Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques

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Organized by CSI divisions II to XVI, this practical, easy-to-read text is the most comprehensive treatment of construction materials and methods on the market today. Uniquely detailed in material properties, the text covers all current materials and their applications in commercial and residential buildings. Carpentry chapters pay special attention to light-frame construction with both wood and metal. The book's engaging chapter glossaries, review questions, applications, and references give the student vital ...

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NEW: DESCRIPTION: 1195 Pages: Thomson Delmar Learning; 1st edition (August 5, 1997) : Delmar presents the one complete reference for architects, civil engineers, construction ... engineers--virtually everyone involved in the building trades. Organized by CSI divisions II to XVI, this practical book covers all current materials and their applications in commercial and residential buildings. Carpentry chapters pay special attention to light-frame construction with both wood and metal; additional chapters cover plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and other critical systems. Almost 2,000 drawings and photographs bring the information to life, while metric charts provide the perfect resource for quick calculations. A vital part of every professional's library! Read more Show Less

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Overview

Organized by CSI divisions II to XVI, this practical, easy-to-read text is the most comprehensive treatment of construction materials and methods on the market today. Uniquely detailed in material properties, the text covers all current materials and their applications in commercial and residential buildings. Carpentry chapters pay special attention to light-frame construction with both wood and metal. The book's engaging chapter glossaries, review questions, applications, and references give the student vital tools for grasping concepts and exploring topics further. Special chapters on plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems help set the text apart. Suitable for courses in construction technology, architecture, civil technology, and building trades.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314205377
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: Construction/Building Trades Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1216
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.90 (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.
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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 WORK. CSI DIVISION I: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. CSI DIVISION II: SITE WORK. 4. The Building Site. 5. Soils. 6. Foundations. PART III: CONCRETE AND MASONRY. CSI DIVISION III: CONCRETE. 7. Concrete. 8. Cast-In-Place Concrete. 9. Precast Concrete Construction. CSI DIVISION IV: MASONRY. 10. Mortar for Masonry Walls. 11. Clay Brick and Tile. 12. Concrete Masonry. 13. Stone. 14. Masonry Construction. PART IV: METALS, WOOD AND PLASTIC. CSI DIVISION V: METALS. 15. Ferrous Metals. 16. Nonferrous Metals. 17. Steel Frame Construction. CSI DIVISION VI: WOOD AND PLASTICS. 18. Wood. 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 Framed Buildings. 23. Paper and Pulp Products. 24. Plastics. PART V: THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION, DOORS, WINDOWS, AND FINISHES. CSI DIVISION VII: THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION. 25. Thermal Insulation and Vapor Barriers. 26. Bonding Agents, Sealers, and Sealants. 27. Bituminous Materials. 28. Roofing Systems. CSI DIVISION VIII: DOORS AND WINDOWS. 29. Glass. 30. Doors, Windows, Entrances, and Store Fronts. 31. Cladding Systems. CSI DIVISION IX: FINISHES. 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. CSI DIVISION X: SPECIALTIES. 39. Specialties. CSI DIVISION XI: EQUIPMENT. 40. Residential and Commercial Equipment.. CSI DIVISION XII: FURNISHINGS. 41. Furnishings. PART VII: SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION AND CONVEYING SYSTEMS. CSI DIVISION XIII: SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION. 42. Special Construction. CSI DIVISION XIV: CONVEYING SYSTEMS. 43. Conveying Systems. PART VIII: MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL. CSI DIVISION XV: MECHANICAL. 44. Fire Protection Systems. 45. Plumbing Systems. 46. Heating, Airconditioning, Ventilation, and Refrigeration. CSI DIVISION XVI: ELECTRICAL. 47. Electrical Equipment and Systems. Appendices. Glossary.

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