Since the previous edition, reprint opportunities have permitted some amendments.
These have included new procedures, relative to legislative and practice changes.
This revised edition develops these further, with greater attention to information
and detail. It also incorporates more recent issues, especially aspects of the Building
Regulations that require buildings to be designed and constructed to higher energy-
efficient standards. The responsibilities on building designers and owners with
regard to human rights are considered in a new chapter outlining the facilities
required for the convenience of the less able using buildings other than dwellings.
Notwithstanding contemporary requirements, the book’s established
construction principles are retained. These provide a useful reference to existing
building stock, and, where appropriate, modifications are included to illustrate
Advanced Construction Technology is a development of the relatively elementary
construction detailed in the associated volume, Construction Technology. This
volume augments the associated volume with further topics relating to domestic
buildings and lightweight-framed structures, in addition to concentrating primarily
on complex and specialised forms of construction.
It is designed to supplement a student’s lecture notes, projects and research
assignments as well as to provide a valuable professional reference. It also
complements the associated subjects of science, mathematics, materials technology,
design procedures, structural analysis, structural design, services, quantity
surveying, facilities management and management studies, and is therefore
appropriate for most undergraduate and higher-level construction study