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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
R&D Investment and Impact in the Global Construction Industry brings together contributions from leading industry researchers in a diverse group of countries to investigate the role of research and development (R&D) in the construction industry. Investment in R&D is a proven factor in economic growth, and helps develop a more productive and innovative... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 125.95
This book contains a unique set of information sheets, covering all aspects of building from sit setting-out to roofs and floors. It gives builders and students of building a sound knowledge of materials, their properties and limitations, and shows the practice of using these materials for sound construction. The sheets also give information on the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 145.00
The book starts by setting out the duties of a building pathologist in the context of the modern roofing industry, defining failure and explaining its underlying causes. The main chapters then deal with the main specific types of failure: fire, shrinkage and roofing systems displacement, calendar shrinkage, foam insulation shrinkage and 'stretched'... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 200.00
Construction teams are usually complex, interdisciplinary and temporary, and, as such, the need for effective communication is crucial. However, published data regarding the manner in which individuals interact within the temporary project team is scarce, with little other than anecdotal evidence available. Recognizing this gap, Communication in... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 87.99
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...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 72.95
Pressure on space and changes in planning law mean that loft conversions are now at the forefront in the race to improve the performance of Britain's ageing housing stock. Since 1990, roof space conversions have increased UK housing capacity by more than 200 million square feet - a living area equivalent to a medium-sized city - without the loss of... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 93.00
Full of detailed construction drawings, this book covers cut roofs, bolted truss roofs, trussed rafter roofs, trimmed openings and ventilation. A major section deals with loft to attic room conversions, giving guidance on planning procedures, as well as dealing with structural matters and specifying conversion work. The Fourth Edition features... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 90.00
Ajla Aksamija, PhD, leads Perkins+Will Tech Lab, a center for research of building technologies. Dr. Aksamija's research expertise includes building science and sustainability, emerging building technologies, digital design and information modeling. She has contributed to several books and has published numerous research articles. PERKINS+WILL... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 89.95
THE PREMIER GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ROOFS For decades, this manual has been the most widely respected guide to designing and specifying low-slope roof systems. It remains unique -- the only working handbook that treats all topics in roof design, from fundamentals to roof systems and materials options. This fourth edition covers major... more...