Construction Technology covers the basic elements of substructure (site works, setting out and foundations) and superstructure (flooring and roofs, simple finishes, fittings and fixtures), as well as basic services such as water, gas electricity and drainage, and considers low-rise framed industrial and commercial buildings. The content forms a thorough study for all students of building, construction management, architecture, surveying and the many other related disciplines within the diverse construction profession.
Notwithstanding contemporary requirements, the book’s established construction principles are retained. These provide a useful reference to existing building stock, and, where appropriate, modifications are included to illustrate ongoing change. The content represents the basic elements of construction practice. The book is neither extensive nor prescriptive, as there is insufficient space in any book to include every possible means for constructing commercial and industrial buildings.
Construction Technology, the reader should gain an appreciation of the subject material to support progression through any technical, academic or professional qualification study programme that includes construction as core or supplementary modules.