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New and Key Textbooks in Building and Construction

Spon Press publish an unrivalled collection of books for building and construction courses and students - below are a few of the new and best selling textbooks on the list. Click here to browse through the latest catalog

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  1. Construction Contracts

    Questions and Answers, 2nd Edition

    By David Chappell

    Is there a difference between inspecting and supervizing? What does ‘time-barred’ mean? Is the contractor entitled to take possession of a section of the work even though it is the contractor's fault that possession is not practicable? Construction law can be a minefield. Professionals need answers...

    Published July 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Construction Materials

    Their Nature and Behaviour, Fourth Edition

    Edited by Peter Domone, John Illston

    So far in the twenty-first century, there have been many developments in our understanding of materials’ behaviour and in their technology and use. This new edition has been expanded to cover recent developments such as the use of glass as a structural material. It also now examines the...

    Published May 20th 2010 by CRC Press

  3. Responsible Corporate Strategy in Construction and Engineering

    "Doing the Right Thing?"

    By Martin Loosemore, Florence Phua

    The role that communities have to play in the evolution and implementation of an effective strategy is often overlooked, despite the fact that it is becoming increasingly important and complex. This book addresses how consulting and contracting firms in the construction and engineering industries...

    Published September 6th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Managing Interdisciplinary Projects

    A Primer for Architecture, Engineering and Construction

    By Stephen Emmitt

    Construction, architecture and engineering projects are complex undertakings, involving a temporary grouping of people and companies, with different agendas and experience, coming together to achieve a project goal. This book investigates the dynamics of the relationships between individuals...

    Published April 20th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Business Organisation for Construction

    By Chris March

    With a user-friendly style and a strong theoretical base, Business Organisation for Construction provides readers with the tools required to skillfully and successfully operate a business in today's construction industry. Arranged into three sections, Chris March explains: strategy and vision,...

    Published February 8th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Operations Management for Construction

    By Chris March

    Students studying construction management and related subjects need to have a broad understanding of the major aspects of controlling the building processes. Operations Management for Construction is one of three textbooks (Business Organisation, Operations Management and Finance Control) written...

    Published February 8th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Finance and Control for Construction

    By Chris March

    Drawing on a wealth of practical experience, both in the construction industry and teaching students, Chris March presents this study of construction management and the major aspects of controlling the building process. Covering the stages from the client's initiation, to the final handover of the...

    Published February 8th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Risk: An Introduction

    The Concepts of Risk, Danger and Chance

    By Ben Ale

    Investments, global warming and crossing the road – risk is a factor embedded in our everyday lives but do we really understand what it means, how it is quantified and how decisions are made? In six chapters Ben Ale explains the concepts, methods and procedures for risk analysis and in...

    Published April 6th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry

    Edited by Michael Murray, Andrew Dainty

    The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social...

    Published August 27th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Construction Contracts

    Law and Management, 4th Edition

    By Will Hughes, Ronan Champion, John Murdoch

    The fourth edition of this unparalleled text has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the legislation, administration and management of construction contracts. Introducing this topic at the core of construction law and management, this book provides...

    Published September 19th 2007 by Routledge

  11. Engineering Noise Control

    Theory and Practice, Fourth Edition

    By David A. Bies, Colin H. Hansen

    The practice of engineering noise control demands a solid understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics, the practical application of current noise control technology and the underlying theoretical concepts. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides a comprehensive explanation of...

    Published June 22nd 2009 by CRC Press