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Carpentry and Joinery: Work Activities

by Chris Tooke

This highly illustrated textbook is written to meet the needs of candidates studying for the NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Carpentry and Joinery, and other courses at this level. Each chapter covers a specific activity...


Construction Cost Management: Learning from Case Studies

by Keith Potts & Nii Ankrah

In this updated and expanded second edition, Keith Potts and Nii Ankrah examine key issues in construction cost management across the building and civil engineering sectors, both in the UK and overseas. Best...


Be Your Own House Contractor: Save 25% without Lifting a Hammer

by Carl Heldmann

While building a home is not a simple task, expert Carl Heldmann shows that it is not as complicated as one might believe. With his sound advice, readers can act as their own house contractor and save a quarter...


Engineering Rock Mass Classification: Tunnelling, Foundations and Landslides

by R K Goel & Bhawani Singh

Rock mass classification methods are commonly used at the preliminary design stages of a construction project when there is very little information. It forms the bases for design and estimation of the required...


Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional

by Wayne J. DelPico

How to succeed in the construction business—step-by-step guidelines for estimating

To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know how to generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and material...


Estimating Building Costs for the Residential and Light Commercial Construction Professional

Pfi and Construction Contracts

by David Hickman

Examines contracts in the construction industry in relation to the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), such as what distinguishes construction in a PFI environment from a traditional contract. The author analyses...


Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction

by Phil Hughes & Ed Ferrett

This NEBOSH-endorsed textbook is matched to the latest syllabus of the National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health.

Within the construction industry the need for specialist health and safety training...


Illustrated Dictionary of Building

by Peter Brett

An Illustrated Dictionary of Building is ideal for practitioners and students on GNVQ, NVQ Construction and The Built Environment and Building Craft Operative courses. The guide is also useful reference for...


Constructive Communication

by Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis is a consultant in communications and the successful author of 'Communication for Engineers'. In each chapter he highlights key points and situations, and provides exercises to consolidate what...


Risk Management in Projects

by Martin Loosemore, John Raftery & Charles Reilly

Project managers in construction and civil engineering need to base their decisions on realistic information about risk and public perceptions of risk. This second edition of the original practical and straightforward...


Trenchless Technology Pipeline and Utility Design Construction&Renewal (EBOOK): Pipeline and Utility Design, Construction, and Renewal

by Mohammad Najafi

Trenchless technology allows for the installation or renewal of underground utility systems with minimum disruption of the surface. As water and wastewater systems age or must be redesigned in order to comply...


Bda Guide to Successful Brickwork

by The Brick Brick Development Association

The BDA Guide to Successful Brickwork is the definitive practical guide to obtaining successful results in brickwork construction. Written by a team of experts from the Brick Development Association, the representative...


Carpentry and Joinery 1

by Brian Porter

The third edition of Carpentry and Joinery 1 is the first in a series of three books which together provide an authoritative but thoroughly practical guide to carpentry and joinery for students following City...


Construction Business Management

by Nick B. B. Ganaway

Only 43 per cent of U.S. construction firms remain in business after four years. Why? Inadequate management, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. This is surprising because most construction...


Partnering in the Construction Industry

by John Bennett & Sarah Peace

Partnering is the most effective way of tackling construction projects. This book explains how clients and construction firms using partnering can achieve ever higher levels of efficiency and certainty to provide...


Roadwork: Theory and Practice

by Peter Kendrick, Steve Beresford & Paul McCormick

Roadwork Theory and Practice gives the essential information needed by every road worker, highway technician, incorporated, graduate or chartered engineer, not only by explaining the theory of road construction...


Construction Hazardous Materials Compliance Guide: Mold Detection, Abatement and Inspection Procedures

by R. Dodge Woodson

While it would appear that contractors are not affected by the liabilities of the work of others, it is important that they understand the documentation that establishes culpability and the terms of restitution....


Brickwork Level 1

by Malcolm Thorpe

As part of their everyday work bricklayers must be able to interpret technical documents, understand the properties of various mortars/building materials, and understand the basics of health and safety on site....


Manual of First and Second Fixing Carpentry

by Les Goring

Beginning with the fundamentals of carpentry work within a domestic construction setting, this book goes on to cover a wide range of first-fixing operations prior to plastering and second-fixing operations after...