Building Construction: Principles, Materials, & Systems / Edition 2

Building Construction: Principles, Materials, & Systems / Edition 2

by Medan Mehta Ph.D., Walter Scarborough, Diane Armpriest
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0132148692

ISBN-13: 9780132148696

Pub. Date: 01/10/2012

Publisher: Pearson

The science of building construction and design is evolving more quickly than ever before. The second edition of this outstanding text builds on the previous version. It incorporates the latest updates available, features hundreds of new pieces of artwork, and is now in FULL COLOR! Written by an author team with decades of experience in architecture, building

Overview

The science of building construction and design is evolving more quickly than ever before. The second edition of this outstanding text builds on the previous version. It incorporates the latest updates available, features hundreds of new pieces of artwork, and is now in FULL COLOR! Written by an author team with decades of experience in architecture, building construction, engineering, and teaching, Building Construction: Principles, Materials & Systems 2nd Edition is a comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to construction methods and materials.

Continuing on with the books unique organization, Principles of Construction are covered in Part One and Materials and Systems of Construction are covered in Part Two. Emphasizing a visual approach to learning, it includes more than 1,400 original illustrations and an extra large trim size (9” x 12”) that provides an open and inviting layout that readers are sure to appreciate.

Plus! A completely revamped and expanded companion website, "MyConstructionKit", is also available!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132148696
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
976
Sales rank:
299,097
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Principles

Chapter 1 An Overview of the Building Delivery Process—How Buildings Come into Being

Chapter 2 Construction Regulations and Standards

Chapter 3 Loads on Buildings

Chapter 4 Load Resistance—The Structural Properties of Materials

Chapter 5 Properties of the Envelope–I: Thermal Properties

Chapter 6 Properties of the Envelope–II: Air and Water Vapor Control

Chapter 7 Fire-Related Properties

Chapter 8 Acoustical Properties of Materials

Chapter 9 Principles of Joints and Sealants (Expansion and Contraction Control)

Chapter 10 Principles of Sustainable Construction

Part 2: Materials and Systems

Chapter 11 Soils and Excavations

Chapter 12 Below-Grade Construction: Foundation Systems and Basements

Chapter 13 Materials for Wood Construction–I (Lumber)

Chapter 14 Materials for Wood Construction–II (Engineered Wood, Fasteners, and Connectors)

Chapter 15 Wood Light Frame Construction–I

Chapter 16 Wood Light Frame Construction–II

Chapter 17 Structural Insulated Panel System Construction

Chapter 18 The Material Steel and Steel Components

Chapter 19 Structural Steel Construction

Chapter 20 Light-Gauge Steel Construction

Chapter 21 Lime, Portland Cement, and Concrete

Chapter 22 Concrete Construction–I (Formwork, Reinforcement and Slabs-on-Ground)

Chapter 23 Concrete Construction–II (Site-Cast and Precast Concrete Systems)

Chapter 24 Masonry Materials–I (Mortar and Brick)

Chapter 25 Masonry Materials–II (Concrete Masonry Units, Natural Stone, and Glass Masonry Units)

Chapter 26 Masonry and Concrete Bearing Wall Construction

Chapter 27 Exterior Wall Cladding–I (Principles of Rainwater Infiltration Control)

Chapter 28 Exterior Wall Cladding–II (Masonry, Precast Concrete, and GFRC)

Chapter 29 Exterior Wall Cladding–III (Stucco, EIFS, Natural Stone, and Insulated Metal Panels)

Chapter 30 Glass, Glazing and Light-Transmitting Plastics

Chapter 31 Windows and Doors

Chapter 32 Exterior Wall Cladding–IV (Glass-Aluminum Wall Systems)

Chapter 33 Roofing–I (Low-Slope Roofs)

Chapter 34 Roofing–II (Steep Roofs)

Chapter 35 Stairs

Chapter 36 Floor Coverings

Chapter 37 Ceilings

Appendix A System of Units

Appendix B Preliminary Sizing of Structural Members

References and Further Reading

Answers to Quizzes

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