Construction Technology for Builders,
1st Edition

Glenn Costin

ISBN-13: 9780170416047
Copyright 2020 | Published
512 pages | List Price: USD $78.00

Building and Construction Management, 1e is a competency-based text, addressing the Certificate IV in Building and Construction. The text has practice activities and worksheets, and addresses structural principles, Codes, Standards and legal requirements. A technical glossary is included, as well as appendices containing additional learning material. The student website that accompanies new copies of the text includes downloadable worksheets so you can practise and reinforce your learning.


Part 1 – Codes and standards
1. Building codes and standards
2. Legal requirements for building and construction projects
3. Construction contracts
4. Work health and safety
5. Plans and specifications
6. On-site supervision
7. Business disputes

Part 2 – Business preparation
8. Tender documentation
9. Small business finances

Part 3 – Design considerations
10. Site surveys and set out procedures
11. Simple building sketches and drawings

Part 4 – Structures
12. Structural principles
13. Applying structural principles to low-rise constructions

Part 5 – Sustainability
14. Thermal efficiency and sustainability
15. Minimising waste

  • Glenn Costin

    Glenn Costin PhD, BEd, BA, Cert IV Building and Construction, Cert IV TAE, Certificate of Trade, Carpentry & Joinery, is currently a Senior Lecturer within Deakin University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment. Prior to this Glenn was at Riverina Institute of TAFE for 24 years where his duties included delivery of all levels of Construction trade, post trade and pre-apprenticeship courses. In addition, Glenn taught across a range of fields and courses including computing, environment, social inclusion and arts. Glenn was also heavily involved in Worldskills Australia as the Chief Judge and National and regional designer of carpentry for a decade.

  • Each chapter aligns with a specific competency unit in of the Certificate IV in Building and Construction to assist course planning and delivery

  • Provides coverage of standards, codes and structural principles as foundation knowledge for trainees. Standard measurements are also included in the preliminary pages of the text

  • Chapters and worksheets are mapped to competencies in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction

  • Written to NCC2019

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