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Preface to the second edition xv About the companion website xvii 1 Introduction to Physics 1 1.1 Speed and Velocity 1 1.2 Acceleration 1 1.3 Mass 2 1.4 Gravitation 2 1.5 Weight 3 1.6 Volume 4 1.7 Density 4 1.8 Specific Gravity 6 1.9 Newton's First Law of Motion 6 1.10 Newton's Second Law of Motion 6 1.11 Newton's Third Law of Motion 7 1.12 Friction 7 1.13 Work 8 1.14 Energy 9 1.15 Power 11 Exercise 1.1 12 Reference/Further reading 12 2 Introduction to chemistry 13 2.1 Introduction 13 2.2 Electrovalency and covalency 15 2.3 Elements and Compounds 18 2.4 Symbols and Formulae 19 2.5 Acids and bases 20 Exercise 2.1 22 References/Further reading 23 3 Effects of Chemicals and the Atmosphere on Materials 25 3.1 Introduction 25 3.2 Oxidation 25 3.3 Electrolysis 27 3.4 Electrolytic Corrosion 28 3.5 Applications of Electrolysis 32 3.6 Acid rain 33 References/Further Reading 33 4 Electricity 35 4.1 Introduction 35 4.2 Coulomb's law 35 4.3 Electric current 36 4.4 Potential difference 36 4.5 Electromotive force (e.m.f.) 37 4.6 Ohm's law 37 4.7 Electrical resistivity and conductivity 39 4.8 Resistors in Series/Parallel 39 4.9 Transformers 43 4.10 Power generation 44 4.11 Power distribution 45 4.12 Supply to small buildings 47 Exercise 4.1 48 Reference/Further reading 49 5 Introduction to Construction Technology 51 5.1 Introduction 51 5.2 Substructure and Superstructure 51 5.3 Foundations 53 5.4 Forms of Construction 55 5.5 The External Envelope 56 References/Further Reading 61 6 Introduction to Building Services 63 6.1 Introduction 63 6.2 Cold Water Supply 63 6.3 Hot Water Supply 65 6.4 Central Heating Systems 65 6.5 Underfloor Heating Systems 66 6.6 Drainage Systems 67 6.7 Integration of Services into Building Design 68 References/Further Reading 72 7 Thermal Energy 1 73 7.1 Introduction 73 7.2 Temperature 73 7.3 Units of Heat 74 7.4 States of Matter 75 7.5 Expansion and Contraction of Solids 77 7.6 Heat Transfer 81 Exercise 7.1 86 References/Further Reading 86 8 Thermal Energy 2 (Including Humidity) 87 8.1 Introduction 87 8.2 Thermal Insulation 87 8.3 Heat Transmission 90 8.4 Thermal Transmittance 92 8.5 Heat Loss from Buildings 98 8.6 Temperature Drop Through Materials 102 8.7 Humidity 104 8.8 Condensation 107 Exercise 8.1 116 References/Further Reading 117 9 Forces and Structures 1 119 9.1 Introduction 119 9.2 Force 119 9.3 Bending 120 9.4 Types of Loading 123 9.5 Stress and Strain 126 9.6 Elasticity 128 Exercise 9.1 132 References/Further Reading 133 10 Forces and structures 2 135 10.1 Moment of a force 135 10.2 Laws of equilibrium 139 10.3 Analysis of beams 139 10.4 Triangle of forces 156 Exercise 10.1 166 References/Further reading 169 11 Forces and structures 3 171 11.1 Introduction 171 11.2 Beams 171 11.3 Reinforced concrete (R.C.) beams 175 11.4 Steel beams 177 11.5 Timber joists 179 11.6 Slabs 182 11.7 Columns 183 11.8 Foundations 188 References/Further reading 192 12 Fluid mechanics 193 12.1 Introduction 193 12.2 Pressure of fluids at rest 193 12.3 Why do Liquids Flow? 196 12.4 Centre of pressure 197 12.5 The flow of a fluid 199 Exercise 12.1 208 References/Further reading 210 13 Sound 211 13.1 Introduction 211 13.2 Frequency, wavelength and velocity of sound 212 13.3 Measurement of sound 214 13.4 Addition of Sound Levels 217 13.5 Transmission of sound in buildings 219 13.6 Sound absorption 225 13.7 Sound ]level Meter 232 Exercise 13.1 232 References/Further reading 233 14 Light 235 14.1 Introduction 235 14.2 Additive and Subtractive Colours 236 14.3 Measuring light 237 14.4 Inverse Square Law of Illuminance 240 14.5 Lambert's Cosine Law of Illuminance 241 14.6 Lamps and luminaires 243 14.7 Design of Interior Lighting 245 14.8 Light meter 258 14.9 Daylighting 258 Exercise 14.1 261 References/Further reading 263 15 Human Comfort 265 15.1 Introduction 265 15.2 Temperature 265 15.3 Air movement 268 15.4 Humidity 269 15.5 Ventilation 269 15.6 Predicted Mean Vote 269 15.7 Noise 270 15.8 Lighting 271 References/Further Reading 272 16 Construction materials 273 16.1 Introduction 273 16.2 Bricks 274 16.3 Aerated Concrete Blocks 279 16.4 Cement 280 16.5 Concrete 284 16.6 Metals 291 16.7 Timber 296 16.8 Plastics 300 16.9 Glass 303 References/Further reading 306 17 Assignments 307 17.1 Assignments for Level 2 courses 307 17.2 Assignments for Level 3/4 courses 308 Appendix 1 Formulae for Example 8.2 313 Appendix 2 Solutions for Example 13.10 315 Appendix 3 Answers to exercises 317 Index 325

About the Author

About the Author SURINDER SINGH VIRDI is a lecturer in construction at South and City College Birmingham and visiting lecturer at City of Wolverhampton College. He worked as a civil and structural engineer for a number of years before starting his career in further and higher education. He has been teaching construction science, environmental science, mathematics, ICT and CAD on BTEC National and Higher National courses for over 25 years.

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