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Construction Methods and Planning

This second edition of John Illingworth's popular book provides a thorough introduction to the selection of construction materials, their planning and organisation on site. The author has distilled a lifetime's experience of construction into a readily accessible guide for students of construction management and managers working in the industry. Thoroughly revised and updated, Construction Methods and Planning Second Edition, takes a practical, down to earth approach and features numerous examples and illustrations taken from real situations and sites. It has long been a common belief that the planning of construction methods cannot be taught, only learnt by experience. While knowledge gained from experience is an essential part of professional development, in this book John Illingworth has provided a practical induction to construction methods and planning which will be invaluable for students, young professionals and contractors. In Part One, the main factors which determine the planning of construction methods - site inspections, the site itself, temporary works, design, cost concepts and selection of plant and methods - are discussed. In Part Two, the application of these tools is presented, covering foundations and basements, in situ and precast concrete structures, steel frames, cladding, internal and external works, waste, methods statements, contract planning control and claims. The author provides an extension of the concept of 'buildability' and new chapters on facade retention and the refurbishment of domestic accommodation.
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Part 1. Factors Affecting Construction Method Assessment 1. Site Inspections 2. The Influence of the Site and its Boundaries on Plant and Method Selection 3. Temporary Works: Scaffolding, Formwork and Falsework, Support of Excavations 4. Influence of Design on Construction Cost Part 2. Establishing Methods and their Planning Control 7. Non-piled Foundations 8. Piled Foundation 9. Deep Basements 10. In-situ Concrete Structures 11. Pre-cast Concrete Structures 12. Steel Structures 13. Cladding, Internal Works and Specialist Services 14. External Works 15. Waste in the Construction Process 16. Method Statements 17. Contract Planning Control on Site 18. The Role of Planning in Claims 19. Facade Retention and Structural Alteration 20. Refurbishment of Housing.

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