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Preface to the Fifth Edition. Acknowledgements to the Fifth Edition. 1. General Information. The Architectís role in the 21st Century. Climate maps. Metric system. Metric units. Temperature. Imperial units. Conversion factors. Greek alphabet. Roman numerals. Geometric data. Paper sizes. CAD. BIM. Drawing conventions. Perspective drawing Ė method of setting up. NBS. The classifications. 2. Planning Policy and Guidance. Planning and other permissions. Party Wall Awards. Building Regulations 2010. Dampness in buildings. Construction Design and Management Regulations. Standards Ė in the construction industry. Costs, Fees, Appointments and Law. Sustainability, energy saving and green issues. Anthropometric data. Furniture and fittings data. Sanitary provision for public buildings. An introduction to plant selection. Hedges. Trees. 3. Structures. Eurocodes. Foundation types. Masonry Structures. Timber frame construction. Weights of materials. Newtons. Imposed loads. Wind loads. Fire resistance. Bending moments and beam formulae. Safe loads on subsoils. Timber. Brickwork and blockwork. Concrete. Steelwork. Lintels. Precast concrete floors. 4. Services. Drainage. Rainwater disposal. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS). Water supply regulations. Water storage. U-values. R-values. K-values. Conservation of fuel and power. Heat losses. Central heating and hot water systems. Ventilation. Electrical installation. Lighting. Sound. Home Technology Integration. 5. Building Elements. Stairs and balustrades. Fireplaces. Chimneys and Flues. Doors. Windows. Pitched roof windows. Flat rooflights. Security fittings. 6. Materials. Concrete. Brickwork and Blockwork. Stonework. Damp proof courses and membranes. Plaster and render. Metals. Insulation. Roofing. Glass. Glass blocks. Timber. Building boards. Plastics. Nails and screws. Colour. Stains. Paints. Addresses/Sources. Bibliography/Sources. Index.
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