Construction Statistics Annual, 2000

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This is the first edition of the Construction Statistics Annual presenting a comprehensive set of statistics on the UK construction industry, current as of Summer 2000. In previous years the corresponding information was presented as the Digest of Data for the Construction Industry and as the construction part of Housing and Construction Statistics, but it replaces these and brings the material together in a single volume. This 2000 Edition of the Construction Statistics Annual gives a broad perspective of statistical trends in the construction industry in Great Britain through the last decade together with some international comparisons and features on leading initiatives which may influence the future.
This new compendium provides essential, official, in-depth statistical analysis for planners, researchers, economists and construction managers.
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Publisher
Routledge
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Published on
Oct 31, 2013
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Pages
264
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ISBN
9781134081295
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Methods & Materials
Technology & Engineering / Construction / General
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 TABLE OF CONTENTS 
CHAPTER ONE 
INTRODUCTION TO SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: 
ADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: 
DISADVANTAGES OF SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: 
CONTAINER SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS: 
NEW OR USED CONTAINER: 
PERMITS AND REGULATIONS: 
CHAPTER TWO 
FOUNDATION FOR SHIPPING CONTAINER HOMES: 
SITE CONDITIONS: 
CLIMATE: 
MARKET FACTORS: 
BUILDING DESIGN: 
EXCAVATION AND FOOTINGS: 
TYPES OF MATERIALS USED FOR FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION: 
CHAPTER THREE 
PLACING THE CONTAINERS: 
JOINING THE CONTAINERS: 
WELDING BASICS: 
ADVANTAGES: 
DISADVANTAGES: 
PARTS OF THE WELDER KIT: 
WELDING SAFETY GEAR: 
PREPPING & GRINDING THE WELD: 
COMMON WELDING PROBLEMS: 
CONTAINER REINFORCEMENT: 
CHAPTER FOUR 
ROOFS: 
TYPES OF ROOFS: 
1. SHED: 
2. GABLE ROOF: 
HOW TO CUT SHIPPING CONTAINERS 
CHAPTER FIVE 
ADVANCED FRAMING: 
ROUGH ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING WORK: 
SOLAR PANELS: 
PLUMBING: 
CHAPTER SIX 
CONTAINER HOME INSULATION: 
THERMAL BRIDGING: 
FLOORING: 
SAFETY LOCKS FOR YOUR CONTAINER HOME: 
CHAPTER SEVEN: RESOURCE DIRECTORY 
CHAPTER EIGHT: PLANS 
PUBLISHER 

Introduction to Shipping Container Homes: 

Shipping container homes are houses that are built using shipping containers. The strength, durability, availability, and the cost effectiveness of containers as building material has made these types of homes popular in recent years. When you buy a container, it might appear as hollow boxes with no windows or openings. However, these boxes are highly customizable; they can be stacked and welded together to create beautiful yet economical homes. The next section is about the pros and cons of living in a shipping container home.

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