Advanced Construction Technology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Following the sequence of construction, this advanced and highly illustrated textbook addresses the problem of visualisation of construction scenarios and helps students relate detail drawings to the actual building.
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About the Author
Eric Fleming, former Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Engineering & Surveying, Heriot-Watt University
Table of Contents
- Masonry Construction – Stone, Reconstructed stone (cast and split faced) and artificial stone. Rubble, random rubble, coursed work and ashler work. Dressings to openings, string courses and bandings, cornices, pediments etc.
- Substructures – Sub-soils requiring special foundations; short bored piles and simple rafts; cushions under rafts; dealing with sub-soil water and high water tables; concrete ground floors, hung and solid.
- Walls and partitions – some lesser known types of wall construction; light steel frame; SIPs; straw bale construction; earthships (motor tyre walls, earth sheltered housing); cob; wattle and daub; the modern equivalent;
- Upper floors – some manufactured timber joist systems; concrete upper floors; compound floors.
- Openings in walls – openings in the new wall constructions discussed earlier
- Roof structure – SIPs; more on trussed rafters, advanced solutions; flat roofs in concrete.
- Roof coverings – metal sheet - lead, copper and zinc traditional finishes; profiled metal sheet steel coated steel, zinc, aluminium (coated and plain mill finish), bituminous felt, mastic asphalt, one ply membranes
- Doors – more timber domestic doors; garage doors; uPVC and metal doors, French doors; patio doors; more ironmongery incl. security
- Windows – High performance timber (triple glazed and coupled sashes); uPVC and aluminium windows; thermal breaks in metal sashes; more ironmongery incl. security
- Stairs – Open tread stairs of various types; cantilevered tread stairs and variations on balustrades etc.
- Mutual Walls – more variations on mutual wall construction.
- Plumbing and Heating – More on sanitary appliances, more sanitary appliances (urinals, bidets etc)! Under floor heating by LPHW – various sub floors, various systems. Traditional cast iron soil and waste piping, fixing, jointing and fittings. Other metal waste disposal systems – SS, enamelled steel and copper.
- Electrical Work – Conduit installations and wiring; MICC installations – how they go together; fire alarms; smoke alarms including linking (see new Scottish Regs); CCTV; Alarms; television aerials. Under floor heating – solid embedded and withdrawable, over floor heating? Ceiling heating.
- Fire precautions in three and four storey single domestic structures. (Structures in multiple occupancy in the third volume!)
- External Works – Site* Surveys; Site* clearance; Connections for services – drains, water, gas, electricity, telephone, cable; footpaths, retaining walls, screen walls and fencing and gates; decks and paved areas; soft landscaping; garages; driveways; drains, manholes, rodding access and air admission; water supply pipes, tobies and valves; ducting for services into a dwelling; exclusion of vermin and their prevention and control.
Appendix A Glazing – the works.
Appendix B Painting, Decorating and Paper hanging – the works.
Appendix C Plastering and external rendering, stucco work, and roughcasting.
Appendix D Security in addition to what has been written in Doors, Windows and Electrical work chapters; defensible space; defensive planting.
Appendix E More Builders’ and Architectural Ironmongery.
Appendix F Conservation of Energy – The effect of the new Scottish Building Regulations, May 2005 and the new Regulations for England and Wales; Sample calculations.
Appendix G Short Précis of Selected British Standards incl. Any which were in Vol. 1 and are now updated or superseded in the new Regulations.
Appendix H Sustainability.
Appendix I Recycling and Reclaiming.
Appendix J More Surveying – Theodolites, Tacheometry and EDPM surveying and laying out.