Embracing innovation and emerging technologies in the housebuilding sector

House under construction

We are demanding more from housing than ever before. Not only should it provide shelter and comfort for inhabitants, but it should also embrace technological advances, contribute positively to energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and support the development of sustainable communities.

Professor Mike Riley, Head of Department of Built Environment and Professor Alison Cotgrave, Associate Dean (Quality and Enhancement) at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology have created Construction Technology 1: House Construction , to offer an accessible introduction to the key stages of domestic house construction from planning to internal finishes.

Now in its 4th edition, the student-friendly layout uses detailed figures, photos and case studies from real-life building sites to aid a practical understanding of construction techniques, providing clear step-by-step guidance in learning the basic principles of low-rise residential construction.

 ‘A comprehensive, well organised, and student-focused publication that meaningfully covers the fundamental aspects of small scale construction.  It is written from a student-learning perspective by academics solidly grounded in industrial practice - bringing the ‘outside world in’ which is an essential feature of teaching and learning best practice’ – Alan M. Forster, Associate Professor in Construction Technology, Low Carbon Materials and Building Conservation

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