Building construction handbook by Roy Chudley, Roger Greeno

By Roy Chudley, Roger Greeno

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The Structure – Basic Types SIMPLY SUPPORTED BEAM 32 BUILT-IN BEAM CANTILEVER BEAM PROPPED CANTILEVER STRUT 33 structural member which is subjected mainly to compression forces VERTICAL STRUT usually called a column stanchion or pier TIE a structural member which is subjected mainly to tension forces 34 ARCHES loads are transmitted around arch to the abutments POST AND LINTEL PLANE FRAME 35 The Structure – Basic Forms SOLID CONSTRUCTION structurally limited confined usually to buildings of low height and short spans 36 FRAMED OR SKELETAL CONSTRUCTION 37 PANEL OR BOX CONSTRUCTION FOLDED PLATE CONSTRUCTION 38 Shell Roofs ~ these are formed by a structural curved skin covering a given plan shape and area.

45 Finishes Finish ~ the final surface which can be self-finished as with a trowelled concrete surface or an applied finish such as floor tiles. 46 Structure – Component Parts and Functions Domestic Structures ~ 47 Framed Structures ~ 48 External Envelope – Functions External Envelope ~ consists of the materials and components which form the external shell or enclosure of a building. These may be load bearing or non-load 49 bearing according to the structural form of the building. Primary Functions ~ 50 Internal Separation and Compartmentation Dwelling Houses ~ Flats ~ Note: Floors within a maisonette are not required to be “compartment”.

Compartment ~ a building or part of a building with walls and floors constructed to contain fire and to prevent it from spreading to another part of the same building or to an adjoining building. Separating floor/wall ~ element of sound resisting construction between individual living units. Construction Activities – The Site A Building or Construction Site can be considered as a temporary factory employing the necessary resources to successfully fulfil a contract. 52 Money: in the form of capital investment from the building owner to pay for the land, design team fees and a building contractor who uses his money to buy materials, buy or hire plant and hire labour to enable the project to be realised.

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