new ground by creating a framework to understand clients' actions and needs. Most construction management books focus on improving the construction process; this one focuses on a better engagement with the client. It challenges conceptions of both the construction industry and clients' businesses so that a more effective process and... more...

  • Advanced Research Methods in the Built Environmentby Andrew Knight; Les Ruddock

    Wiley 2009; US$ 84.99

    This book provides a bridge between the introductory research methods books and the discipline-specific, higher level texts. Its unique feature is the coverage of the detailed process of research rather than the findings of research projects. Chapter authors have been carefully selected by their expertise, discipline and location to give an eclectic... more...

  • Offsite Manufacturingby Dr. Mohammed Arif

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    Off-site Construction, Off-site Manufacturing, Manufactured Construction, Modern Methods of Construction, no matter what the name, the fundamental idea is to move some effort away from the construction site to a more controlled environment of the manufacturing floor. Although we have come a long way with cranes, robotics and laser guided precision... more...

  • Building Enclosure in Hong Kongby Wah Sang Wong

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1998; US$ 56.00

    This book examines in detail the external walls of buildings in Hong Kong. It is organized into two parts. The first part of the book presents readers with various factors such as technology and sustainability that affect the design of external walls. more...

  • Restoring Hardwood Floorsby Mary Twitchell

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1995; US$ 3.95

    Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence... more...