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Hazardous Building Materials : A Guide to the Selection of Environmentally Responsible Alternatives - Steve R. Curwell

Hazardous Building Materials

A Guide to the Selection of Environmentally Responsible Alternatives

Paperback Published: 13th September 2001
ISBN: 9780419234500
Number Of Pages: 208

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This new edition provides a detailed reference source of the use in residential buildings of materials known or suspected to harm health and the environment. Alternative materials are evaluated using unique data sheets which compare environmental impact, cost, health, safety and technical performance providing building and construction professionals and other practitioners with the facts they need to make the right selection.
Hazardous Building Materials considers the following building elements: structure, windows and doors, roofing, insulation, finishes and fittings, pipes, services and services equipment. Based on the highly successful format of the first edition this practical reference provides expert advice with the use of clear drawings, tables and data sheets to architects, surveyors, facilities managers, students on built environment courses, material suppliers, environmentalists and clients.

Scope and Constraints
Factors Effecting Selection
Assessment Methods
Technology and Life Style Changes
Technical Assessment
Aesthetic Assessment
Building Costs
Use of the Guide
Health Issues from Materials Used in Residential Buildings
Stages at which Construction Materials Present Hazards
Problems of Identifying Hazards
Towards a Safe Indoor Environment
Mineral Based Materials
Fibres Derived from Polymers
Timber and Wood Products
Asphalt and Bitumen
Wood Preservatives.Hazards to the General Environment from the Manufacture, Use and Disposal of Buildings, Building Materials and Components
Local Issues
Life-cycle Analysis
Whole Building Environmental Assessment
Sustainable Development
Resource Reduction Targets for More Sustainable Development
The Wider Agenda
Whole Building Performance Issues - Design, Construction, Use and Disassembly
Life Style and Expectation of Building Users
Site and Location Issues
Function, Form and Layout of Dwellings
Structural Alternatives
Detailed Design
Use Operation and Routine Maintenance
How to Use the Application Sheets
Technical Requirements
Technical Comment
Health Comment
Environmental Comment
Cost Comment
Guidance Notes
Application Sheets
Doors and Windows
Fittings and Finishings
External Works
Generic Materials
Hazardous Materials in Existing Buildings
Appendix Product Content Form
House Materials Form
Useful Addresses
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ISBN: 9780419234500
ISBN-10: 0419234500
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 13th September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 20.32  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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