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  1. Materials for Architects and Builders, Fifth Edition

    Materials for Architects and Builders, 5th Edition

    Below please find our interview with Arthur Lyons, author of Materials for Architects and Builders, 5th Edition
     

  2. Construction Cost Management: Learning from Case Studies, 2nd Edition

    In this updated and expanded second edition, Keith Potts and Nii Ankrah examine key issues in construction cost management across the building and civil engineering sectors, both in the UK and overseas. Best practice from pre-contract to post-contract phases of the project life-cycle are illustrated using major projects such as Heathrow Terminal 5, Crossrail and the London 2012 Olympics as case studies. Read more...

  3. Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings

    In order to deliver sustainable buildings, a new perspective is needed amongst building and services engineering designers, from the outset of the conceptual design stage and throughout the whole design process. In this book, students and practitioners alike will find the ideal introduction to this new approach. Read more...

    To take a look inside the book, click here.

  4. Understanding Building Failures, 4th Edition

    This classic textbook provides a solid introduction to the study of defects in buildings and, subsequently, to good practice in surveying, conservation and repair. With new material on the latest technologies and procedures, and updated lists of further reading for the UK and USA, this remains an excellent companion for practitioners and students alike.. Read more...

    To take a look inside the book, click here.

  5. Building Services Handbook 7th Edition (April 2013)

    This seventh edition of Hall and Greeno's leading textbook, Building Services Handbook has been reviewed and updated in relation to the latest building and water regulations, new technology, and new legislation, and even more design calculations have been added. In addition, topics such as: alternative sources of natural energy, solar, ground source, heat pumps, renewable energy sources, geothermal methods, and wind power, are now covered.

    For more information about the book click here Building Services Handbook

  6. Construction of Houses 5th edition

    The fifth edition of Construction of Houses is aimed specifically at those students and practitioners who require a broad understanding of building construction as part of a wider sphere of professional activity. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of modern construction and services.

    For more information about the book or to order your complementary exam copy click here

  7. Fundamental Building Technology 2nd Edition ( January 2013)

    'The second edition of this excellent text builds on the detail of the original – each chapter contains clear and concise information on all parts of the construction process from site investigations to finishes using high quality diagrams to support the text. Each chapter also contains self-assessment questions which help the student gauge their understanding of the main concepts – I would recommend this book not only to academics but to new vocational practitioners as an essential read. Brilliant.' 

    Ian Butt, Programme Leader HNC/D Construction and the Built Environment, City of Bath College

    To order a copy of the book click here

  8. Construction Economics, 3rd Edition (December 2012)

    Construction Economics provides students with the principles and concepts underlying the relationship between economic theory and the construction industry. The New Approach adopts an argument that economics is central to government initiatives concerning sustainable construction. This edition has been revised to explain the effects of the current economic crisis on the construction industry. In addition, sections relating to less developed countries, the economics of sustainable development and theories relating to a firm's bid strategy have all been rewritten.

    For more information about about the book or to order your copy click here

  9. Building Construction Handbook 9th Edition (October 2012)

    Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all construction 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.

  10. 5 minutes with Eric Shapiro and David Mackmin (November 2012)

    Chartered surveyors, and authors of our new Property title, Modern Methods of Valuation (11th Edition), Eric Shapiro and David Mackmin, have taken 5 minutes out of their busy schedules to talk about the books success, challenges of their careers, and some advice for students currently studying real estate.

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