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Details in building design and construction, Including walls, roofs

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  • 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...

  • Roof Tiling and Slatingby Kevin Taylor

    Crowood 2012; US$ 18.94

    If you have never fixed a roof tile or slate before but have wondered how to go about repairing or replacing them, then this is the book for you. Many of the technical books about roof tiling and slating are rather vague and conveniently ignore some of the trickier problems and how they can be resolved. In Roof Tiling and Slating, the author rejects... more...

  • Loft Conversionsby John Coutts

    Wiley 2012; US$ 69.95

    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...

  • Felt and Torch on Roofingby Tim Richardson

    Crowood 2014; US$ 17.49

    A detailed guide to installing high performance felt and torch on roofs, for both DIY enthusiasts and professional roofers. From safety precautions, to the tips and tricks to keep a flat roof water-tight for many years, Felt and Torch on Roofing will teach the novice how to successfully complete their first felt roof to a high standard, and provide... more...

  • Earthen Floorsby Sukita Reay Crimmel; James Thomson

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Down and dirty – a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing, and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors more...

  • Sustainable Facadesby Ajla Aksamija

    Wiley 2013; US$ 85.00

    Practical information on designing sustainable, energy-efficient building facades As energy and other natural resources are being depleted, it has become clear that technologies and strategies that allow us to maintain our satisfaction with interior environments while consuming less of these resources are major objectives of contemporary facade... more...

  • Computer Aided Design Guide for Architecture, Engineering and Constructionby Ghassan Aouad; Song Wu; Angela Lee; Timothy Onyenobi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Recent years have seen major changes in the approach to Computer Aided Design (CAD) in the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. CAD is increasingly becoming a standard design tool, facilitating lower development costs and a reduced design cycle. Not only does it allow a designer to model designs in two and three dimensions but... more...

  • Roofing Failuresby Carl G. Cash

    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...

  • 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...

  • Communication in Construction Teamsby Stephen Emmitt; Christopher Gorse

    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...