There are many excellent publications covering the subject of building and construction and the list seems to grow by the day. Some publications are absolutely invaluable and some not so!
Here’s some of the books we recommend:
The Building Construction Handbook
Now in it’s seventh edition, The Building Construction Handbook, by Roy Chudley & Roger Greeno, is a book which you will refer to throughout your course.The book is packed with clear, concise and easily understood drawings which illustrate all of the elements of building and construction.
This new updated edition includes additional information about energy conservation, sustainable construction and environmental issues.
The Building Services Handbook
The Building Services Handbook is another one of those ‘must have’ text books which will accompany you throughout your studies.
Like the Building Construction Handbook, all the common elements of building services are covered clearly and concisely.
The book is an excellent resource for students of all building subjects as an introduction to a sometimes complex subject.
Those specifically studying building services subjects will find this textbook beneficial when starting out and later come to rely upon it for the clarity and simplicity of the illustrations.
Advanced Construction Technology
Advanced Construction Technology focuses upon industrial, high-rise and commercial construction and is particularly relevant to many of the subjects you will encounter.
The book covers all aspects of site works from plant & basement construction to internal components and decoration.