Building design, construction and performance in tropical climates [electronic resource] / edited by Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave and Michael Farragher.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018Description: 1 online resourceISBN: 9781315470535; 9781315470504Subject(s): Building -- Tropical conditions | Structural design -- Tropical conditions | Building materials -- Effect of temperature on | Building materials -- Environmental aspectsAdditional physical formats: Print version: : No titleDDC classification: 720.913 LOC classification: TH154 | .B85 2018Online resources: Click here to view.
chapter 1 Introduction M Ik e RIleY ANd P AYAM ShA F I gh -- chapter 2 environment and sustainability in tropical regions NOOR S uzA IN I MOhAMed zA I d ANd BRIT ANAk k AYAN -- chapter 3 Functional requirements of buildings: tropical context NORhAYAT I MAhYudd IN, FARId WA jd I A kA ShAh ANd -- chapter 4 historical evolution of buildings in tropical regions NOR hAN I zA I S hAk, N uR F ARhANA AzM I ANd NOOR S uzA IN I -- chapter 5 Construction technology for tropical regions M IChAe l F ARRAgheR -- chapter 6 Building pathology, maintenance and refurbishment zAh I Rudd IN FITRI ABu hA S S AN, A z lAN ShAh AlI, -- chapter 7 Operational building performance in tropical climates NIk e l YNA MYedA, S Y AhRul NIz AM kAMARuzzAMAN -- chapter 8 Case studies M IChAe l F ARRAgheR ANd MIke RIleY.
"The design, construction and use of buildings in tropical climates pose specific challenges to built environment professionals. This text seeks to capture some of the key issues of technology and practice in the areas of building design, refurbishment, construction and facilities management in tropical regions. Using a consistent chapter structure throughout, and incorporating the latest research findings, this book outlines:the functional requirements of buildings in tropical climates;the challenges associated with the sustainability of the built environment, building form and whole life performance in the context of a tropical setting;the impact of potentially hostile tropical conditions upon building pathology and the durability of components, structure and fabric;the tasks which face those responsible for appraising the design, condition, maintenance and conservation of built heritage in tropical regions;the facilities management issues faced in tropical climates; andthe refurbishment, upgrade and renewal of the tropical built environment.Each chapter incorporates reflective summaries and review tests and many chapters include case studies demonstrating how the principles discussed in the chapter can be applied to real life projects.The book is ideal as a course text for students of Architecture, Construction, Surveying and FM as well as providing a sound reference for practitioners working in these regions."--Provided by publisher.