A basic introduction to building which covers three main areas - the function and performance of buildings, building in terms of the processes required and building in terms of one typical construction method. The book is aimed at students of building, architecture and interior design.
This book provides a basic introduction to building. It is divided into three main parts: an analysis of building in terms of what it is expected to do - its functional and performance requirements; an analysis of a building in terms of the processes required, the building team which implements them, and the methods used for communicating information; an analysis of a building in terms of one typical construction method. Although addressed primarily at students of building, architecture and interior design, this volume is for all those studying the many and varied processes which are involved during the creation of a building.
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Part 1: the requirements of a building; appearance; durability; dimensional stability; strength and stability; weather exclusion; sound control; thermal comfort; fire protection; lighting and ventilating; sanitation; security; cost. Part 2: building processes; the building team; communication. Part 3 Construction method: building team and communications; site consideration; initial site works; foundation construction; ground floor construction; external wall construction; internal wall construction; intermediate floor construction; roof construction; services; finishes. Appendices: CI/SfB classification; working drawings and schedules; examples of standard forms available to be used for contract administration.
Introduction to Building by Derek Osbourn
Mitchell's building series
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