Builder's Reference Book
By L. Black
Routledge – 1985 – 440 pages
A comphensive guide to information sources relevant to the building industry and legislation affecting it. It is designed for use as a tool either in the office or on site, giving facts in a compendium style to meet the most common requirements of the busy builder.
General office information. Measuring data and preliminaries. Basic estimating. The standard method of measurement of building works (SMM6-sixth edition). Structural data. The excavator. Builders' plant and machinery. The concretor. The mason. The bricklayer. The carpenter and joiner. Timber pests and preservation. The roofer. The drainlayer. The plumber. The heating engineer. Insulation. The electrician. The pavior and tiler. The plasterer. The painter. The glazier. Employers' and unions organisations. Government and public organisations. Research and testing organisations. Professional organisations. Trade organisations.