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Building Construction Handbook Fifth Edition By R Chudley and R Greeno

 Building Construction Handbook Fifth Edition By R Chudley and R Greeno



Built environment 
The structure 
Primary and secondary elements 
Component parts and functions 
Construction activities 
Construction documents 
Construction drawings 
Building surveys 
Method statement and programming 
Weights and densities of building materials 
Drawings – notations 
Planning application 
Modular coordination 
Construction regulations 
CDM regulations 
Safety signs and symbols 
Building Regulations 
British Standards 
European Standards 
CPI System of Coding 
CI/SfB system of coding 
Part Two Site Works
Site investigations 
Soil investigation 
Soil assessment and testing 
Site layout considerations 
Site security 
Site lighting and electrical supply 
Site office accommodation 
Materials storage 
Materials testing 
Protection orders for trees and structures 
Locating public utility services 
Setting out 
Levels and angles 
Part Three Builders Plant
Part Four Substructure
Part Five Superstructure
Part Six Internal Construction and Finishes
Part Seven Domestic Services


This book presents the basic concepts of techniques of building construction, mainly by means of drawings illustrating typical construction details, processes and concepts. I have chosen this method because it reflects the primary means of communication on site between building designer and building contractor – the construction drawing or detail. It must be stressed that the drawings used here represent typical details, chosen to illustrate particular points of building construction or technology; they do not constitute the alpha and omega of any buildings design, detail or process. The principles they illustrate must therefore, in reality, be applied to the data of the particular problem or situation encountered. This new edition has been revised by Roger Greeno, in line with current building
Readers who want to pursue to greater depth any of the topics treated here will find many useful sources of information in specialist textbooks, research reports, manufacturer’s literature, codes of practice and similar publications. One such subject is building services, which are dealt with here only in so far as they are applicable to domestic dwellings. A comparable but much wider treatment of services is given in Building Services Handbook by F. Hall and R. Greeno, also published by Butterworth-Heinemann. In conclusion, I hope that this book will not only itself prove useful and helpful to the reader, but will act as a stimulus to the observation of actual buildings and the study of works in progress. In this way the understanding gained here will be continually broadened and deepened by experience.


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