Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials and Methods

ISBN-10: 047007468X
ISBN-13: 9780470074688
Edition: 5th 2009
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Book details

List price: $125.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1008
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 5.698
Language: English

Now in its Fifth Edition, this essential textbook has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete. New introductory material on the processes, organization, constraints, and choices in construction offers a better look at the management of construction. New sections covering the building envelope uncover the secrets to designing enclosures for thermal insulation, vapor retarders, air barriers, and moisture control. The Fifth Edition also features more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach and the latest IBC 2006, CSI MasterFormat, ASTM references, and LEED information.

Edward Allen, FAIA, has been a faculty member at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently lectured and taught at other institutions across the United States over the past thirty years. He is the bestselling author of Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Architectural Detailing, Shaping Structures: Statics, and Fundamentals of Building Construction, all published by Wiley.Joseph Iano has been Edward Allen's illustrator, collaborator, and coauthor for more than twenty-five years. He is a registered architect whose experience includes professional practice, teaching design and technology in numerous schools of architecture, and work in the construction trades. Currently, he heads a Seattle firm that provides technical consulting to architects and others in the design and construction industry.

Making Buildings
Foundations
Wood
Heavy Timber Frame Construction
Wood Light Frame Construction
Exterior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction
Interior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction
Brick Masonry
Stone and Concrete Masonry
Masonry Loadbearing Wall Construction
Steel Frame Construction
Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction
Concrete Construction
Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems
Precast Concrete Framing Systems
Roofing
Glass and Glazing
Windows and Doors
Designing Cladding Systems
Cladding with Masonry and Concrete
Cladding with Metal and Glass
Selecting Interior Finishes
Interior Walls and Partitions
Finish Ceilings and Floors
Appendix
Glossary
Index

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