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Specifying Buildings

Specifying Buildings
By Stephen Emmitt, David T Yeomans

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Selecting the best materials, techniques and systems for each project and then specifying them correctly to meet all the requirements of quality, time, value, constructability, maintenance and durability is a fundamental aspect of architectural design. It also helps to determine the quality and environmental impact of the project.

Specifying Buildings: A Design Management Perspective provides a unique insight into the entire specification process, from selecting materials and products to writing the specification, dealing with changes and minimising risk. This new edition has been extensively revised and includes new case studies, research findings and reviews to illustrate how to translate design intent into building assembly.

The book is structured to meet the needs of students on construction-related programmes such as architecture, engineering, surveying and construction management. It provides valuable insights and practical guidance, with end of chapter exercises helping students achieve a thorough understanding of the specification process


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #5534062 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Routledge
  • Published on: 2008-05-01
  • Released on: 2008-03-18
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.69" h x .61" w x 7.44" l, 1.28 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 270 pages

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Editorial Reviews

Review
"A comprehensive study of the specification of buildings demonstrating its necessity as an intrinsic part of the design process. This book would benefit any professionals involved in the design stage of the construction of buildings."
- Diane Dale, Practice and Technical Director, CIAT

"Informed by extensive research and practical experience, the book provides expert guidance which is of use to both the student and
professional alike."
- Matthew Peat, BSc (Hons) MSc CEnv
MCIOB MCIAT LCGI, Senior Lecturer and
Course Leader for Architectural Technology,
Leeds Metropolitan University

From the Back Cover
Selecting the best materials, techniques and systems for each project and then specifying them correctly to meet all the requirements of quality, time, value, constructability, maintenance and durability is a fundamental aspect of architectural design. It also helps to determine the quality and environmental impact of the project.

Specifying Buildings: A Design Management Perspective provides a unique insight into the entire specification process, from selecting materials and products to writing the specification, dealing with changes and minimising risk. This new edition has been extensively revised and includes new case studies, research findings and reviews to illustrate how to translate design intent into building assembly.

The book is structured to meet the needs of students on construction-related programmes such as architecture, engineering, surveying and construction management. It provides valuable insights and practical guidance, with end of chapter exercises helping students achieve a thorough understanding of the specification process

The authors

Dr. Stephen Emmitt is an architect and Professor of Architectural Technology, Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University. He is an experienced specifier and design manager.

Dr. David T. Yeomans has taught structural design, construction and building conservation and is a specialist in timber structures.


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