Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques: Building for a Sustainable Future / Edition 3by William P. Spence, Eva Kultermann
Pub. Date: 01/19/2010
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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
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.
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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