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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.

Key features:

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.