Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques / Edition 2

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Comprehensive in nature, this newly updated book extensively explores construction materials and properties as well as current methods of residential and commercial building construction. Revisions reflect the changes based on the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and follows the logical sequence of a construction project. The Second Edition is complete with current information that is the result of input from hundreds of manufacturers and professional and trade organizations, and makes frequent reference to building codes relating to various construction materials and methods.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418001810
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/21/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1120
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

William P. Spence is Dean of the College of Technology as well as Professor of Construction Engineering Technology emeritus at Pittsburg State University in KS. He currently is active as a full-time author of more than 30 technical construction books.
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Table of Contents

PART I - Introduction to Construction Methods, Materials And Techniques 1. Building Structures and Systems : An Overview 2. Construction: A Dynamic Industry 3. Properties of Materials PART II - General Requirements And Site Construction 4. The Building Site 5. Soil 6. Foundations PART III - Concrete And Masonry 7. Concrete 8. Cast-in-Place Concrete 9. Precast Concrete 10. Mortars for Masonry Walls 11. Clay Brick and Tile 12. Concrete Masonry 13. Stone 14. Masonry Construction PART IV - Metals, Wood And Plastics 15. Ferrous Metals 16. Nonferrous Metals 17. Steel Frame Construction 18. Wood 19. Products Manufactured from Wood 20. Wood and Metal Light Frame Construction 21. Heavy Timber Construction 22. Finishing the Exterior and Interior Wood Frame Buildings 23. Paper and Paper Pulp Products 24. Plastics PART V - Thermal And Moisture Protection, Doors, Windows And Finishes 25. Thermal Insulation and Vapor Barriers 26. Bonding Agents, Sealers and Sealants 27. Bituminous Materials 28. Roofing Systems 29. Glass 30. Doors, Windows, Entrances and Storefronts 31. Cladding Systems 32. Interior Finishes 33. Protective and Decorative Coatings 34. Gypsum, Lime and Plaster 35. Acoustical Materials 36. Interior Walls, Partitions and Ceilings 37. Flooring 38. Carpeting PART VI - Specialties, Equipment And Furnishings 39. Specialties 40. Residential and Commercial Equipment 41. Furnishings PART VII - Special Construction And Conveying Systems 42. Special Construction 43. Conveying Systems PART VIII - Mechanical And Electrical 44. Fire Protection Systems 45. Plumbing Systems 46. Heating, Air-Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration 47. Electrical Equipment and Systems APPENDIXES
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