Construction Technology Designing Sustainable Homes Gill and MacMillan.
A completely new textbook from the market-leading author of Construction Studies Today that comprehensively covers the design and construction of sustainable homes to meet both the Building Regulations and the Passive House Standard.
Provides complete design drawings for three types of new houses (single storey, two storey and three storey) demonstrating six structural systems in both timber frame and masonry construction
Two themes run through the text:
Design - the idea that homes must be consciously designed to ensure they perform as required.
Sustainability - the idea that the long term impact of every aspect of home design must be considered.
The content is divided into three distinct areas with a strong emphasis on design throughout:
Context - looks at the bigger picture issues that influence the design of homes including: global and national issues, urban design, rural design and accessibility
Structure - looks at how a home is built with a particular emphasis on the external envelope.
Comfort and low energy - looks at how a comfortable indoor environment is created without the need to consume surplus energy.
Learning activities get students thinking about and workingon relevant concepts.
Key principles and concepts are highlighted in student friendly bullet point lists in every chapter.
Each topic reflects the latest knowledge and best practice design and construction methods being used in Ireland and abroad.
Revision exercises at the end of each chapter can be used in class or assigned as homework.
A detailed index and glossary of key terms included for easy reference.