Building Construction Handbook By R. Chudley and R. Greeno, Sixth Edition

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GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS—————
Preface vii
Part One General
Built environment 2
The structure 5
Primary and secondary elements 12
Component parts and functions 15
Construction activities 18
Construction documents 19
Construction drawings 20
Building surveys 27
Method statement and programming 31
Weights and densities of building materials 33
Drawings – notations 35
Planning application 39
Modular coordination 44
Construction regulations 46
CDM regulations 47
Safety signs and symbols 48
Building Regulations 50
British Standards 56
European Standards 57
CPI System of Coding 59
CI/SfB system of coding 60

Part Two- Site Works

Site survey 63
Site investigations 64
Soil investigation 66
Soil assessment and testing 73
Site layout considerations 80
Site security 83
Site lighting and electrical supply 86
Site office accommodation 90
Materials storage 93
Materials testing 98
Protection orders for trees and structures 105
Locating public utility services 106
Setting out 107
Levels and angles 111
Road construction 114
Tubular scaffolding and scaffolding systems 122
Shoring systems 134

Part Three-Builders Plant

General considerations 144
Bulldozers 147
Scrapers 148
Graders 149
Tracto shovel 150
Excavator 151
Transport vehicle 156
Hoists 159
Rubble chutes and skips 161
Cranes 162
Concreting plant 174

Part Four Substructure

Foundations – function, materials and sizing 183
Foundation beds 192
Short bored pile foundations 198
Foundation types and selection 200
Piled foundations 205
Retaining walls 223
Basement construction 242
Waterproofing basements 245
Excavations 251
Concrete production 257
Cofferdams 263
Caissons 265
Underpinning 267
Ground water control 278
Soil stabilisation and improvement 286
Reclamation of waste land 291
Contaminated sub-soil treatment 292

Part Five Superstructure

Choice of materials 296
Brick and block walls 297
Damp-proof courses and membranes 317
Gas resistant membranes 324
Calculated brickwork 326
Mortars 329
Arches and openings 332
Contents
Windows, glass and glazing 339
Domestic and industrial doors 361
Crosswall construction 370
Timber frame construction 372
Steel frame construction 374
Reinforced concrete framed structures 386
Reinforcement types 390
Formwork 393
Precast concrete frames 398
Structural steelwork 409
Portal frames 422
Composite timber beams 430
Multi-storey structures 432
Roofs – basic forms 434
Pitched and flat roofs 438
Plain tiling 445
Single lap tiling 451
Slating 453
Dormer windows 462
Dry and wet rot 471
Long span roofs 479
Shell roof construction 485
Rooflights 494
Cladding to external walls 498
Panel walls 501
Rainscreen cladding 505
Structural glazing 507
Curtain walling 508
Concrete claddings 512
Thermal insulation 517
Thermal bridging 536
Access for the disabled 540

Part Six-Internal Construction and Finishes

Internal elements 545
Internal walls 546
Construction joints 551
Partitions 552
Plasters and plastering 557
Dry lining techniques 559
Wall tiling 563
Domestic floors and finishes 565
Large cast insitu ground floors 571
Concrete floor screeds 573
Timber suspended floors 575
Lateral restraint 578
Contents
Timber beam design 581
Reinforced concrete suspended floors 583
Precast concrete floors 588
Raised access floors 591
Sound insulation 592
Timber, concrete and metal stairs 597
Internal doors 620
Doorsets 623
Fire resisting doors 624
Plasterboard ceilings 629
Suspended ceilings 630
Paints and painting 634
Joinery production 638
Composite boarding 643
Plastics in building 645

Part Seven Domestic Services

Drainage effluents 648
Subsoil drainage 649
Surface water removal 651
Road drainage 654
Rainwater installations 658
Drainage systems 660
Drainage pipe sizes and gradients 668
Water supply 669
Cold water installations 671
Hot water installations 673
Flow controls 676
Cisterns and cylinders 677
Pipework joints 679
Sanitary fittings 680
Single and ventilated stack systems 683
Domestic hot water heating systems 686
Electrical supply and installation 690
Gas supply and gas fires 699
Services–fire stops and seals 703
Open fireplaces and flues 704
Telephone installations 713
Electronic communications installations 714

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150
Excavators 151
Transport vehicles 156
Hoists 159
Rubble chutes and skips 161
Cranes 162
Concreting plant 174

Part Four Substructure

Foundations – function, materials and sizing 183
Foundation beds 192
Short bored pile foundations 198
Foundation types and selection 200
Piled foundations 205
Retaining walls 223
Basement construction 242
Waterproofing basements 245
Excavations 251
Concrete production 257
Cofferdams 263
Caissons 265
Underpinning 267
Ground water control 278
Soil stabilisation and improvement 286
Reclamation of waste land 291
Contaminated sub-soil treatment 292

Part Five Superstructure

Choice of materials 296
Brick and block walls 297
Damp-proof courses and membranes 317
Gas resistant membranes 324
Calculated brickwork 326
Mortars 329
Arches and openings 332
Contents
Windows, glass and glazing 339
Domestic and industrial doors 361
Crosswall construction 370
Timber frame construction 372
Steel frame construction 374
Reinforced concrete framed structures 386
Reinforcement types 390
Formwork 393
Precast concrete frames 398
Structural steelwork 409
Portal frames 422
Composite timber beams 430
Multi-storey structures 432
Roofs – basic forms 434
Pitched and flat roofs 438
Plain tiling 445
Single lap tiling 451
Slating 453
Dormer windows 462
Dry and wet rot 471
Long span roofs 479
Shell roof construction 485
Rooflights 494
Cladding to external walls 498
Panel walls 501
Rainscreen cladding 505
Structural glazing 507
Curtain walling 508
Concrete claddings 512
Thermal insulation 517
Thermal bridging 536
Access for the disabled 540

Part Six-Internal Construction and Finishes

Internal elements 545
Internal walls 546
Construction joints 551
Partitions 552
Plasters and plastering 557
Dry lining techniques 559
Wall tiling 563
Domestic floors and finishes 565
Large cast insitu ground floors 571
Concrete floor screeds 573
Timber suspended floors 575
Lateral restraint 578
Contents
Timber beam design 581
Reinforced concrete suspended floors 583
Precast concrete floors 588
Raised access floors 591
Sound insulation 592
Timber, concrete and metal stairs 597
Internal doors 620
Doorsets 623
Fire resisting doors 624
Plasterboard ceilings 629
Suspended ceilings 630
Paints and painting 634
Joinery production 638
Composite boarding 643
Plastics in building 645

Part Seven Domestic Services

Drainage effluents 648
Subsoil drainage 649
Surface water removal 651
Road drainage 654
Rainwater installations 658
Drainage systems 660
Drainage pipe sizes and gradients 668
Water supply 669
Cold water installations 671
Hot water installations 673
Flow controls 676
Cisterns and cylinders 677
Pipework joints 679
Sanitary fittings 680
Single and ventilated stack systems 683
Domestic hot water heating systems 686
Electrical supply and installation 690
Gas supply and gas fires 699
Services–fire stops and seals 703
Open fireplaces and flues 704
Telephone installations 713
Electronic communications installations 714

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