Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this textbook offers comprehensive coverage of the refurbishment and maintenance of existing buildings, with a focus on the environmental impact of refurbishment rather than new build in the context of sustainability. Uniquely, both housing and large-span, multi-storey commercial and industrial buildings are covered in detail within this one text. This volume builds on material introduced in Construction Technology 1: House Construction and Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, but is also valuable as a standalone text.
This textbook is aimed at undergraduates in Building Surveying, Construction Management, Architectural Technology, and Quantity Surveying, as well as HNQ programmes in building-related subjects; and Masters level students on conversion courses. It is also ideal for associated Built Environment courses e.g. Land Management, Civil Engineering, where the basic technologies need to be understood.
MIKE RILEY is Director andALISON COTGRAVEis Deputy Director of the School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Both have extensive experience of teaching Construction Technology at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
PART I: BUILDING REFURBISHMENT, MAINTENANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY.- The Context of Refurbishment.- The Context of Maintenance.- PART II: COMMON DEFECTS ENCOUNTERED DURING CONSTRUCTION.- Common Defects in Buildings.- PART III: THE TECHNOLOGY OF REFURBISHMENT.- Common Refurbishment Technologies.- PART IV: THE MANAGEMENT OF MAINTENANCE AND REFURBISHMENT WORK.- The Management of Refurbishment Work.- Demolition and Disposal.- Case Study.