Construction Technology: An Illustrated Introduction
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
It offers tried and tested solutions to a range of construction problems and is organised following the sequence of construction. It will show what has been done in the past, demonstrating good practice - what works and what doesn't - and common faults. There are summaries of the more important BSI documents and reference to the latest building regulations.
Lengthy explanations are avoided by relying heavily on hundreds of illustrations, pairing detail drawings with clear photographs to show real life construction situations.
The supporting spreadsheet referred to in the book can be found at this link http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pdf/fleming/Fleming_spreadsheet.xls
* worked building estimate examples
* comprehensive coverage - including former construction methods (essential for students on Building Surveying and Building Maintenance courses who need this when drawing up refurbishment schemes or maintenance plans)