This book is the third in a series of textbooks aimed at the student market, rather than as general all encompassing reference books. The material is designed in a structured, directed format to help develop understanding, rather than providing a simple source of information. Uniquely it covers refurbishment and maintenance in both housing and large span multi storey commercial and industrial buildings. There is a focus on the environmental impact of refurbishment rather than new build, with a view to developing student knowledge of sustainability. The book includes hotlinks to enable students to search for further information, review tasks, review summaries and 'pop ups' to highlight points of interest or explain technical terms. There is a companion website.
Table of Contents
Preface - PART 1: THE REASONS FOR THE REFURBISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS - The Context of Refurbishment - The Context of Maintenance - PART 2: COMMON DEFECTS ENCOUNTERED DURING CONSTRUCTION - Common Defects in Buildings - PART 3: THE TECHNOLOGY OF REFURBISHMENT - Common Refurbishment Technologies - PART 4: THE MANAGEMENT OF MAINTENANCE AND REFURBISHMENT WORK - The Management of Refurbishment Work - Demolition and Disposal - Case Study - Index
MIKE RILEY is Head of Property Studies at the Department of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. ALISON COTGRAVE is a Lecturer at the Department of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Both authors have extensive experience of teaching Construction Technology at this level and are co-authors of Volume 2 in this series. Mike Riley is co-author of Volume 1 with Chris Howard.