The British Building Industry Since 1800

The British Building Industry Since 1800

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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.In 1924, the year of the first nationwide building strike, renewed labour shortages led the Minister of Health, Wheatley, ... A rough guide was two-thirds of total cost for materials and the remaining third for labour, although no doubt a more equalanbsp;...

Title:The British Building Industry Since 1800
Author:Christopher Powell
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-12-16


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