Audel Complete Building Construction / Edition 5

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Overview

Whether construction is your livelihood or you're just planning a home addition, you need to know the latest about materials, methods, and more. From locating the structure on the site to installing roof shingles, this book helps you make responsible decisions about every stage of building construction. Fully updated with information about available resources, new materials, and recent code changes, it helps you build cost-effective, energy-efficient structures with confidence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764571114
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/22/2004
  • Series: Audel Technical Trades Series , #21
  • Edition description: All New 5th Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 1,190,969
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xix
About the Authors xxi
Preface xxiii
Chapter 1 Location of Structure on Site 1
Basic Conditions 1
Staking Out House Location 3
Other Important Documents 10
Summary 12
Review Questions 12
Chapter 2 Concrete 15
Portland Cement 15
Cements 16
Types of Portland Cement 16
Normal Concrete 17
Handling and Placing Concrete 20
Concrete Slump 30
Summary 31
Review Questions 32
Chapter 3 Foundations 35
Types of Foundations 35
Footings 35
Foundation Design Details 36
Slabs-on-Grade 50
Capillarity and Capillary Breaks 54
Backfilling 66
Permanent Wood Foundations 68
Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations 73
Summary 81
Review Questions 84
Chapter 4 Finishing and Curing Concrete 85
Screeding 85
Tamping or Jitterbugging 86
Finishing 86
Finishing Air-Entrained Concrete 91
Curing 93
Summary 98
Review Questions 99
Chapter 5 Concrete Block 101
Block Sizes 101
Decorative Block 101
Standard Concrete Block 106
Wall Thickness 109
Foundations 110
Mortar 114
Building with Concrete Blocks 116
Basement Walls 124
Building Interior Walls 124
Building Techniques 124
Summary 131
Review Questions 132
Chapter 6 Chimneys and Fireplaces 133
Flues 136
Chimney Construction 137
Fireplaces 139
Fireplace Construction 147
Smoky Fireplaces 156
Summary 161
Review Questions 162
Chapter 7 Woods Used in Construction 163
Cutting at the Mill 166
Defects 168
Selection of Lumber 169
Decay of Lumber 174
Plywood 176
Particleboard 181
Hardboard 182
Specialty Hardboards 184
Summary 185
Review Questions 186
Chapter 8 Framing Lumber 187
Standard Sizes of Bulk Lumber 187
Grades of Lumber 187
Framing Lumber 189
Computing Board Feet 189
Methods of Framing 190
Foundation Sills 193
Girders 198
Floor Joists 199
Interior Partitions 199
Framing Around Openings 200
Headers 200
Corner Studs 200
Roofs 200
Hip Rafters 202
Dormers 202
Stairways 204
Fire and Draft Stops 205
Chimney and Fireplace Construction 207
Summary 207
Review Questions 208
Chapter 9 Girders and Engineered Lumber 209
Girders 209
Summary 246
Review Questions 247
Chapter 10 Floor Framing 249
Alternative Methods and Materials 249
Cantilevered In-Line Joist System 251
Glued Floors 255
Nails to Use 259
Construction Adhesives 260
I-Joists 261
Summary 267
Review Questions 268
Chapter 11 Outer Wall Framing 269
Value Engineering 269
The Arkansas House 271
The Engineered Framing System 274
Modular Framing 275
Reducing Wall Framing Costs 277
Mold and Mildew 277
Floating Interior Angle Application 281
Window and Door Framing 284
Interior/Exterior Wall Junction 285
Headers 286
Preframing Conferences 288
Summary 289
Review Questions 289
Chapter 12 Roof Framing 291
Types of Roofs 291
Roof Construction 296
Rafters 298
Prefabricated Roof Trusses 322
Summary 325
Review Questions 325
Chapter 13 Roofing 327
Slope of Roofs 328
Roll Roofing 329
Built-Up Roof (BUR) 331
Wood Shingles 333
Asphalt Shingles 339
Slate 346
Gutters and Downspouts 349
Selecting Roofing Materials 350
Detection of Roof Leaks 351
Summary 352
Review Questions 353
Chapter 14 Cornice Construction 355
Box Cornices 355
Closed Cornices 355
Wide Box Cornices 355
Open Cornices 356
Cornice Returns 357
Rake or Gable-End Finish 358
Summary 359
Review Questions 360
Chapter 15 Sheathing and Siding 361
Fiberboard Sheathing 361
Solid Wood Sheathing 361
Plywood Sheathing 361
Rigid Exterior Foam Sheathing 362
Sheathing Paper 367
Wood Siding 371
Wood Shingles and Shakes 377
Installation of Siding 378
Aluminum Siding 381
Vinyl Siding 382
Summary 382
Review Questions 383
Chapter 16 Windows 385
Basic Considerations and Recent Developments 385
Window Types 396
Double-Hung Windows 398
Hinged or Casement Windows 399
Summary 400
Review Questions 401
Chapter 17 Insulation 403
Types of Insulation 404
Vapor Diffusion Retarders 430
Heat Flow Basics 434
Attic Radiant Barriers 437
Summary 457
Review Questions 458
Chapter 18 Interior Walls and Ceilings 459
Plasterboard 459
Construction with Plasterboard 461
Fireproof Walls and Ceilings 477
Joint Finishing 488
Prefinished Wallboard 495
Paneling 508
Summary 526
Review Questions 527
Chapter 19 Stairs 529
Stair Construction 529
Glossary of Stair Terms 539
Disappearing Stairs 544
Summary 552
Review Questions 553
Chapter 20 Flooring 555
Wood Strip Flooring 555
Installation of Wood Strip Flooring 557
Soundproof Floors 566
Parquet Flooring 566
Ceramic Tile 566
Other Finished Floorings 568
Summary 570
Review Questions 572
Chapter 21 Doors 573
Types of Doors 573
Installing Doors 575
Hanging Mill-Built Doors 579
Swinging Doors 582
Sliding Doors 582
Garage Doors 583
Patio Doors 588
Summary 589
Review Questions 590
Chapter 22 Ceramic Tile 591
Tile Applications 591
Types of Tile 592
Installing Tile 592
Summary 601
Review Questions 602
Chapter 23 Attic Ventilation 603
Moisture Control 604
Summer Ventilation 604
Airflow Patterns 606
Is There a Solution? 610
Ridge Vents 612
Soffit Vents 615
Drip-Edge Vents 617
Shingle-Over Ridge Vents 618
Hip Roofs 619
The Necessity of Attic Ventilation 619
Summary 620
Review Questions 620
Chapter 24 Radon 621
How Does Radon Get into a House? 621
Radon Reduction Methods 624
Summary 628
Review Questions 629
Appendix Reference Materials 631
Information Services 636
Glossary 639
Index 663
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