eBook The Construction of Houses, 5th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1136152946
  • ISBN-13: 9781136152948
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 456 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released October 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The fifth edition of this successful textbook is aimed specifically at those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of building construction as part of a wider sphere of professional activity. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of modern construction and services.

This highly sought after text concentrates on principles and practice rather than details and regulations and retains it's easy to follow format and highly accessible style. In doing so it enables the reader to demonstrate a comprehensive and genuine understanding of modern house construction and its evolution over the last 100 years.

The Construction of Houses is not only an essential read for students, surveyors, developers and planning professionals, but also the interested lay person considering their first building project.

Table of Contents

Front Cover._x000D_
The Construction of Houses._x000D_
Title Page._x000D_
Copyright Page._x000D_
Duncan Marshall._x000D_
1: Introduction._x000D_
2: Sustainability._x000D_
3: Foundations._x000D_
4: External Masonry Loadbearing Walls._x000D_
5: Ground Floors._x000D_
6: Upper Floors._x000D_
7: Roof Structure._x000D_
8: Roof Coverings._x000D_
9: Partitions._x000D_
10: Plastering and Dry-lining._x000D_
11: Decoration._x000D_
12: External Rendering._x000D_
13: System Housing:Timber-Frame._x000D_
14: System Housing: Concrete and Steel._x000D_
15: Windows, Doors and Stairs._x000D_
16: Thermal Insulation and Condensation._x000D_
17: Cold Water Supply._x000D_
18: Hot Water Supply._x000D_
19: Space Heating._x000D_
20: Ventilation._x000D_
21: Drainage._x000D_
22: Electrical Installations._x000D_