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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

School Level: Secondary

Class: Leaving Cert

Subject: Construction Studies

ISBN-10: 0717148343

ISBN-13: 9780717148349

Barcode: 9780717148349

Publisher: Gill Education

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Author: Trevor Hickey

Product: Book

Format: Softback

Edition: 1st Edition

Language: English

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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

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