Construction Technology 1: House Construction


Author: Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137121262
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 392
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Construction Technology 1: House Construction is a widely used and popular textbook designed specifically to support the study of domestic house construction at undergraduate degree and HNC/HND level. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect new technology and construction methods. Its student-friendly layout and features take you through each step of the building process from planning to internal finishes. Construction Technology 1: House Construction • has a clear and accessible text structure for ease of use, with each chapter including definitions of key terms, review tasks and reflective summaries • features a wealth of case studies drawn from real-life building sites • includes comparative studies that allow critical evaluation of different build details or design solutions • includes an entirely new chapter on sustainable construction • uses an enhanced page layout, with improved figures and new photos, including a new plate section of colour photos A companion website featuring photographs and outline answers to the review tasks can be found at: www.palgrave.com/engineering/riley1

Construction Technology 3

The Technology of Refurbishment and Maintenance
Author: Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230346170
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this text focuses on the environmental impact of refurbishment rather than new build. Key features: • Student-centred learning style • Illustrated case studies and review tasks • Focus on the importance of sustainability in refurbishment and building use • Updated to reflects current issues such as flood damage • Covers refurbishment in both housing and large-span multi-storey commercial and industrial buildings • Easy-to-follow page layout, with a wealth of figures and photos A companion website featuring extra photographs and other additional material can be found at: www.palgrave.com/science/engineering/riley3 This volume builds on material introduced in Construction Technology 1: House Construction and Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, but is also valuable as a standalone text.

Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building


Author: Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230366619
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 440
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Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building is a widely used and popular textbook designed specifically to support the study of industrial and commercial building technology at undergraduate degree and HNC/HND level. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect new technology and construction methods. Key features include: • Clear and accessible text structure for ease of use • Unique pedagogical features including comparative studies, case studies and review tasks • New material on sustainability, including green and intelligent buildings • Updated for new building regulations • Enhanced page layout, with improved figures and new photos A companion website featuring extra photographs and other additional material can be found at: www.palgrave.com/science/engineering/riley2 This volume builds on the subject matter introduced in Construction Technology 1: House Construction, but is also valuable as a standalone text. Mike Riley is Director and Alison Cotgrave is Deputy Director of the School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Both have extensive experience of teaching Construction Technology at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

House Construction


Author: Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave,Christopher Anthony Howard
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230203624
Category: Building
Page: 342
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"Construction Technology 1: House Construction is a widely used and popular textbook designed specifically to support the study of domestic house construction at undergraduate degree and HNC/HND level. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect new technology and construction methods." -back cover.

Production Strategy in Project Based Production within a House-Building Context


Author: Henric Jonsson
Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press
ISBN: 9176854019
Category: Electronic books
Page: 94
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A production strategy enables companies to effectively manage the different challenges that the production function face in a competitive environment. A production strategy helps a company to make operational and strategic decisions that follow a logical pattern and supports the corporate strategy and the competitive priorities of the company. When no strategy exists the decisions may be arbitrary and unpredictable leading to an under-achieving production system. Production strategy involves decisions that shape the long term capabilities of a producing company. For the traditional production industry there are a number of production strategy frameworks that facilitates the process of designing production systems. However, these frameworks typically leave project based production out of the scope or treat project based production as one type of production system, when in fact project based production systems can be multifaceted depending on product design and market requirements. This thesis focus on project based manufacturing in a house-building context. Houses can be produced by different types of production systems, and depending on how the production systems are designed they have strengths and weaknesses in different areas of competition. To be able to meet the increasing demand for residential houses, and improve performance in the house-building industry, the way houses are produced have to match different market requirements in a more effective and efficient way. To do this a production strategy has to exist. Typically there is a trade-off between productivity and flexibility, hence a production system designed to meet customer requirements concerning product design is probably not the best process choice if the customer thinks price and delivery time are the most important. A production strategy helps a company to make decisions so that the output of the production system meets customer requirements in the best possible way. Due to the fact that project based production is typically left out of the scope in traditional production strategy literature and that there is a lack of research concerning production strategy in a house-building context, the purpose of this research is: … to extend the production strategy body of knowledge concerning project based production in a house-building context. To fulfil the purpose the following four research questions are studied and answered: RQ1: What aspects can be useful in a classification matrix contrasting different production systems for house-building? RQ2: Which competitive priorities are important to measure when evaluating different production systems on a production strategy level in a house-building context, and how can they quantitatively be measured? RQ3: How does the characteristics of the production system, i.e. the process choice, affect information exchange in a house-building context? RQ4: How can a new production strategy be formulated and implemented in an industrialised house-building context and what challenges are important to consider in that process? To answer RQ1 a classification matrix was developed that classify production systems along two dimensions: a product dimension (degree of product standardisation) and a process dimension (degree of off-site assembly). The two dimensions are related, for example a high degree of standardisation should be matched with a high degree of off-site assembly and consequently a low degree of product standardisation should be matched with a low degree of off-suite assembly. A mismatch, e.g. high degree of off-site assembly and low degree of standardisation, typically leads to poor performance and should hence be avoided. To be able to see how different types of production systems perform in different areas of competition key performance indicators (KPIs) were developed. The KPIs presented in this research can be used to measure quality, delivery (speed and dependability), cost (level and dependability), and flexibility (volume and mix) at a production strategic level (RQ2). Furthermore, to answer RQ3, a production strategy perspective was taken on information exchange by relating information exchange to the design of the production system. The results indicate that employing different types of production systems leads to different approaches to information exchange. Employing a production systems using traditional production methods on-site and a low degree of product standardisation lead to a traditional approach to information exchange, e.g. project meetings, telephone and mail. Production systems employing some degree of off-site assembly have less complex and more stable supply chains and use ICT-solutions to a higher extent, which facilitates information exchange. The findings also indicate that a high degree of product standardisation facilitates the use of ICT-solutions such as ERP and BIM. RQ4 concerns the production strategy process, i.e. formulation and implementation. Failure in this processes can jeopardise the whole business. Based on a longitudinal case study of an industrialised house-builder a suggested production strategy process was developed, including both production strategy formulation and implementation. The study also identified context specific challenges that have to be considered in an industrialised house-building context, e.g. the complexity that comes with using two different production processes (off-site and on-site) in the same production system. The research is case based and a total number of eight different production systems have been studied. Data has been collected through interviews, observations, and review of company documents.

Building Technology 1

Site Organisation and Management
Author: Ian E. Chandler
Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited
ISBN: 9780713451788
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 176
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Construction Technology


Author: Roy Chudley,Roger Greeno
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780131286429
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 634
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Construction Technologyprovides a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of the technology of domestic low-rise construction. It includes elements of commercial construction, and the principal associated legislation. Based on ""Construction Technology Volumes 1 and 2"", this combined new edition has been updated in line with contemporary legislation and practice. In addition a substantial amount of new material has been included, in order to cover recent developments in technology affecting the construction industry. This book covers the basic elements of substructure (site works, setting.

Construction Technology


Author: R. Chudley
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 9780582420366
Category: Building
Page: 272
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The four volumes of Construction Technology provide a comprehensive guide to building technology from simple domestic single storey construction using traditional techniques to more complex multi-storey construction using more modern industrialised techniques. Each volume describes the technology concisely and is well illustrated with the author's own illustrations. The series provides a basic knowledge of all building activities from basic methods of construction in the early volumes through to more complex topics such as site planning, curtain walling and builders plant in later volumes. The series concentrates on the technology and avoids lengthy descriptive passages, leaving the description to the author's very detailed drawings. Volume 1, along with volume 2, covers conventional or traditional methods and materials of construction. It introduces the student to the techniques used in building a small structure such as a bungalow or two-storey house. The book covers the basic parts of a building such as the substructure, e.g. site works and setting out and foundations; the superstructure, e.g. walls, flooring and roofs; simple finishes and fittings, e.g. partitions, and painting and decorating; and the basic aspects of water supply and drainage.

Construction Technology

Analysis and Choice
Author: Tony Bryan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119024986
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 464
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The second edition of Construction Technology: Analysis andChoice has been expanded to include commercial buildings. Thisnow covers, in a single textbook, all the basic forms ofconstruction studied on professional courses. The book takes as its theme the process of choice: what theexpert has to know and how he/she might think through the decisionsto be made about the design, production, maintenance and disposalof buildings. It is written with the conviction that by focusing on theprocess of choice, the range of theory and knowledge that is usefulto practice becomes explicit, making the link between knowledge andpractice, and between understanding and experience. The new edition has been updated throughout with extensiveadditions to Chapter13: Manufacture and Assembly and toChapter 15: Sustainability. An entire new section has beenadded, covering all the main elements of commercialconstruction. Students will find here explanations of how environments,structural behaviour, production know-how, cost and social concernssuch as sustainability can be taken into account in the choice ofconstruction. They will also gain a clear understanding of theconstruction details and specifications adopted for both housingand commercial buildings in the UK at the beginning of the 21stcentury. Provides a framework to think through proposed solutions Sets the choice of solution in both time and place, and in thecontext of sustainability Focuses on key questions: will the proposal fail; and can it bebuilt? Considers a building’s response to loading, environmentalconditions and time Looks at the production process as manufacture andassembly Book website atwww.wiley.com/go/bryanconstructiontech2e Contains nearly 200 fully referenced, clear line drawings todownload for free, as well as suggested learning activities forlecturers to incorporate into their teaching programmes.

Building Construction Handbook


Author: R. Chudley,Roger Greeno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0750668229
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 728
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Building Construction Handbook provides extensive coverage of building construction practice, processes and techniques, representing established procedures as well as those associated with recent amendments to the Building Regulations, British and European Standards and other related references. This approach, combined with the presentation of information in a highly illustrated and unique visual style, has proven this text to be a vital learning resource for thousands of building construction students, and an essential reference for professionals. The sixth edition has been updated and expanded to take into account many aspects of the new and revised Building Regulations and associated Approved Documents as applied to working practice; in particular, construction requirements for conserving and economising energy and reducing atmospheric pollution (as this relates to Building Regulations Part L - Conservation of fuel and power). This new edition also develops existing topics, including adaptation of buildings to ensure compatibility for the disabled, further details of masonry construction, applications of steel reinforcement to concrete, steel framed housing principles, sound insulation and additional details of structural glazing. Throughout, reference to supplementary regulations and standards are provided for further reading, and where appropriate, design calculations are included. Online lecture resources are provided, with power point slides available for a selection of topics, featuring essential illustrations for use with presentations and handouts. The Handbook is an invaluable reference for students. It consolidates several years of study material into one comprehensive volume, suitable for a wide range of building and construction courses, including NVQs in Construction and the Built Environment, BTEC Nationals and Higher Nationals in Building Services Engineering, Construction and Civil Engineering, as well as construction related undergraduate degrees (such as Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Building Surveying, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Building, Architectural Technology and Facilities Management) and professional examinations. Roger Greeno is a well-known author of construction texts. He has extensive practical and consultancy experience in the industry, in addition to lecturing at several colleges of further and higher education, and the University of Portsmouth. He has also examined for City & Guilds, Edexcel, the Chartered Institute of Building and the University of Reading. Roy Chudley's books on Building Construction have helped thousands of students gain their qualifications and pass exams. He was formerly a Senior Lecturer at Guildford College. * Topics presented in a highly visual and easy to understand layout * The market-leading bestseller for construction practice guidance * Ideal for students on general construction and building courses * An essential reference for the industry * Updated in line with revised Building Regulations * Website resources for lecturers available

Construction Technology for Tall Buildings


Author: M. Y. L. Chew
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810243388
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 417
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This study describes current construction practices and processes for tall buildings from foundation to roof. It discusses the construction sequence of the various proprietary systems and their merits and disadvantages.

Print Reading for Architecture and Construction Technology


Author: David A. Madsen,Alan Jefferis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401851675
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 370
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Attain the knowledge and skills required to read complete sets of working drawings for residential and light commercial construction. This easy-to-use manual explores all facets of print reading, with examples and illustrations taken from actual architectural prints that provide readers with the information they need to create “real world” working drawings. Computer-aided design and drafting is underscored through the use of CADD-generated print reading examples, illustrations, and exercises that comply with the highest industry standards. Quality and standardization in all architectural and construction print examples is emphasized.

Construction Technology for Tall Buildings

Third Edition
Author: Michael Yit Lin Chew
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9813101288
Category: Architecture
Page: 416
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This book introduces the latest construction practices and processes for tall buildings from foundation to roof. It attempts to acquaint readers with the methods, materials, equipment and systems used for the construction of tall buildings. The text progresses through the stages of site investigation, excavation and foundations, basement construction, structural systems for the superstructure, site and material handling, wall and floor construction, cladding and roof construction. The construction sequence, merits and limitations of the various proprietary systems commonly used in these respective stages are discussed. This third edition also includes several new topics not covered in the previous edition.

Construction Technology & Practices

A Study Materials for Diploma, B.E., B. Tech. & Professional Engineers
Author: Sagar Sarangi,Amit Golder
Publisher: Educreation Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 220
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This book provides comprehensive coverage of all the construction activities starting from the beginning to the finishing of a project. It also covers the latest construction technology, such as concrete technology, mechanized construction equipment's. The book contents a detailed description of various topics such as earth work excavation, transportation, finishing work. The theory is presented in a simple and systematic process with attractive images. It also touches on basic ideas about the contracts and accounting, as it is shadow of a civil engineer/ site engineer/ contractors etc. The extensive coverage of all the topics makes this book is helpful for the students of civil engineering/mining students & professionals

Ancient Construction Technology

From Pyramids to Fortresses
Author: Mary B. Woods,Michael Woods
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0761372709
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Construction technology is as old as human society itself. The first humans on Earth built simple structures. They made houses from wood, clay, and animal skins. Over the centuries, ancient peoples learned more about construction. People in the ancient Middle East made clay roofing tiles. The ancient Egyptians moved thousands of stones into place to build giant pyramids. The ancient Chinese built a wall across northern China. The ancient Romans created massive arched roofs, long bridges, strong roads, and systems for moving water. What kinds of tools and techniques did ancient builders use? Which of their buildings and monuments are still standing? And how did ancient construction set the stage for our own modern building technology? Learn more in Ancient Construction Technology.

Lehmbau-Praxis

Planung und Ausführung
Author: Ulrich Röhlen,Christof Ziegert
Publisher: Beuth Verlag
ISBN: 3410239421
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 328
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Der Baustoff Lehm punktet mit günstiger Energiebilanz und ausgleichender Wirkung auf das Raumklima. Er kommt aufgrund seiner bauphysikalischen Qualitäten längst nicht mehr nur bei der Altbausanierung und der Denkmalpflege zum Einsatz, er wird zunehmend auch zu einem geschätzten Material bei anspruchsvollen Bauvorhaben. Das Buch fasst das aktuelle Planungs- und Ausführungswissen des Lehmbaus kompakt zusammen und ist damit für Architekten, Ingenieure und Ausführende ein unentbehrlicher Leitfaden für die Fragen der Praxis. Inhaltliche Schwerpunkte: Stoffliche Grundlagen // Lehmputze // Trockenbau // Techniken der Innendämmung // Mauerwerksbau // Stampflehmbau // Sanierung bestehender Lehmbausubstanz // Baurechtliche und baugewerbliche Aspekte. Die zweite, vollständig überarbeitete Auflage berücksichtigt die neuen Baustoffnormen für Lehmsteine (DIN 18945), Lehmmauermörtel (DIN 18946) und Lehmputzmörtel (DIN 18947).

Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook


Author: Edward G. Nawy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420007657
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1584
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The first edition of this comprehensive work quickly filled the need for an in-depth handbook on concrete construction engineering and technology. Living up to the standard set by its bestselling predecessor, this second edition of the Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook covers the entire range of issues pertaining to the construction and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. New and Updated Topics Include — · The latest advances in engineered concrete materials and special concrete applications including architectural concrete · Reinforced concrete construction and recommendations on the vast array of types of constructed facilities · Specialized construction techniques, including the latest provisions of the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) on the design of structures in high seismicity zones · Design recommendations for high performance and proportioning of concrete structural elements by the latest ACI 318-08 Building Code · New materials, design of precast seismic bracing systems, and aesthetics of long-span bridge construction Put 1200 Years of Experience to Work This new edition contains ten new chapters on the state of the art in emerging areas of concrete construction and design engineering by leading experts. Each chapter examines its topic with detail and depth of discussion and culminates with an extensive list of selected references for the user to consult beyond the scope of the handbook. The thirty-seven contributors are national or international leaders in research, design, and construction with a combined professional practice of at least 1,200 years. The wealth of up-to-date knowledge they provide allows you to design constructed concrete structures that are vastly better, more efficient, and longer enduring.

Advanced Construction Technology, Chudley & Greeno,2006


Author: Roy Chudley,Roger Greeno
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132019859
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 632
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Advanced Construction Technology offers a comprehensive, practical, illustrative guide to many aspects of construction practice used for industrial and commercial buildings.

Construction Technology


Author: Roy Chudley
Publisher: Longman Group United Kingdom
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 539
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The aim of this is to provide a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of the technology of domestic low-rise construction and principal associated legislation. The text provides a revision and combination of Construction Technology Volume 1 and Construction and Technology Volume 2, and assumes no previous knowledge of the subject. Conventional methods of construction are covered and the text follows a rational and logical progression of subjects of construction. Contemporary and established practice are represented, and the text aims to accurately reflect legislation and regulations, including the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 and the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996.