Environmental Science in Building

Author: Randall McMullan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230390358

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

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Environmental Science in Building covers the science, technology and services that relate to the comfort of humans and the environmental performance of buildings. This popular text is designed to be useful, at all levels, to students and practitioners of architecture, construction studies, building services, surveying, and environmental science. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and the contents reorganised to ensure optimum presentation and understanding of topics. Covering a range of topical areas including climate change, carbon and energy management, sustainability in construction, and sick and green buildings, this remains the key introductory text for understanding the principles and theories of the environmental science behind construction. Key features of the seventh edition are: • Clear and accessible text layout for ease of use • Minimum prior knowledge of science and mathematics assumed • Worked examples explained step-by-step • Fully updated dynamic illustrations and figures • Large resource sections of supporting information and references Visit the companion website for this book at www.palgrave.com/engineering/builtenvironment/mcmullan for investigative questions, supplementary exercises, useful weblinks and an online glossary.

Environmental Science in Building

Author: R. McMullan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 134919896X

Category: Civil engineering

Page: 273

View: 1965


A study of those services that contribute to the environment which exists in and around buildings. The main topics are heating, lighting and sound; and the supply of electricity and water to buildings. The text emphasizes an integrated approach to the study and design of environmental services.

Environmental Management in Construction

Author: Alan Griffith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349133957

Category: Building

Page: 230

View: 3624


Organisations of many kinds, perhaps none more so than those within the construction industry, are increasingly aware of the growing need to reduce the potentially harmful effects of their business upon the environment. Environmental management and environmental management systems are concepts that embrace those aspects of policy, strategy, procedure and practice that form an organisation's response to its environmental situation. This book provides a detailed guide to the concepts and practices involved in the field of construction.

British Book News

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering

Author: Christopher Gorse,David Johnston,Martin Pritchard,Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199534462

Category: Reference

Page: 497

View: 4332


The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 9,800 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formulae, and symbols, as well as entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.

Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings

Author: Richard Kirkham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118887581

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 9641


This new edition of the classic quantity surveyingtextbook retains its basic structure but has been thoroughlyupdated to reflect recent changes in the industry, especially inprocurement. Although over the last 20 years a number of new procurementmethods have evolved and become adopted, the recession has seenmany clients revert to established traditional methods ofprocurement so the fundamentals of cost planning still apply - andshould not be ignored. The first edition of this leading textbook was published in 1964and it continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to thepractice and procedures of cost planning in the procurement ofbuildings. This 9th edition has been thoroughly updated toreflect changes that have occurred in the UK construction industryin the past six years. Whilst retaining its core structure of thethree-phase cost planning process originally developed by Ferry andBrandon, the text provides a thorough grounding in contemporaryissues including procurement innovation, whole life cycle costingand modelling techniques. Designed to support the core cost planning studies covered bystudents reading for degrees in quantity surveying and constructionmanagement, it provides a platform for understanding thefundamental importance of effective cost planning practice. The principals of elemental cost planning are covered from bothpre- and post- contract perspectives; the role of effectivebriefing and client/stakeholder engagement as best practice is alsoreinforced in this text. This new edition: Addresses The Soft Landings Framework (a new govt. initiative,especially for schools) to make buildings perform radically betterand much more sustainably. Puts focus on actual performance in useat brief stage, during design and construction, and especiallybefore and after handover. Covers recent changes in procurement, especially under the NECand PFI Provides more on PPP and long-term maintenanceissues Offers an improved companion website with tutorial worksheetsfor lecturers and Interactive spreadsheets for students, e.g. developmentappraisal models; lifecycle costing models