Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings

Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings

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This new edition of Barrya€™s Introduction to Construction of Buildings adds considerable new material but remains based on the original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional/performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. Of particular note in this new edition are a fully integrated approach to environmental issues and construction sustainability. The rest of the material has been updated as required, with particular attention paid to the illustrations. With over 150 new photographs and many revised figures, plus a supporting website at, students learning the fundamentals of building and construction on undergraduate and other NQF level 5 - 6 courses will find this the ideal introduction to the subject.The functional requirements of a floor are: Strength and stability a‘ Resistance to weather and ground moisture a‘ Durability and freedom from maintenance a‘ Fire ... Precast concrete block and beam flooring offers an economical and quick alternative to timber floors. For larger imposed loads and wider spans a reinforced concrete floor is used, both for strength in support and also for resistance to fire.

Title:Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings
Author:Stephen Emmitt, Christopher A. Gorse
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-02-05


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