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Book Description

The updated edition of the authoritative and comprehensive guide to construction practice

The revised fourth edition of Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings expands on the resource that has become a standard text on the construction of buildings. The fourth edition covers the construction of larger-scale buildings (primarily residential, commercial and industrial) constructed with load bearing frames in timber, concrete and steel; supported by chapters on offsite construction, piling, envelopes to framed buildings, fit-out and second fix, lifts and escalators, building pathology, upgrading and demolition. 

The author covers the functional and performance requirements of the main building elements as well as building efficiency and information on meeting the challenges of limiting the environmental impact of buildings. Each chapter includes new “at a glance” summaries that introduce the basic material giving a good understanding of the main points quickly and easily. The text is fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technology. This important resource:

  • Covers design, technology, offsite construction, site assembly and environmental issues of larger-scale buildings including primarily residential, commercial and industrial buildings constructed with load bearing frames
  • Highlights the concept of building efficiency, with better integration of the topics throughout the text
  • Offers new “at a glance” summaries at the beginning of each chapter
  • Is a companion to Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, fourth edition

Written for undergraduate students and those working towards similar NQF level 5 and 6 qualifications in building and construction, Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings is a practical and highly illustrated guide to construction practice. It covers the materials and technologies involved in constructing larger scale buildings.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Preface
  3. 1 Introduction
    1. 1.1 The function and performance of buildings
    2. 1.2 New methods and products
    3. 1.3 Product selection and specification
  4. Chapter 2 AT A GLANCE
  5. 2 Offsite Construction
    1. 2.1 Functional requirements
    2. 2.2 Preassembly
    3. 2.3 Modular building services
    4. 2.4 Prefabricated housing
    5. 2.5 The design and production process
    6. 2.6 Joints and joining
    7. 2.7 Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  6. Chapter 3 AT A GLANCE
  7. 3 Pile Foundations, Substructures and Basements
    1. 3.1 Pile foundations
    2. 3.2 Ground stabilisation
    3. 3.3 Substructures and basements
  8. Chapter 4 AT A GLANCE
  9. 4 Single‐Storey Frames, Shells and Lightweight Coverings
    1. 4.1 Lattice truss, beam, portal frame and flat roof structures
    2. 4.2 Roof and wall cladding, and decking
    3. 4.3 Rooflights
    4. 4.4 Diaphragm, fin wall and tilt‐up construction
    5. 4.5 Shell structures
  10. Chapter 5 AT A GLANCE
  11. 5 Structural Timber Frames
    1. 5.1 Functional requirements
    2. 5.2 Timber
    3. 5.3 Modified and engineered timber products
    4. 5.4 Timber framed walls
    5. 5.5 High‐rise structural timber frames
  12. Chapter 6 AT A GLANCE
  13. 6 Structural Steel Frames
    1. 6.1 Functional requirements
    2. 6.2 Methods of design
    3. 6.3 Steel sections
    4. 6.4 Structural steel frames
    5. 6.5 Welding
    6. 6.6 Fire protection of structural steelwork
    7. 6.7 Floor construction for structural steel frames
  14. Chapter 7 AT A GLANCE
  15. 7 Structural Concrete Frames
    1. 7.1 Concrete
    2. 7.2 Concrete mixes
    3. 7.3 Reinforcement
    4. 7.4 Formwork and falsework
    5. 7.5 Prestressed concrete
    6. 7.6 Lightweight concrete
    7. 7.7 Concrete structural frames
    8. 7.8 Precast reinforced concrete frames
    9. 7.9 Lift slab construction
  16. Chapter 8 AT A GLANCE
  17. 8 Envelopes to Framed Buildings
    1. 8.1 Terms and definitions
    2. 8.2 Functional requirements
    3. 8.3 Infill wall framing to a structural grid
    4. 8.4 Cavity walling
    5. 8.5 Facings applied to solid and cavity wall backings
    6. 8.6 Cladding panels
    7. 8.7 Sheet metal wall cladding
    8. 8.8 Glazed wall systems
    9. 8.9 Double skin façades
  18. Chapter 9 AT A GLANCE
  19. 9 Lifts and Escalators
    1. 9.1 Functional requirements
    2. 9.2 Lifts (elevators)
    3. 9.3 Escalators and moving walkways
  20. Chapter 10 AT A GLANCE
  21. 10 Fit Out and Second Fix
    1. 10.1 Commercial fit out
    2. 10.2 Raised floors
    3. 10.3 Suspended ceilings
    4. 10.4 Internal partition walls
  22. Chapter 11 AT A GLANCE
  23. 11 Existing Buildings: Pathology, Upgrading and Demolition
    1. 11.1 The pathology of buildings
    2. 11.2 Decay and defects
    3. 11.3 Conservation of buildings
    4. 11.4 Retrofitting
    5. 11.5 Façade retention methods
    6. 11.6 Demolition, disassembly and recycling
    7. 11.7 Reuse and recycled materials
  24. Index
  25. End User License Agreement
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