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Building Quantities Explained

Author : Ivor H. Seeley
ISBN : 9781349193431
Genre : Building
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This popular and well-established book has been rewritten to conform to the seventh edition of the Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works (SMM7) The author explains in detail the practical measurement of building works, using some twenty-five worked examples covering all the main building components, supplemented by extensive explanatory notes that clarify the basic principles and show how they are best interpreted and applied. As in previous editions, a chief aim has been to emphasise the usefulness of the book as a practical student guide to the measurement of relatively simple building work.
Category: Building

Building Quantities Explained

Author : Ivor H. Seeley
ISBN : 9781349146536
Genre : Building
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A long established text that aims to meet the needs of students studying building measurement in the early years of quantity surveying and building degree courses. It contains a careful selection of 28 worked examples embracing all the principal building elements and including alternative constructional methods to illustrate a range of approaches.
Category: Building

Seeley And Winfield S Building Quantities Explained

Author : Ivor H. Seeley
ISBN : 0230580149
Genre : Building
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This text aims to meet the needs of students studying building measurement in the early years of quantity surveying and building degree courses. 27 worked examples embracing all the principal building elements are included.
Category: Building

Design Build Explained

Author : David E. L. Janssens
ISBN : 9781349216017
Genre : Architecture
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Looks at examples of the design-build contract in operation to demonstrate its usage and format. The BBC Headquarters is one example where the contract prevented cost escalation, delay and loss and expense by the contractor without any detriment to the architectural freedom of design.
Category: Architecture

Cost Management Of Construction Projects

Author : Donald Towey
ISBN : 9781118473801
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The cost manager/quantity surveyor plays a pivotal role in the financial and contract management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the service they provide depends on the project employer’s terms of engagement. This can mean acting as consultant in a range of roles including cost and advisory services for budget setting to initiate a project, cost management through the design and construction phases, contract administration and acting as the client side project manager to oversee the entire building process. Cost Management of Construction Projects focusses on the cost manager/quantity surveyor engaged by the project client, and discusses key elements that help drive project success including measurement (based on the New Rules of Measurement published by RICS), procurement, cost planning, contract administration and project cost management. With examples, it provides a thorough guide to the role in the workplace and in the field, directly addressing the day to day situations faced by the cost manager/quantity surveyor. Donald Towey MRICS has extensive experience of the construction industry. His experience began as an estimator with a glass/glazing contractor in Manchester. Following a number of positions with UK contractors he relocated to Australia and has worked with a number of developers and main contractors, as well as doing freelance work. He is currently working in contracts management in Sydney.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Building Measurement

Author : Andrew D. Packer
ISBN : 9781317561507
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Measurement of buildings is the core skill of the quantity surveyor. It underpins the procurement, management, delivery and subsequent commissioning of a completed building, and must now be completed using New Rules of Measurement 2 (NRM 2). In this much-needed new measurement textbook, the measurement of the most common building elements is described using NRM2. Extensive worked examples including fully up to date hand-drawn diagrams and supporting take-off lists ensure that the reader develops a confidence in their ability to measure using NRM2 in practice. A practical step-by-step approach is used to explain and interpret the detail of the specific Work Sections of NRM2, covering a broad range of different trades, including mechanical and electrical systems; external works; groundwork; masonry; joinery; and internal finishes. Presuming no prior knowledge of measurement or NRM2, and fully up to date with current practice, including consideration of Building Information Modelling, this is the ideal text for students of measurement at HND or BSc level, as well as practitioners needing a crash course in how to apply NRM2.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Industrialized And Automated Building Systems

Author : Abraham Warszawski
ISBN : 9781135818876
Genre : Architecture
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Industrialized and Automated Building Systems presents a detailed and balanced evaluation of the benefits and drawbacks of industrialized building systems, and considers technological, managerial and economical aspects of industrialization, automation in the industrialized building process in production, construction and design, and information technologies in design, production and construction on site.
Category: Architecture

Building Maintenance Management

Author : Barrie Chanter
ISBN : 9780470691298
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This new edition of an informative and accessible book guides building surveyors and facilities managers through the key aspects of property maintenance and continues to be of value to both students and practitioners. With the increasing cost of new-build, effective maintenance of existing building stock is becoming ever more important and building maintenance work now represents nearly half of total construction output in the UK. Building Maintenance Management provides a comprehensive profile of the many aspects of property maintenance. This second edition has been updated throughout, with sections on outsourcing; maintenance planning; benchmarking and KPIs; and current trends in procurement routes (including partnering and the growth of PFI) integrated into the text. There is also a new chapter on the changing context within which maintenance is carried out, largely concerned with its relationship to facilities management. More coverage is given of maintenance organisations and there are major updates to relevant aspects of health and safety and to contract forms.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Taking Off Quantities Civil Engineering

Author : Bryan Spain
ISBN : 9780203475812
Genre : Architecture
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This book provides a thorough understanding of the general principles of measurement for taking off quantities. An essential guide to any quantity surveyor, architrect or engineer Taking off quantities: Civil Engineering demonstrates, through a series of detailed worked examples from a range of civil engineering projects, how the measurement techniques are actually used.
Category: Architecture

Civil Engineering Contract Administration And Control

Author : Ivor H. Seeley
ISBN : 9781349132751
Genre : Building
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The book begins by considering the general backcloth to civil engineering works and contracts, including funding, preliminary investigations and the preparation of engineer's reports. The form and purpose of the various contract documents are examined and the principal requirements of the ICE Conditions summarised and explained. The principal tendering arrangements are described and compared, together with the more commonly practised approaches to estimating the cost of civil engineering works. Site organisation and supervision are covered in sufficient depth to illustrate the means by which a civil engineering project can be effectively planned, managed and controlled, and having regard to such important aspects as productivity, plant usage and safety of operatives. The method of measuring and valuing civil engineering works is explored and this encompasses the use of daywork, issue of interim certificates, settlement of final accounts, valuation of variations and financial control of contracts. Finally, the book examines the background to contractors' claims and how they should be presented by the contractor and dealt with by the engineer.
Category: Building

Building And Construction Materials Testing And Quality Control 1e Lab Manual

Author : M L Gambhir; Neha Jamwal
ISBN : 9789383286843
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The manual covers the curriculum requirements of civil engineering and architecture students at both degree and diploma levels and is intended to develop in the reader the ability to conduct tests on building and construction materials systematically. The tests provided in the manual will also be a helpful guide to the field engineers for day-to-day reference and the contractors engaged in construction work.
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Ferry And Brandon S Cost Planning Of Buildings

Author : Richard Kirkham
ISBN : 9781118887585
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This new edition of the classic quantity surveying textbook retains its basic structure but has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in the industry, especially in procurement. Although over the last 20 years a number of new procurement methods have evolved and become adopted, the recession has seen many clients revert to established traditional methods of procurement so the fundamentals of cost planning still apply - and should not be ignored. The first edition of this leading textbook was published in 1964 and it continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the practice and procedures of cost planning in the procurement of buildings. This 9th edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect changes that have occurred in the UK construction industry in the past six years. Whilst retaining its core structure of the three-phase cost planning process originally developed by Ferry and Brandon, the text provides a thorough grounding in contemporary issues including procurement innovation, whole life cycle costing and modelling techniques. Designed to support the core cost planning studies covered by students reading for degrees in quantity surveying and construction management, it provides a platform for understanding the fundamental importance of effective cost planning practice. The principals of elemental cost planning are covered from both pre- and post- contract perspectives; the role of effective briefing and client/stakeholder engagement as best practice is also reinforced in this text. This new edition: Addresses The Soft Landings Framework (a new govt. initiative, especially for schools) to make buildings perform radically better and much more sustainably. Puts focus on actual performance in use at brief stage, during design and construction, and especially before and after handover. Covers recent changes in procurement, especially under the NEC and PFI Provides more on PPP and long-term maintenance issues Offers an improved companion website with tutorial worksheets for lecturers and Interactive spreadsheets for students, e.g. development appraisal models; lifecycle costing models
Category: Technology & Engineering

Communications In The Building Industry

Author : Gurth Higgin
ISBN : 9781136430688
Genre : Medical
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1965 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.
Category: Medical

Cost C16 Improving The Quality Of Existing Urban Building Envelopes

Author : M.T. Andeweg
ISBN : 9781607502388
Genre : Architecture
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Based on a support by COST, an intergovernmental European framework for international cooperation between nationally funded research activities, this work, which is within the COST Transport and Urban Development Domain, looks at improving the techniques for envelopes of buildings constructed in the last half of the 20th century in COST countries.
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Diabetes Explained

Author : A. Bloom
ISBN : 9789401162760
Genre : Medical
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"This book sets out to explain just what diabetes is and how it can be managed successfully. It is intended to help those who have developed diabetes and to interest others who want to understand the implications of this common disorder. Experience with the earlier editions has show the book to be of value not only to those with diabetes but also to nurses who have to look after diabetic patients."--Excerpt from preface to fourth edition.
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Mechanical And Electrical Equipment For Buildings

Author : Walter T. Grondzik
ISBN : 9781118867181
Genre : Architecture
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The definitive guide to environmental control systems, updated with emerging technology and trends The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code ISBN: 978111899616-4). The online Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as: Interactive Animations Interactive Self-tests Interactive Flashcards Case Studies Respondus Testbank (instructors only) Instructor’s Manual (over 200 pages) including additional resources (Instructors only) Roadmap to the 12th Edition (Instructors only) Student Guide to the Textbook Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, Twelfth Edition is the industry standard reference that comprehensively covers all aspects of building systems. With over 2,200 drawings and photographs, the book discusses basic theory, preliminary building design guidelines, and detailed design procedure for buildings of all sizes. The updated twelfth edition includes over 300 new illustrations, plus information on the latest design trends, codes, and technologies, while the companion website offers new interactive features including animations, additional case studies, quizzes, and more. Environmental control systems are the components of a building that keep occupants comfortable and help make the building work. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings covers both active controls, like air conditioners and heaters, as well as passive controls like daylighting and natural ventilation. Because these systems comprise the entire energy use and costs of a building's life, the book stresses the importance of sustainability considerations during the design process, by both architects and builders. Authored by two leading green design educators, MEEB provides the most current information on low-energy architecture, including topics like: Context, comfort, and environmental resources Indoor air quality and thermal control Illumination, acoustics, and electricity Fire protection, signal systems, and transportation Occupant comfort and building usability are the most critical factors in the success of a building design, and with environmental concerns mounting, it's becoming more and more important to approach projects from a sustainable perspective from the very beginning. As the definitive guide to environmental control systems for over 75 years, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings is a complete resource for students and professionals alike.
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Model Building In Economics

Author : Lawrence A. Boland
ISBN : 9781316061046
Genre : Business & Economics
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Concern about the role and the limits of modeling has heightened after repeated questions were raised regarding the dependability and suitability of the models that were used in the run-up to the 2008 financial crash. In this book, Lawrence Boland provides an overview of the practices of and the problems faced by model builders to explain the nature of models, the modeling process, and the possibility for and nature of their testing. In a reflective manner, the author raises serious questions about the assumptions and judgments that model builders make in constructing models. In making his case, he examines the traditional microeconomics-macroeconomics separation with regard to how theoretical models are built and used and how they interact, paying particular attention to the use of equilibrium concepts in macroeconomic models and game theory and to the challenges involved in building empirical models, testing models, and using models to test theoretical explanations.
Category: Business & Economics