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The updated edition of the authoritative and comprehensive guide to construction practice The revised fourth edition of Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings expands on the resource that has become a standard text on the construction of buildings. The fourth edition covers the construction of larger-scale buildings (primarily residential, commercial and industrial) constructed with load bearing frames in timber, concrete and steel; supported by chapters on offsite construction, piling, envelopes to framed buildings, fit-out and second fix, lifts and escalators, building pathology, upgrading and demolition. The author covers the functional and performance requirements of the main building elements as well as building efficiency and information on meeting the challenges of limiting the environmental impact of buildings. Each chapter includes new “at a glance” summaries that introduce the basic material giving a good understanding of the main points quickly and easily. The text is fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technology. This important resource: Covers design, technology, offsite construction, site assembly and environmental issues of larger-scale buildings including primarily residential, commercial and industrial buildings constructed with load bearing frames Highlights the concept of building efficiency, with better integration of the topics throughout the text Offers new “at a glance” summaries at the beginning of each chapter Is a companion to Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, fourth edition Written for undergraduate students and those working towards similar NQF level 5 and 6 qualifications in building and construction, Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings is a practical and highly illustrated guide to construction practice. It covers the materials and technologies involved in constructing larger scale buildings.
Building on the success of previous revisions, these new, revised editions of Barry's classic texts retain the original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional/performance requirements. They have been fully updated to include extensive revisions to information on the Building Regulations; expanded discussions of timber frame construction and prefabrication; fully integrated coverage of building and construction sustainability; a more thorough treatment of demolition, and general updates to the text and illustrations reflecting the latest teaching approaches. This special bundle includes both the Introduction and Advanced volumes.
Robin Barry's Construction of Buildings was first publishedin 1958 in 5 volumes, rapidly becoming a standard text onconstruction. In its current 2 volume format Barry remains hugelypopular with both students and lecturers of construction andrelated disciplines. The third edition of Barry’s Introduction toConstruction of Buildings provides the basic material you willneed to understand the construction process for the majority of lowrise buildings. Construction technology is explained andillustrated through the key functional and performance requirementsfor the main elements common to all buildings. With a strongerfocus on building efficiency and meeting the challenges posed bylimiting the environmental impact of buildings, you will find thetext fully up to date with the latest building regulations andconstruction technologies. Particular attention has been paid tothe careful integration of all topics, helping you to link conceptsand follow related material. The new edition, with supporting website at ahref="",provides the ideal introduction to construction technology
Since publication of the first volume of The Construction of Buildings in 1958, the five-volume series has been used by both lecturers and students of architecture, building and surveying, and by those seeking guidance for self-built housing and works of alteration and addition. The series examines principles of building through the functional requirements common to building, with diagrams to illustrate the application of the requirements. Volume 1, which deals with foundations, walls, floors and roofs, has been updated to take into account changes in practice. A new presentation has been adopted for the latest edition, with text and illustrations integrated to provide a reader-friendly layout and to aid accessibility of information.
Provides a straightforward, highly illustrated guide to building control in England and Wales. The new edition takes account of major revisions to the regulations on energy conservation, sound and fire.

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