Surveying and Engineering: Principles and Practice
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Whilst other textbooks concentrate on individual topics, this
brings together the key principles and operating practices of
surveying and building engineering. It will enable the practitioner
of the future to appreciate the interface between both technical
and procedural requirements, identifying barriers and
The textbook is ideal for final year undergraduates in building surveying, construction management and quantity surveying, and will provide a core resource for the BSc(Hons) degree in building engineering developed in conjunction with the Association of Building Engineers. It will also provide a handy quick reference for practitioners, drawing as it does on a wealth of experience, both academic and professional, from the author team.
Principles and Practice of Management.
Management of Health and Safety at Work.
Advanced Building Control.
CHAPTER 2 PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT.
Project Management Life Cycle.
Project Management Control.
Cost Planning and Control.
Cost Control Procedures.
Value Management Practice: Value Engineering.
Time Management Control.
Likelihood Impact Scoring Technique (LIST).
Risk Response for Monitoring Control.
Post Completion Review.
Project Management Functions.
Project Stakeholders and Clients.
Building the Team.
Influencing and Persuading the Team.
Single, Double and Triple Loop Learning.
Case Study on web address……………… as supporting reading.
Appendix one: Example of Cost Report Check List.
Appendix two: Example of a Project Change Proposal Form.
Appendix three: Example of a Change Control Register.
Appendix four: Example of a Consultant Performance Monitoring Checklist.
Appendix five: Example of a Risk Log Book.
Appendix six: Example of a Project Review Form.
CHAPTER 3 MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK.
Overview of the Construction Industry.
Cost to industry.
Standards of Duty.
Enforcement of health and safety provisions.
Statutes & Delegated Legislation.
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Construction Design and Management Regulations 2006.
Schedule 2 - Welfare Facilities.
Schedule 3 - Regulation 20 (Construction Regulations).
Work at Height Regulations 2005.
Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992.
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations 1995.
Appendix A: Main Duty Holder under CDM.
Appendix B: Health & Safety Checklist/Risk Assessment.
CHAPTER 4 BUILDING ADAPTATION.
Population Size and Demographics.
Density of Population.
Environmental Impact of Buildings.
Value of Construction Work.
Building Adaptation - Issues for Consideration.
Choices for the Building Owner.
Whole Life Costing.
Life Cycle Assessment.
The Cost of Going Green.
CHAPTER 5 FIRE SAFETY
Behaviour of Fuels in a Fire.
Factors Determining Fire Severity.
Internal Fire Spread.
Surface Spread of Flame.
External Fire Spread.
Means of Escape in Case of Fire.
Alternative Exit Requirements.
Number of Exits Required.
Evacuation of the Building.
Progressive Horizontal Evacuation.
Means of Escape for Disabled People.
Fire Alarm Systems.
Fire Safety Engineering.
How Does Fire Safety Engineering fit in with the Building Regulations?.
Problems with Fire Safety Engineering.
Benefits of Fire Safety Engineering.
Problems with the Approved Document or ‘Code Based’ Approach.
Benefits of the Approved Document or ‘Code Based’ Approach.
Fire Safety Legislation.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Fire Risk Assessment.
Factors that can Reduce the Risk of Fire Occurring or Becoming Unmanageable.
Human Behaviour in Fire.
Number of Occupants.
Response to Fire.
Detection and Alarm Systems.
Selection of a Fire Alarm System.
Fire Safety Management.
Toxic Effects of Fire.
CHAPTER 6 ADVANCED BUILDING CONTROL.
The Building Control Process.
Current Building Regulations and Administrative Processes.
The Building Act 1984.
The Building Regulations 2000.
The Role of the Building Control Professional.
Other Duties and Responsibilities.
Building Regulations – Application and Use.
Amendments to the Building Regulations Since 2001.
The Two Systems of Building Control.
Historical Development of Licensing.
Licensing of Public Entertainments.
The Licensing Act 2003.
Provision of Regulated Entertainment.
CHAPTER 7 Sustainable Construction.
The Economics of Environmental Problems.
Ozone Layer Depletion.
The Environmental Impacts of Construction.
Legislative, Regulation & Management Issues.
Environmental Impact Assessment.
Building Control Regulations.
Environmental Management Systems.
Reducing Energy Consumption.
Reducing the Impact of Energy Production.
Combined Heat & Power.
Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems.
David Gibson is Chief Executive of the Association of Building
Other joint authors (Peter Rushforth, Stuart Smith, Neil Hanney, Richard Davis, Garry Workman) are senior lecturing staff at Sheffield Hallam University and Catherine Walsh works in private practice. The majority of the author group have had wide practical industry experience.
- Covers a range of key topics for the construction
- Provides a practical overview of important subjects for
- Concentrates on practical issues for the busy
- Endorsed by the Association of Building Engineers
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