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The first edition of this book was published in 1985, before the tragic and untimely death of its original author Derek Osbourn. It is a compliment to Derek that his book has become an established part of the Mitchell’s Building Series, and that the Higher Education team at Pearson Education acknowledge the benefits and values that its readers will find in the continuity of his work. This fourth edition of Introduction to




Building continues the established format of earlier editions, providing a blend of comprehensive text with supportive illustrations and individual chapter listings of research papers, Building Regulations and other related texts for further reading. Much of the traditional construction procedures are retained from previous editions, with regard to maintenance and repair of existing housing stock.




Where necessary, the content has been amended and extended to cover the procedural and mandatory changes required by new government guidelines and legislation for development and construction work. Specific changes include initiatives emanating from the Egan Report and the subsequent Strategic Forum Report Accelerating Change, with reference to the Construction Act, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, contractual procedures and background to the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT 05) forms of contract, new Building Regulations affecting sound




insulation, fuel energy conservation, thermal insulation, access for disabled people, and aspects of planning history with current processes. This book remains a useful professional reference and an essential course reader for students of all constructionrelated disciplines, including architecture, construction management, building surveying, quantity surveying, estate and facilities management.

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