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Acknowledgements viii About the Companion Website ix 1 Introduction 1 1.1 The function and performance of buildings 1 1.2 New methods and products 8 1.3 Product selection and specification 10 Supporting information 14 2 Scaffolding, Facade Retention and Demolition 15 2.1 Scaffolding 15 2.2 Refurbishment and facade retention 45 2.3 Demolition and disassembly 57 2.4 Reuse and recycled materials 64 3 Ground Stability, Foundations and Substructures 67 3.1 Ground stability 67 3.2 Functional requirements 77 3.3 Foundation types 86 3.4 Substructures and basements 140 4 Single-Storey Frames, Shells and Lightweight Coverings 163 4.1 Lattice truss, beam, portal frame and flat roof structures 163 4.2 Roof and wall cladding, and decking 209 4.3 Rooflights 233 4.4 Diaphragm, fin wall and tilt-up construction 248 4.5 Shell structures 258 5 Structural Steel Frames 273 5.1 Functional requirements 273 5.2 Methods of design 275 5.3 Steel sections 279 5.4 Structural steel frames 284 5.5 Welding 305 5.6 Fire protection of structural steelwork 320 5.7 Floor and roof construction 328 6 Structural Concrete Frames 344 6.1 Concrete 344 6.2 Concrete mixes 349 6.3 Reinforcement 354 6.4 Formwork and falsework 366 6.5 Prestressed concrete 382 6.6 Lightweight concrete 388 6.7 Concrete structural frames 391 6.8 Precast reinforced concrete frames 402 6.9 Lift slab construction 407 7 Cladding and Curtain Wall Construction 411 7.1 Functional requirements 411 7.2 Terms and definitions 419 7.3 Infill wall framing to a structural grid 421 7.4 Solid and cavity walling 423 7.5 Facings applied to solid and cavity wall backing 426 7.6 Cladding panels 437 7.7 Sheet metal wall cladding 460 7.8 Glazed wall systems 468 8 Prefabrication and Off -Site Production 488 8.1 Terms and concepts 488 8.2 Functional requirements 501 8.3 Off -site production 504 8.4 The production process 507 8.5 Pre-cut timber systems 508 8.6 Metal systems 510 8.7 Concrete systems 512 8.8 Joints and joining 513 9 Lifts and Escalators 514 9.1 Functional requirements 514 9.2 Lifts (elevators) 516 9.3 Escalators and moving walkways 528 10 Fit Out and Second Fix 530 10.1 Commercial fit out 530 10.2 Raised floors 532 10.3 Suspended ceilings 536 10.4 Internal partition walls 541 11 Building Obsolescence and Revitalisation 547 11.1 Building obsolescence 547 11.2 Decay, damage and maintenance 551 11.3 Construction defects 553 11.4 Indoor air quality and condensation 554 11.5 Revitalising existing buildings 555 11.6 Retrofitting 560 Appendix A: Websites 562 Appendix B: Additional References 563 Index 565

About the Author

Stephen EmmittBA(Hons), Dip. Arch, MA (Prof. Ed.), PhD isProfessor of Architectural Practice in the Department ofArchitecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, andVisiting Professor in Innovation Sciences at Halmstad University,Sweden. He is a registered architect with industrial experience andteaches architectural technology and architectural detailing acrossa wide range of built environment programmes in the UK, Europe andAsia. Christopher A. Gorse BSc (Hons), MSc. PhD, MCIOB, MAPM, FLTM,Cert. Ed, Dip (Ed.), Dip (H&S) is Professor of Constructionand Project Management, Director of the Leeds SustainabilityInstitute and Head of the Centre for the Built Environment at LeedsMetropolitan University. He leads projects in the areas ofsustainability, low carbon and building performance and has aninterest in domestic new build, commercial buildings andrefurbishment.

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