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Fundamentals of Residential Construction

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ISBN-10: 0471681792

ISBN-13: 9780471681793

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Edward Allen, Rob Thallon

List price: $110.00
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This definitive textbook on residential construction offers an in-depth look at the procedures and materials that are specific to home building.
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Book details

List price: $110.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

The Context for Construction
A Building Culture
Construction Systems
Types of Residential Development
Zoning Ordinances, Building Codes, and Other Legal Constraints
Building Costs and Financing
Environmental Responsibility: Building Green
Building a House: The Typical Process
The Construction Community: Builders, Contractors, and Developers
Builders and Contractors
Obtaining Work
The Residential Developer
Training the Construction Community
The Design Community
Residential Designers
The Design Process
Design Sources
Communication Between Designer and Builder
The Material Wood
Wood Products
Chemical Treatment
Wood Fasteners
Wood-Manufactured Building Components
Types of Wood Construction
Building Green with Wood
Concrete Masonry
Brick Masonry
Stone Masonry
Other Types of Masonry Units
Special Problems of Masonry Construction
Building Green with Masonry
Cement and Concrete
Making and Placing Concrete
ACI 301
Building Green with Concrete
Wood Light Frame Construction
Rough Sitework
Design Considerations
Organizing the Site for Construction
Site Preparation
Site Utilities
Surface Water Drainage
Foundation Loads
Foundation Settlement
Designing Foundations
Concrete Foundation Walls
Concrete Masonry Foundation Walls
Concrete Slab Foundations
Wood Foundations
Precast Concrete Foundations
Drainage and Waterproofing
Foundation Insulation
Foundation Design and the Building Codes
Floor and Wall Framing
The Platform Frame
Building the Frame
Roof Framing
Roof Types and Parts
Building the Roof
Wood Framing and the Building Codes
The Uniqueness of Wood Light Frame Construction
Building Green with Wood Framing
Finishing the Roof
Preparation for Roofing
Roof Slope
Steep Roofs
Low-Slope Roofs
Roof Edge Details
Roof Drainage
Roofing and the Building Codes
Building Green with Roofing
Windows and Exterior Doors
Exterior Doors
Building Green with Windows and Doors
Finishing the Exterior Walls
The Weather Barrier Membrane
Exterior Trim
Exterior Paints and Coatings
Ladders and Scaffolds
Building Green at the Exterior Walls
Plumbing Basics
Planning for Pipes
Rough-in Plumbing
Finish Plumbing
Plumbing Codes
Other Piping Systems
Building Green with Plumbing Systems
Heating and Cooling
Choosing a System
Forced-Air Systems
Radiant Panel Systems
Hydronic Heating Systems
Local Source Heaters
Finishing a Heating/Cooling System
Heating and Cooling Systems and the Building Codes
Green Strategies for Heating and Cooling Buildings
Electrical Wiring
Wiring Basics
Electrical System Design
Rough-in Electrical Installation
Finish Electrical
Electrical Wiring and the Building Codes
Low-Voltage Wiring
Building Green with Electrical Systems
Thermal Insulation
The Thermal Envelope and Its Components
Thermal Insulation Materials
How Much Insulation?
Installation of Insulation
Control of Water Vapor
Ventilation of Cavities
Control of Air Infiltration
Building Green with Thermal Insulation
Fireplaces and Stoves
Selecting a Fireplace
Planning for Fireplace Construction
The Masonry Fireplace
Factory-Built Fireplaces
Freestanding Stoves
Fireplaces and the Building Codes
How Green Are Fireplaces and Stoves?
Interior Surfaces
Wall and Ceiling Finish
Finish Flooring
Building Green with Gypsum Products
Finishing the Interior
Interior Doors
Finish Carpentry and Trim
Paints and Coatings
Building Green with Paints and Coatings
Finish Sitework
Paving Systems
Level Changes
Porches and Decks
Finish Grading
Outdoor Lighting
Green Considerations in Finish Sitework
Alternative Construction Systems
Low-Tech, Low-Energy Construction
Earthen Construction
Stacked Log Construction
Straw Bale Construction
The "Greenness" of Earth, Logs, and Bales
Loadbearing Masonry and Concrete Construction
Loadbearing Masonry
Insulating Concrete Forms
Timber Frame Construction
The Uniqueness of the Timber Frame
Materials and Structure of the Timber Frame
Building a Timber Frame House
Timber Framing and the Building Codes
Building Green with Heavy Timber
Light-Gauge Steel Construction
Light-Gauge Steel Frame Construction
Building Green with Steel Framing
Panelized Construction
The Concept of Panelized Construction
Types of Panels
Framed Panel Systems
Structural Insulated Panels