Building Construction: Principles and Practices
This text has been designed to assist students who are studying building construction and technology as part of their technical education. It has been specially prepared to match the typical syllabuses found in senior secondary schools and colleges where technical and vocational studies form part of the curriculum.
- Introduces the student to building technology - the understanding of how materials used in the construction of buildings function, enabling their performance to be anticipated, and building construction, the result of applying technology.
- Provides information and techniques of practical use which, with further training, will lead to employment in the building industry.
- Emphasizes practical applications using typical materials and equipment commonly available on small building sites.
- Covers basic aspects of building construction alongside how to apply them with the safe and healthy ways of working on the building site.
The Motivate series:
The Motivate series has been developed to meet the need for practical, appropriate and up-to-date technical and vocational core textbooks. The series is based on the principle that each book must be relevant to the needs of the reader, and contain all that is required for a comprehensive understanding and study of the subject area.
Each title in the series highlights the key concepts; includes illustrations, examples and exercises; features end-of-chapter summaries allowing for self-check, followed by exercises and questions; answers to the questions and a list of key words.