R. Chudley & R. Greeno
Butterworth-Heinemann | 2006 | PDF | 736 pages | 36 Mb

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Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all students and professionals. It is full of detailed drawings that clearly illustrate the construction of building elements. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both traditional procedures and modern developments, are also included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction.

The new edition has been reviewed and updated and includes additional material on energy
conservation, sustainable construction, environmental and green building issues. Further details of fire protection to elements of construction are provided.

Building Construction Handbook is an essential text for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through Higher National Certificate and Diploma to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practice reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

Author Information

By Roy Chudley, Former Senior Lecturer in Building Technology at the Guildford College of Technology, Surrey, and author of many highly respected construction books.; and Roger Greeno, BA(Hons.), FCIOB, FIPHE, FRSA, Formerly Portsmouth University and Guildford College, U.K.


Part One General
Part Two Site Works
Part Three Builders Plant
Part Four Substructure
Part Five Superstructure
Part Six Internal Construction and Finishes
Part Seven Domestic Services


'Book of the Year...the ideal handy reference for the site office.'
Professional Builder

'The student who memorises the Building Construction Handbook will be well informed indeed.' New Civil Engineer/New Builder

'Pages of clear diagrams and brief text packed full of top tips and typical details.'
Building Design

'Covers all the important aspects of construction technology while also detailing important elements of structural design.'
RIBA Journal

'This book summarises concisely...all elements of the building process...This illustrative approach to construction provides a comprehensive analysis through explicit drawings and text to benefit all members of the construction industry. It is an essential resource for the professional library and resource office.'

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