This new edition of John Illingworth's popular book provides a thorough introduction to the selection of construction methods, their planning and organization on site. Thoroughly revised and updated, Construction Methods and Planning takes a practical, down-to-earth approach and features numerous examples and illustrations taken from real situations and sites. 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.
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.
Reviews of the first edition
'..a useful addition to all designers and contractor libraries and will prove indispensable to students and practitioners alike.' - CIOB
..comprehensible and well-illustrated coverage of up-to-date construction methods.' - The Architects' Journal
'Both students and practitioners will find this book an essential read. In particular, the experienced practitioner will find much information which may make projects more cost effective, reduce construction times and improve quality whilst not compromising site safety.' - Construction Books Direct