Barry

Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings

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English
728 Pages

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The five volume series, Barry's Construction of Buildings, has been established as a standard text on building technology for many years. However, a substantial update has long been required, and while doing this the opportunity has been taken to reduce five volumes to two in a more user-friendly format.


The introductory volume covers domestic construction and brings together material from volumes 1, 2 and part of 5. The extensive revision includes modern concepts on site assembly, environmental issues and safety, and features further reading.

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Published 05 February 2009
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EAN13 9781405146791
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Language English

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Contents
Preface Acknowledgements
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2
3
4
Introduction
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4
The function and performance of buildings General principles of construction Regulations and approvals Making choices and sources of information Further reading
Site Analysis and Setup
2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6
Function of the site analysis The desktop study Site reconnaissance Soil investigations The performance appraisal Site setup and security Further reading
Groundwork and Foundations
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5
Functional requirements Bedrock and soil types Ground movement Foundation construction Site preparation and drainage
Floors 4.1 Functional requirements 4.2 Ground supported concrete slab 4.3 Suspended concrete floor slabs 4.4 Suspended timber ground floors 4.5 Resistance to the passage of heat 4.6 Reinforced concrete upper floors 4.7 Timber upper floors
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Walls 5.1 Functional requirements 5.2 Dampproof courses (dpcs) 5.3 Stone 5.4 Stone masonry walls 5.5 Bricks and brickwork 5.6 Bonding bricks 5.7 Blocks and blockwork 5.8 Mortar 5.9 Loadbearing brick and block walls 5.10 Solid wall construction 5.11 Cavity wall construction 5.12 Timber 5.13 Timber framed walls 5.14 Steel frame wall construction 5.15 Internal and party walls
Roofs 6.1 Functional requirements 6.2 Pitched roofs 6.3 Pitched roof coverings 6.4 Sheet metal covering to low pitch roofs 6.5 Thermal insulation to pitched roofs 6.6 Flat roofs 6.7 Timber flat roof construction 6.8 Concrete flat roofs 6.9 Thermal insulation to flat roofs 6.10 Parapet walls
Windows 7.1 Functional requirements 7.2 Window types 7.3 Window frames 7.4 Glass and glazing 7.5 Hardware 7.6 Window cills 7.7 Roof lights
Doors 8.1 Functional requirements 8.2 Door types
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8.3 8.4
Door frames and linings Hardware
Stairs and Ramps
9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8
Functional requirements Materials, terms and definitiions Types of stair Timber staircases Stone stairs Reinforced concrete stairs Structural glass stairs Ramps
Surface Finishes
10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5
Functional requirements Floor finishes Wall and ceiling finishes Skirtings and architraves External rendering
Solid Fuel, Gas and Electrical Services Provision
11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6
Functional requirements Energy sources Solid fuel burning appliances Domestic gas installations Domestic electrical supply and installations Artificial lighting Further reading
Water Supply, Sanitation and Refuse Disposal
12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6
Water supply and distribution Sanitary appliances Foul drainage Roof drainage Surface water drainage Refuse storage and recycling
Appendix A: Appendix B:
Index
Web Sites Additional References
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