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 Advanced Construction Technology


CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION 1

PART 1 SITE WORKS

1.1 Site layout 5
1.2 Electricity on building sites 22
1.3 Lighting building sites 28
1.4 Winter building 40

PART 2 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

2.1 Builders’ plant: general considerations 53
2.2 Small powered plant 58
2.3 Earth-moving and excavation plant 70
2.4 Plant for transportation 86
2.5 Concrete mixers and pumps 114
2.6 Scaffolding 124

PART 3 SUBSTRUCTURE

3.1 Groundwater control 135
3.2 Deep trench excavations 148
3.3 Cofferdams and caissons 161
3.4 Tunnelling and culverts 179

PART 4 SUBSTRUCTURE

4.1 Underpinning 193
4.2 Piled foundations 205
4.3 Subsoil analysis and foundations 231
4.4 Deep basements 248

PART 5 DEMOLITION AND TEMPORARY WORK

5.1 Shoring 261
5.2 Demolition 271

PART 6 PORTAL FRAMES

6.1 Portal frame theory 283
6.2 Concrete portal frames 287
6.3 Steel portal frames 294
6.4 Timber portal frames 299

PART 7 FIRE

7.1 The problem of fire 307
7.2 Structural fire protection 310
7.3 Means of escape in case of fire 341

PART 8 CLADDINGS TO FRAMED STRUCTURES

8.1 Cladding panels 369
8.2 Infill panels 375
8.3 Jointing 382
8.4 Mastics, sealants and gaskets 389
8.5 Curtain walling 392
8.6 Rainscreen cladding 402
8.7 Structural glass cladding 409
8.8 Sustainable construction 415

PART 9 FORMWORK SYSTEMS

9.1 Wall formwork 419
9.2 Patent formwork 430
9.3 Concrete surface finishes 439

PART 10 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE

10.1 Prestressed concrete: principles and applications 447
10.2 Prestressed concrete systems 462PART 11 BUILDINGS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND STORAGE USE 473
11.1 Factory buildings: roofs 475
11.2 Factory buildings: walls 491
11.3 Wind pressures 497
11.4 Driving rain 503
11.5 Roof structures 507

PART 12 STAIRS

12.1 Concrete stairs 537
12.2 Metal stairs 554

PART 13 INTERNAL COMPONENTS AND DECORATIONS

13.1 Partitions, doors and ceilings 565
13.2 Painting and decorations 580

PART 14 EXTERNAL WORKS

14.1 Roads, pavings and slabs 585

PART 15 ACCESS AND FACILITIES FOR DISABLED PEOPLEBUILDINGS OTHER THAN DWELLINGS 

15.1 Access to buildings 605
15.2 Access into buildings: entrances 610
15.3 Accessibility within buildings 613
15.4 Use of facilities 619

15.5 Sanitary accommodation 621

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