Building Construction Handbook

Building Construction Handbook

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

This latest edition continues to represent progressive changes in building practice
and procedures. Examples from previous editions are retained, with due regard for
existing building stock, traditional construction techniques and the subsequent
maintenance and repair of these older structures.
New sections include condition surveys and remedial treatment to defective
buildings. Current legislative influences receive detailed attention, with specific
references to building regulations and health and welfare mandates. The influence
of environmental directives for energy conservation and the reduction of
atmospheric pollutants from modern buildings is also represented in practice
details and design.
In keeping with earlier editions, the prominence of comprehensive illustrations
and supplementary text is complemented with information sources and further


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