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An introduction to the art of building, it has been revised and updated to reflect changes in the industry. Describes the materials used since ancient times--wood, stone, brick and the techniques by which they are made into buildings today--before proceeding to structural steel, reinforced and prestressed concrete, float glass, extruded aluminum, advanced gypsum products, synthetic rubber compounds and plastics. Deals with whole systems of building including foundations, framing, roofing, interiors, electrical and mechanical systems. Each chapter contains a summary, list of key terms and concepts, review questions and references. Illustrated with over 300 line drawings and 700 photographs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471333449
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 160

Meet the Author

Edward Allen, FAIS, has taught for more than thirty-five years as a faculty member at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and as an invited guest at institutions in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. He has designed more than fifty constructed buildings and is the best-selling author of The Architect's Studio Companion, Architectural Detailing, Form and Forces, and Fundamentals of Residential Construction, all published by Wiley.

Joseph Iano is an author, illustrator, and architect whose experience includes professional practice, teaching design and technology in numerous schools of architecture, and work in the construction trades. He has collaborated with Edward Allen on numerous publications over a span of more than twenty-five years. Currently, he heads a Seattle firm that provides technical and quality management consulting to architects and others in the design and construction industry.

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Table of Contents

Getting Started With the Exercises v
1. Making Buildings 1
1.1 Building Code Restrictions 3
1.2 Observing Construction 5
1.3 The Project Team 9
2. Foundations 15
2.1 Waterproofing and Drainage 17
2.2 Soil Types and Bearing Capacities 19
2.3 Foundation and Slope Support Systems 21
3. Wood 23
3.1 Working With Wood 25
3.2 Working With Wood--Part II 27
4. Heavy Timber Frame Construction 29
4.1 Heavy Timber Framing 31
5. Wood Light Frame Construction 33
5.1 Laying Out Floor Framing 35
5.2 Laying Out Wall Framing 37
5.3 Working With Pitched Roofs 41
5.4 Designing Roof Framing 43
6. Exterior Finishes For Wood Light Frame Construction 45
6.1 Exterior Detailing 47
7. Interior Finishes For Wood Light Frame Construction 49
7.1 Proportioning Fireplaces 51
7.2 Proportioning Stairs 53
7.3 Platform Frame Design Project 55
8. Brick Masonry 59
8.1 Selecting Bricks and Mortar 61
8.2 Brick Bonds 63
8.3 Masonry Dimensioning 67
8.4 Lintels and Arches 69
9. Stone and Concrete Masonry 71
9.1 Selecting Concrete Masonry Units 73
9.2 Stone Masonry 75
10. Masonry Loadbearing Wall Construction 77
10.1 Movement Joints In Masonry Construction 79
10.2 Masonry Cavity Wall Detailing 81
11. Steel Frame Construction 83
11.1 Steel Structural Shapes 85
11.2 Steel Framing Plans 89
11.3 Detailing Steel Connections 93
11.4 Steel Frame Design Exercise 95
12. Light Gauge Steel Framing 99
12.1 Light Gauge Steel Framing Details 101
13. Concrete Construction 103
13.1 Detailing Concrete Reinforcing Bars 105
14. Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems 107
14.1 Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems 109
14.2 Architectural Concrete 111
15. Precast Concrete Framing Systems 113
15.1 Precast Concrete Framing Systems 115
15.2 Detailing Precast Concrete Framing 119
16. Roofing 121
16.1 Low-Slope Roof Drainage 123
16.2 Low-Slope Roof Detailing 125
17. Glass and Glazing 127
17.1 Selecting Glass and Glazing 128
18. Windows and Doors 129
18.1 Selecting Windows and Doors 130
19. Designing Cladding Systems 131
19.1 Rainscreen Cladding and Sealant Joint Design 133
20. Cladding With Masonry and Concrete 135
20.1 Masonry Cladding Design 136
21. Cladding With Metal and Glass 137
21.1 Aluminum Extrusions 139
22. Selecting Interior Finishes 141
22.1 Selecting Interior Finish Systems 143
23. Interior Walls and Partitions 145
23.1 Detailing Wall Finishes 147
24. Finish Ceilings and Floors 149
24.1 Detailing Floor and Ceiling Finishes 151
Teach Yourself To Build 153
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