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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Construction Technology 3

The Technology of Refurbishment and Maintenance

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230290143
Publication Date April 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than just providing a simple source of information, this text focuses on the environmental impact of refurbishment rather than new build.

Key features:

• Student-centred learning style
• Illustrated case studies and review tasks
• Focus on the importance of sustainability in refurbishment and building use
• Updated to reflects current issues such as flood damage
• Covers refurbishment in both housing and large-span multi-storey commercial and industrial buildings
• Easy-to-follow page layout, with a wealth of figures and photos

A companion website featuring extra photographs and other additional material can be found at:
www.palgrave.com/science/engineering/riley3

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.

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.

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