Principles and Practices of Light Construction

ISBN-10: 0130496626

ISBN-13: 9780130496621

Edition: 6th 2004

Authors: Ronald C. Smith, T. L. Honkala, W. Malcolm Sharp

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For courses in Architectural Drafting and Light Construction, Residential Construction, and General Carpentry. This complete introduction to residential construction includes coverage of the use and care of hand and power tools, building site preparation, and complete construction from foundation to finished product. A comprehensive text that addresses how residential buildings are assembled, regardless of location, Principles and Practices of Light Construction contains ample photos, up-to-date explanations, and guides to the proper and safe process of construction. Intended for beginners, this guide also will prove useful for advanced construction people, as it provides valuable insights in how to approach construction issues.
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List price: $120.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/21/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Hand Tools
Construction Equipment
Review Questions
Types of Scaffolds
Safe Use of Scaffolds
Review Questions
The Building Site
Site Investigation
Soil Investigation
Available Services
Zoning Restrictions
Site Layout
Leveling Instruments
Leveling Operations
Review Questions
The Foundation
Foundation Types
Foundation Excavation
Excavating Procedures
Concrete Full Basement Construction
Concrete Block Foundation Walls
Concrete Surface Foundation
Slab-on-Ground Foundation
Pier Foundation
Preserved Wood Foundation
Concrete Placing
Basement Floor
Concrete Steps
Sidewalks and Driveways
Review Questions
The Floor Frame
Component Parts
Posts and Beams
Bearing Walls
Foundation Wall-Floor Frame Connection
Review Questions
The Wall Frame
Component Parts, Platform Frame
Platform Frame Wall Construction
Cutting the Frame
Assembling the Frame
Wall Sheathing
Erecting the Frame
Light Steel Wall Framing
Masonry Wall Systems
Review Questions
The Ceiling and Roof Frame
Ceiling Joist Sizes
Cutting Ceiling Joists
Assembling the Ceiling Frame
Roof Shapes
Rafter Terms
How to Use the Rafter Table
Roof Frame Assembly
Gable Frame
Rafter Bracing
Dormer Framing
Trussed Roof Systems
Alternate Roof Systems
Flat Roof with Regular Joists
Flat Roof with Laminated Beams
Glue-Laminated Arches
Review Questions
Stair Building
Terms Used in Stair Building
Stair Dimensions
Types of Stairs
How to Build an Open Stringer Stair
How to Build a Semihoused Stringer Stair
How to Lay Out and Cut a Housed Stringer
Assembling a Housed Stringer Stair
Assembling the Handrail
Review Questions
Exterior Finishing
Cornice Work
Roof Coverings
Exterior Doors
Wall Sheathing Paper
Types of Exterior Wall Finish
Stone Construction
Review Questions
Interior Finishing
Interior Wall and Ceiling Finishes
Inside Door Frames
Interior Trim
Review Questions
Energy-Efficient Housing
Floor Frame
Wall Frame
Ceilings and Roofs
Passive Solar Gain
Building Evaluation
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