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Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this popular undergraduate textbook offers comprehensive coverage of industrial and commercial building technology. It builds on material in the first volume in the series Construction Technology 1: House Construction but it is also valuable as a standalone text. The most student-friendly textbook in the area, it uses a wealth of features to reinforce understanding and test knowledge, including case studies and comparative studies. Case studies include photographs and commentary on specific aspects of the technology of framed buildings, while comparative studies allow the reader to make a critical evaluation, comparing and contrasting design details and solutions.

This textbook is aimed at undergraduates in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Building Surveying, and HNC/D students in the same areas. It is also ideal for associated Built Environment courses e.g. Land Management, Civil Engineering, where the basic technologies need to be understood.

Table of Contents

Preparing to build

Frontmatter

1. Functions and requirements of industrial and commercial buildings

Abstract
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Appreciate the main physical functions of buildings Describe the factors that must be considered in creating an acceptable living and working environment Discuss links between these factors and the design of modern commercial and industrial high-rise and long-span buildings Recognise the sources and nature of loadings applied to building elements and the ways in which they affect those elements Appreciate the influence of the choice of materials and the selection of design features on building performance
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

2. The building process

Abstract
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Demonstrate a knowledge of how methods of building for industrial and commercial forms have evolved Understand the term system building and be able to demonstrate an understanding of open and closed building systems Be able to outline the sequence of construction works required for given scenarios Understand to what extent expenditure on building work occurs Appreciate the costs required to manage buildings after completion and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of how life cycle costs are achieved
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

3. Preparing to build

Abstract
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Understand the reasons why site investigation is important Describe the processes involved in site investigation Appreciate the various elements of statutory control that affect the building process Recognise the health and safety issues associated with design and construction Appreciate the nature of utility services and their relationship to buildings Understand the reasons for the need to control ground water during construction and the main methods of doing so Describe the various stages and processes of setting up a construction site
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

Building substructure

Frontmatter

4. Foundations

Abstract
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Demonstrate a knowledge of the various alternatives available for the foundations of industrial and commercial buildings Understand the relationship between foundations, ground conditions and the design of the building superstructure Outline the sequence of construction works required for given deep and shallow foundation forms Understand the implications of the existence of basements when considering foundation design.
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

5. Walls below ground and basement construction

Abstract
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Demonstrate a knowledge of the main methods adopted for the construction of walls below ground and the circumstances in which each might be adopted Understand the alternative approaches to the construction of deep basements and shallow basements Be able to outline the sequence of construction works required for given scenarios Understand the implications of the need to exclude moisture from basements and the various ways in which this can be achieved Appreciate the interaction between basement structures and building superstructures.
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

6. Ground floors

Abstract
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Demonstrate a knowledge of how methods of building for industrial and commercial forms have evolved Understand the term system building and be able to demonstrate an understanding of open and closed building systems Outline the sequence of construction works required for given scenarios Understand to what extent expenditure on building work occurs Appreciate the costs required to manage buildings after completion and be able to demonstrate a knowledge of how life cycle costs are achieved.
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

Building superstructure

Frontmatter

7. High-rise buildings

Abstract
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Appreciate the functional performance characteristics of frames for multi-storey buildings Relate functional requirements to the design alternatives for frames suitable for the construction of high-rise buildings Appreciate the details required to ensure functional stability Be able to appreciate the reasons why particular frame types are chosen in given situations.
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

8. Long-span frames

Abstract
After studying this chapter you should be able to: Appreciate the functional performance characteristics of frames for multi-storey buildings Relate functional requirements to the design alternatives for frames suitable for the construction of high-rise buildings Appreciate the details required to ensure functional stability Appreciate which type of frame is most suitable for use in given scenarios
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

9. Fire engineering design

Abstract
After studying this chapter you will be able to: Determine the need for fire protection in high-rise and large-span buildings Identify the main methods used for fire protection Appreciate the different materials and systems that are used to protect structural elements Relate these systems to given building scenarios
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

10. External walls and claddings for multistorey and large-span commercial buildings

Abstract
After studying this section you should be able to: Appreciate the functional performance characteristics required of external walls for high-rise and large-span buildings Relate functional requirements to design alternatives for external walls Understand the reasons why materials are chosen for cladding, and which materials are best suited for particular cladding forms Understand the relationship between changing thermal insulation requirements for walls and the evolution of wall design Appreciate the different aesthetic qualities that different cladding systems can achieve
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

11. Upper floors and internal access

Abstract
After studying this section you should be able to: Appreciate the functional requirements for upper floors in multi-storey buildings Outline the various components of upper floors Determine the suitability of particular types of floor construction in given building scenarios Appreciate the form and function of stairs in multi-storey commercial buildings Determine the most efficient method of achieving internal access in multi-storey buildings
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

12. Roof construction

Abstract
After studying this section you should be able to: Describe the functional performance to be provided by roofs to industrial and commercial buildings Appreciate that when dealing with roofs we tend to divide the constructional detailing into roof structure and roof covering Understand the different basic methods of forming pitched and flat roof structures Describe the different forms of roof covering available for pitched and flat roofs Appreciate the various methods used for the collection of rainwater from pitched and flat roofs
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

13. Internal division of space and integration of services

Abstract
After studying this section you should be able to: The importance of building services The nature of services installations from the perspective of the builder The need for and methods of services integration The methods used for housing services in buildings, both structural and non-structural The methods used for dividing space in buildings The performance requirements and different forms of suspended ceilings, raised access floors and partitions
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave

Sustainable building services

Frontmatter

14. Sustainable engineering systems

Abstract
After studying this section you should be able to: Understand why building services are vital in ensuring the comfort of building occupiers Appreciate the contribution that building services can make to the overall ‘sustainability’ of a building Understand the basics of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and public health engineering systems in commercial buildings
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave, Laurie Brady, Derek King
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