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Fundamentals of Residential Construction

ISBN-10: 0470540834
ISBN-13: 9780470540831
Edition: 3rd 2011
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/27/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.312
Language: English

This is a revision of the definitive text on home building by bestselling authors Edward Allen and Rob Thallon. It features the latest developments in the materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, and a new chapter on small, multi-family apartment buildings. Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow format, it covers codes, costs, and management procedures, discusses building materials, and explores basic building systems. Profusely illustrated with over 1,250 drawings and photographs, this book includes new photorealistic illustrations that bring the text to life.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Context
The Context for Construction
The Construction Community: Builders, Contractors, and Developers
The Design Community
Materials
The Material Wood
Masonry
Concrete
Wood Light Frame Construction
Rough Sitework
Foundations
Floor and Wall Framing
Roof Framing
Finishing the Roof
Windows and Exterior Doors
Finishing the Exterior Walls
Plumbing
Heating and Cooling
Electrical Wiring
Thermal Insulation
Fireplaces and Stoves
Interior Surfaces
Finishing the Interior
Finish Sitework
Alternative Construction Systems
Multifamily Construction
Low-Tech, Low-Energy Construction
Loadbearing Masonry and Concrete Construction
Timber Frame Construction
Light-Gauge Steel Construction
Panelized Construction
Glossary
Index

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