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  1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 5 Books for Construction Students

  9. Construction Project Management 2nd Edition (August 2012)

    Combining the theories underpinning best practice in construction project management, with a wealth of practical examples, Construction Project Management is uniquely valuable for practitioners and clients as well as undergraduate and graduate students for construction project management.
     

  10. Electrical Wiring for Domestic Installers 14th Edition (March 2012)

    This book has for many years been the standard guide to the practical aspects of domestic electrical wiring. It explains how to carry out work safely and correctly in a step-by-step manner. Essential reading for anyone obtaining a Domestic Installer Scheme Qualification which relates to Part P of the Building Regulations, and a handy pocket guide to best practice for electrician.

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