The British Building Industry Since 1800: An Economic History by Christopher PowellThe British Building Industry Since 1800: An Economic History by Christopher Powell

The British Building Industry Since 1800: An Economic History

byChristopher Powell

Paperback | May 7, 1998

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This scholarly and well-researched study of the building industry documents the interplay of new materials and technologies, costs and the changing social and economic forces that affected the decision-making about our built environment over the last two centuries. The author provides a succinct and readable survey of the growth and development of British building which will be of interest to all building specialists and those training for a career in the construction industry.
Title:The British Building Industry Since 1800: An Economic HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:May 7, 1998Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0419207309

ISBN - 13:9780419207306

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Table of Contents

Building Coketown 1800-1850. The industry forges the means: 1800-1850. Building and the triumph of urbanisation: 1851-1914. The industry consolidates: 1851-1914. Building the suburbs: 1915-1939. The industry as force for stability: 1915-1939. Building in crisis and reconstruction: 1940-1973. The industry fights for freedom and growth: 1940-1973. Building in a retreat of big govenment: after 1973. The industry recasts responsibilities: after 1973. Index.

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"This book is not an easy book to read...However, the effort is eminently worthwhile."
-Architectural Science Review, September 1998