Building Construction Materials and Methods

ISBN-10: 0471219037
ISBN-13: 9780471219033
Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)
List price: $110.00
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Description: Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete, this book also covers green design and energy-efficient construction energies, and is based on the International  More...

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List price: $110.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/25/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 912
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 5.500
Language: English

Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete, this book also covers green design and energy-efficient construction energies, and is based on the International Building Code.

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
Designing Buildings
Choosing Building Systems: Constraints
Choosing Building Systems: Information Resources
Choosing Building Systems: The Work of the Design Professional
Foundations
Foundation Loads
Foundation Settlement
Soils
Excavation
Foundations
Seismic Base Isolation
Underpinning
Retaining Walls
Waterproofing and Drainage
Basement Insulation
Shallow Frost-Protected Foundations
Backfilling
Up-Down Construction
Designing Foundations
Foundation Design and the Building Codes
Wood
Trees
Lumber
Wood Products
Chemical Treatment
Wood Fasteners
Wood Manufactured Building Components
Types of Wood Construction
From Concept to Reality: An Enclosure for a Residential Swimming Pool
Heavy Timber Frame Construction
Heavy Timber (Mill) Construction
Combustible Buildings Framed with Heavy Timber
Longer Spans in Heavy Timber
Heavy Timber and the Building Codes
Uniqueness of Heavy Timber Framing
Wood Light Frame Construction
History
Platform Frame
Foundations for Light Frame Structures
Building the Frame
Wood Light Frame Construction and the Building Codes
Uniqueness of Wood Light Frame Construction
Exterior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction
Roofing
Windows and Doors
Siding
Corner Boards and Exterior Trim
Exterior Construction
Exterior Painting, Finish Grading, and Landscaping
Interior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction
Thermal Insulation and Vapor Retarder
Wall and Ceiling Finish
Millwork and Finish Carpentry
Flooring and Ceramic Tile Work
Finishing Touches
Brick Masonry
History
Mortar
Brick Masonry
Stone and Concrete Masonry
Stone Masonry
Concrete Masonry
Other Types of Masonry Units
Masonry Loadbearing Wall Construction
Wall Types
Spanning Systems for Masonry Bearing Wall Construction
Some Special Problems of Masonry Construction
Masonry and the Building Codes
Uniqueness of Masonry
Steel Frame Construction
History
The Material Steel
Details of Steel Framing
The Construction Process
Fireproofing of Steel Framing
Longer Spans in Steel
Composite Columns
Industrialized Systems in Steel
Steel and the Building Codes
Uniqueness of Steel
Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction
The Concept of Light Gauge Steel Construction
Framing Procedures
Other Common Uses of Light Gauge Steel Framing
Advantages and Disadvantages of Light Gauge Steel Framing
Light Gauge Steel Framing and the Building Codes
Finishes for Light Gauge Steel Framing
From Concept to Reality: Camera Obscura at Mitchell Park, Greenport, New York
Concrete Construction
History
Cement and Concrete
Making and Placing Concrete
Formwork
Reinforcing
Prestressing
ACI 301
Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems
Casting a Concrete Slab on Grade
Casting a Concrete Wall
Casting a Concrete Column
One-Way Floor and Roof Framing Systems
Two-Way Floor and Roof Framing Systems
Concrete Stairs
Sitecast Posttensioned Framing Systems
Selecting a Sitecast Concrete Framing System
Innovations in Sitecast Concrete Construction
Architectural Concrete
Longer Spans in Sitecast Concrete
Designing Economical Sitecast Concrete Buildings
Sitecast Concrete and the Building Codes
Uniqueness of Sitecast Concrete
Precast Concrete Framing Systems
Precast, Prestressed Concrete Structural Elements
Assembly Concepts for Precast Concrete Buildings
Manufacture of Precast Concrete Structural Elements
Joining Precast Concrete Elements
The Construction Process
Precast Concrete and the Building Codes
Uniqueness of Precast Concrete
Roofing
Low-Slope Roofs
Steep Roofs
Roofing and the Building Codes
Glass and Glazing
History
The Material Glass
Glazing
Glass and Energy
Glass and the Building Codes
From Concept to Reality: Skating Rink at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
Windows and Doors
Windows
Doors
Designing Cladding Systems
The Design Requirements for Cladding
Conceptual Approaches to Watertightness in Cladding
Sealant Joints in Cladding
Basic Concepts of Building Cladding Systems
Testing Cladding Systems
Cladding and the Building Codes
Cladding with Masonry and Concrete
Masonry Veneer Curtain Walls
Stone Curtain Walls
Precast Concrete Curtain Walls
Exterior Insulation and Finish System
Future Directions in Masonry and Stone Cladding
From Concept to Reality: Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington
Cladding with Metal and Glass
Aluminum Extrusions
Modes of Assembly
An Outside Glazed Curtain Wall System
An Inside Glazed Curtain Wall System
The Rainscreen Principle in Metal-and-Glass Cladding
Expansion Joints in Metal-and-Glass Walls
Slope Glazing
Dual-Layered Glass Cladding
Curtain Wall Design: The Process
Selecting Interior Finishes
Installation of Mechanical and Electrical Services
The Sequence of Interior Finishing Operations
Selecting Interior Finish Systems
Trends in Interior Finish Systems
Interior Walls and Partitions
Types of Interior Walls
Framed Partition Systems
Masonry Partition Systems
Wall and Partition Facings
Finish Ceilings and Floors
Finish Ceilings
Types of Ceilings
Finish Flooring
Flooring Thickness
Appendix
Glossary
Index

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