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Details in building design and construction, Including walls, roofs

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  • Spon's Estimating Cost Guide to Roofingby Bryan Spain

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 71.95

    Specifically written for contractors and small businesses carrying out small works, Spon's Estimating Cost Guide to Roofing contains accurate information on thousands of rates, each broken down to labour, material overheads and profit. This is the first book to include typical project costs for slating and tiling, sheeting, cladding... more...

  • Construction Communicationby Stephen Emmitt; Christopher A. Gorse

    Wiley 2009; US$ 72.50

    Communicating the design intent, from initial briefing through the design stage and on to the actual construction is vital to the success of any building project. This book looks at communication across physical, organisational and cultural barriers with a view to improving the design and construction process. The authors investigate communication... more...

  • Design and Construction of Concrete Floorsby George Garber

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 119.95

    Design and Construction of Concrete Floors outlines the key principles needed for the production of a good floor which can be relied on to not only support and restrain other parts of the building, but also to meet the needs of the user. The book covers: * Uses of concrete floors * Structural design * Concrete used specifically for floors * Cracks... more...

  • Means of Escape from Fireby M. J. Billington; Alex Copping; Anthony Ferguson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 145.00

    The provision of an adequate means of escape from fire is fundamental to the design of new buildings and to the alteration, change of use or extension of existing buildings. It is essential that means of escape are considered at the earliest stage of a project as mistakes are very expensive to correct later in the design. There is a great deal of... more...

  • Communication in Constructionby Andrew Dainty; David Moore; Michael Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 63.95

    Communication within project-based environments presents special challenges. This is especially true within the construction industry, where interaction tends to be characterised by unfamiliar groups of people coming together for short periods before disbanding to work on other endeavours. This book examines communication at a number of levels... more...

  • Construction Drawings and Details for Interiorsby W. Otie Kilmer; Rosemary Kilmer

    Wiley 2006; US$ 55.00

    Get a realisitic guide to producing construction documents that clearly communicate the interior space of new construction, remodeling, or installation projects with Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors . This highly visual book: includes such details as furniture, finishes, lighting, and others. features authors? drawings as well as... more...

  • The Graphic Standards Guide to Architectural Finishesby ARCOM; The American Institute of Architects; Elena M. S. Garrison

    Wiley 2003; US$ 150.00

    From ARCOM and The American Institute of Architects A complete visual guide to choosing and using finish materials In this unique guide, the authors of MASTERSPEC and Architectural Graphic Standards join forces to offer architects vital single-source access to the unbiased information they need to evaluate, select, and specify the best finish materials... more...

  • The Art of Precast Concreteby D.F.H. Bennett

    Springer 2005; US$ 79.95

    As a building material, precast concrete allows a wide range of sculptural forms and design options. By treating the surface in various ways, fascinating textures and fine finishes can be produced. This book provides a systematic overview of the variety of applications for such concrete elements throughout Europe. Author David Bennett provides in-depth... more...

  • Agents and Multi-Agent Systems in Constructionby Chimay Anumba; Zhaomin Ren; O.O. Ugwu

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 155.00

    This book describes current advances and future directions in the theory and application of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector. It is the product of an international effort involving a network of construction IT and computing researchers, investigating different aspects of agent... more...

  • Facadesby Ulrich Knaack; Tillman Klein; Marcel Bilow; Thomas Auer

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Facades determine the appearance of a building. Thus they have a very important role to play in architecture. At the same time, the building envelope has important functions to fulfill, including lighting, weatherproofing, thermal isolation, load distribution, and sound insulation, to name only the most important. In the last fifteen years, facades... more...