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Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, 4th Edition

Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, 4th Edition

Stephen Emmitt

ISBN: 978-1-118-97716-3

Oct 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

768 pages

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Description

An authoritative, well-established, comprehensive, practical, and highly illustrated guide to construction practice

Based mainly on domestic and residential buildings—and filled with extensive illustrations throughout—this concise text is the ideal introduction to the subject of building construction. It provides the basic material that readers need in order to understand the construction process for the majority of low rise buildings. The book explains construction technology through the key functional and performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. With a strong focus on building efficiency and meeting the challenges posed by limiting the environmental impact of buildings, and new “at a glance” summaries allowing you to grasp the salient points of each chapter, readers will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technology.

Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Fourth Edition starts by taking an in-depth look at the construction process and general principles of construction. It then offers comprehensive chapter coverage of site analysis, set-up, drainage and scaffolding; ground stability and foundations; floors, walls, doors, windows, roofs, stairs, and ramps; surface finishes; internal environment and energy supply; and water supply and sanitation.

  • Deals with design, technology, site assembly, and environmental issues of domestic and residential buildings
  • Thoroughly updated, with particular attention paid to the concept of building efficiency and improved integration of the topics covered to match current student needs
  • New “at a glance” summaries at the beginning of each chapter
  • A companion to Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings, Fourth Edition

Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings is an excellent source of information for undergraduate students and those working towards similar NQF level 5 and 6 qualifications in building and construction.

Preface ix

How to Navigate this Book xi

1 Introduction 1

1.1 The construction process 1

1.2 The function and performance of buildings (Part one) 2

1.3 Building: the (de]carbonised) product 5

1.4 Responding to climate change 6

1.5 General principles of construction 8

1.6 Regulations and approvals 11

1.7 Making choices and sources of information 12

Chapter 2 AT A GLANCE 15

2 Site Analysis, Set]Up, Drainage and Scaffolding 17

2.1 Site analysis 17

2.2 Site set]up and security 30

2.3 Site drainage 34

2.4 Foul drainage 41

2.5 Scaffolding 68

Chapter 3 AT A GLANCE 91

3 Ground Stability and Foundations 93

3.1 Bedrock and soil types 93

3.2 Ground stability 100

3.3 Foundations: Functional requirements 104

3.4 Foundation construction 116

3.5 Strip foundations 126

3.6 Pad foundations 137

3.7 Raft foundations 145

3.8 Short]bored pile foundations 153

3.9 Precast pile and beam foundation systems 155

Chapter 4 AT A GLANCE 157

4 Floors 159

4.1 Functional requirements 159

4.2 Ground]supported concrete slab 162

4.3 Suspended concrete floor slabs 170

4.4 Suspended timber ground floors 176

4.5 Reinforced concrete upper floors 179

4.6 Timber upper floors 184

4.7 Floor finishes 193

Chapter 5 AT A GLANCE 203

5 Loadbearing Walls 205

5.1 Functional requirements 205

5.2 Walling materials 212

5.3 Mortar 223

5.4 Bonding bricks and blocks 227

5.5 Damp]proof courses (DPCs) 233

5.6 Solid wall construction 241

5.7 Cavity wall construction 270

5.8 Internal and party walls 298

5.9 Straw wall construction 299

5.10 Earth wall construction 305

Chapter 6 AT A GLANCE 313

6 Roofs 315

6.1 Functional requirements 315

6.2 Pitched roofs 319

6.3 Pitched roof coverings 340

6.4 Sheet metal covering to low]pitched roofs 358

6.5 Thermal insulation to pitched roofs 361

6.6 Flat roofs 367

6.7 Timber flat roof construction 369

6.8 Concrete flat roofs 386

6.9 Thermal insulation to flat roofs 389

6.10 Parapet walls 394

6.11 Green roofs 398

6.12 Roof drainage 402

Chapter 7 AT A GLANCE 411

7 Windows 413

7.1 Functional requirements 413

7.2 Window types 438

7.3 Window frames 448

7.4 Glass and glazing 475

7.5 Hardware 490

7.6 Window cills 491

Chapter 8 AT A GLANCE 499

8 Doors 501

8.1 Functional requirements 501

8.2 Door types 506

8.3 Door frames and linings 527

8.4 Hardware 542

Chapter 9 AT A GLANCE 549

9 Stairs and Ramps 551

9.1 Functional requirements 553

9.2 Materials, terms and definitions 555

9.3 Types of stairs 564

9.4 Timber staircases 565

9.5 Stone stairs 576

9.6 Reinforced concrete stairs 578

9.7 Structural glass stairs 582

9.8 Ramps 583

Chapter 10 AT A GLANCE 587

10 Surface Finishes 589

10.1 Functional requirements 589

10.2 Wall and ceiling finishes 591

10.3 Skirtings, architraves and kitchen cabinets 606

10.4 Tiling to walls 610

10.5 Painting and decorating 611

Chapter 11 AT A GLANCE 619

11 Internal Environment and Energy Supply 621

11.1 Principles and performance requirements 621

11.2 Heat loss calculations 623

11.3 Indoor climate control 634

11.4 Energy sources 638

11.5 Solid fuel–burning appliances 643

11.6 Domestic gas installations 659

11.7 Domestic electrical supply and installations 664

11.8 Artificial lighting 682

11.9 Testing and monitoring thermal performance 685

Chapter 12 AT A GLANCE 691

12 Water Supply and Sanitation 693

12.1 Cold water supply and distribution 693

12.2 Hot water supply and distribution 702

12.3 Water services to multi]storey buildings 710

12.4 Pipes for water supply 719

12.5 Sanitary appliances 723

Index 745