Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques: Building for a Sustainable Future / Edition 3

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Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 3E offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well-structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis in providing the most current information available, including sustainability and green design, this third edition is fully equipped with content that reflects the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and information that is based on the input of hundreds of today's top manufacturers and professional and trade organizations. In addition, relevant building codes are frequently referenced, rounding out this need-to-know coverage that is critical to success in the industry.

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"The textbook has a long history of being used as an instructional tool to teach construction methods and materials. The text has just been revised to include new materials to aid the educator in preparing students for a vast array of construction related professions."

"This book works well as introductory book for trade or college students and equally good resource for working professionals and researchers."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435481084
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Series: Go Green with Renewable Energy Resources Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 934
  • Sales rank: 406,538
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.60 (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, KS. He currently is active as a full-time author of over 30 technical construction books.

Eva Kultermann is an Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology where she teaches courses in Materials, Architectural Design, Design Build, architectural Technology, Vertical Framing, and Energy Conscious/Sustainable Design. In 2011, she was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Architecture. Formerly, she taught at the University of Arkansas and won the school's Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. She also worked as a professional builder, trim carpenter, foreperson, and project manager. Ms. Kultermann holds a Carpentry Diploma from Northwest Arkansas Vocational Technical School, a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas, and an M.S. in Energy Efficient Architecture from Oxford Brooks University in England. She is the co-author of Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques, third edition.

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Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Construction Industry: An Overview. 2. Regulatory Constraints, Standards and Sustainability. Part II: SITE CONSTRUCTION AND EARTHWORK. 3. Properties of Materials. 4. The Building Site. 5. Soils. 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, Plastics, and Composites. 19. Products Manufactured from Wood. 20. Wood and Metal Light Frame Construction. 21. Heavy Timber Construction. 22. Finishing the Exterior and Interior of Light Wood Frame Buildings. 23. Paper and Paper Pulp Products. 24. Plastics. Part V: THERMAL AND MOISTURE/OPENINGS/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. Painting and Coatings. 34. Gypsum, Lime, and Plaster. 35. Acoustical Materials. 36. Interior Walls, Partitions, and Ceilings. 37. Flooring. 38. Carpeting. 39. Specialties. 40. Residential and Commercial Equipment. 41. Furnishings. 42. Special Construction. 43. Conveying Systems. 44. Fire-Suppression Systems. 45. Plumbing Systems. 46. Heating, Air-Conditioning, Ventilation, And Refrigeration. 47. Electrical Equipment And Systems. 48. Electronic Safety and Security. Appendices.

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