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Prefab Housing and the Future of Building: Product to Process

Aitchison M
This book takes the reader through the history, theory and design of prefabricated and modular housing, leading up to a discussion of contemporary problems and opportunities. It includes a broad international focus with case studies of leading designers and companies, and cutting-edge research.
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Materials Science In Construction: An Introduction

Ahmed, Ash & Sturges, John
Explains the science behind the properties and behaviour of construction's most fundamental materials (metals, cement and concrete, polymers, timber, bricks and blocks, and glass and plaster). This book examines the critical factors affecting in-situ materials, such as deterioration and the behaviour and durability of materials under performance.
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Multi-Storey Timber Frame Buildings: A Design Guide (BR 454)

BRE Grantham, R.
Intended to various building professionals responsible for the design and construction of multi-storey timber frame buildings. This title is also useful for building control, local authorities and insurance companies.
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Oak-Framed Buildings

Newman, Rupert
Focuses on the technique of timber-frame construction for carpenters, builders and aspiring self-builders, but it will also be a source of inspiration to anyone who appreciates beautiful buildings.
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Masonry & Plastering

Lawrence, Mike
Many bricklaying, plastering and masonry jobs can be mastered by a do-it-yourselfer. This guide explains the basic techniques and provides detailed instructions for 30 projects in the house and garden, suitable for beginners.
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The Prefabricated Home

Davies, Colin
Examines how the relationship between architecture and industrialized building has become an urgent issue for architects. This work traces the history of prefabricated buildings from small-scale 'prefabs' to the precast concrete mass housing of the 1960s to the present-day revival of interest in 'volumetric' modular buildings.
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Tiltwallism: A Treatise on the Architectural Potential of Tilt Wall

Brown, Jeffrey
An introductory resource to architects and an inspiration to contractors, developers and structural consultants who have encountered Tilt Wall construction.
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Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice: v.1

Lynch, Gerard C.J.
Covers various aspects of brickwork and bricklaying practice. This book presents a background to the historical development of the brick, the craft of bricklaying from the 13th century, and describes the process of brick manufacture.
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Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice: v.2

Lynch, Gerard C.J.~~
The second of six volumes which offer an in-depth guide to all aspects of brickwork and bricklaying practice, this volume examines the elements of building construction in brick. The text covers both the contemporary and traditional aspects of substructure brickwork.
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Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering

Burn,Roger Scott-
Burn wrote this book in 1871 at a time of great developments in science and industry, and when materials for building were constantly being improved. It offers coverage of traditional materials such as brick and pise, but also examines the developments in the use of cement for wall coverings.
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