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  • The Building Envelopeby Alan J Brookes; Chris Grech

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    The Building Envelope: Applications of New Technology Cladding provides an introduction to the state of the art in cladding systems. The goal is to show a precedent, and thus imbue confidence in architects so that they can approach a manufacturer with a reasonable working knowledge of what is feasible. This book contains 33 case studies of buildings... more...

  • Rock Fences of the Bluegrassby Carolyn Murray-Wooley; Karl Raitz

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    Gray rock fences built of ancient limestone are hallmarks of Kentucky's Bluegrass landscape. Why did Kentucky farmers turn to rock as fence-building material when most had earlier used hardwood rails? Who were the masons responsible for Kentucky's lovely rock fences and what are the different rock forms used in this region? In this generously illustrated... more...

  • Loft Conversionsby John Coutts

    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...

  • Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Constructionby Hai Chen Tan; Chimay J. Anumba; Patricia M. Carrillo; Dino Bouchlaghem; John Kamara; Chika Udeaja

    Wiley 2009; US$ 145.00

    An organisation?s competitive advantage lies in the knowledge of its employees and the organisation?s ability to harness that knowledge to meet business objectives. Knowledge management is recognised in the construction industry as a potential tool for providing organisational benefits, but for a number of reasons ? particularly the project based nature... more...

  • Masonry Wall Constructionby A.W. Hendry; F. M. Khalaf

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 115.95

    This volume provides a concise overview of the main facets of masonry wall construction, including materials, structural design, types of walls, movement, insulation, rain exclusion, site practice, defects and repair. The subject is covered in sufficient depth for a comprehensive introduction with reading lists after each chapter for those interested... more...

  • Profiled Sheet Roofing and Claddingby Nick Selves; J. Shanahan; Colin Sproul

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 125.95

    This guide, the third edition of the NFRCs guide to good practice, is an accessible and practical code of practice in the application, design and installation of profiled sheeting and wall and roof cladding. The UK has developed very cost-effective methods of erecting and cladding factory, warehouse and storage buildings. This book distills the knowledge... more...

  • The Construction Netby Alan Bridges

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 118.95

    Using this book can help the busy architect/engineer/contractor to optimize online time by determining the key sites to visit before connecting to the Internet. Topics are conveniently arranged by subject showing where to find the "index sites" together with details of many specialist sites. more...

  • Specialist Floor Finishesby D Cattell

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 215.00

    First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Soiling and Cleaning of Building Facadesby L.G.W. Verhoef

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 265.00

    The report of a comprehensive investigation by RILEM which examines all aspects of the cleaning of facades, subject to soiling by both biological and non-biological agencies. The contributors are international authorities working in this field giving essential advice to all those who need to know how to approach the problems connected with the soiling... more...

  • Understanding IT in Constructionby Ming Sun; Rob Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 56.95

    In recent years, Information Technology (IT) has been transforming business practice in many sectors resulting in efficiency gains and improved services for the client. The construction industry lags behind other manufacturing and service industries in adopting the new technology. To promote the wider use of IT in construction, it is essential to equip... more...