Fundamentals of Residential Construction / Edition 2

Fundamentals of Residential Construction / Edition 2

by Edward Allen, Rob Thallon
     
 

Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Second Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing, and

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Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Second Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing, and roofing.

Abundantly illustrated with more than 1,200 drawings and photographs, this Second Edition provides authoritative coverage on wood light-frame construction, industrialized systems of construction, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel frame, panelized construction, and new information on engineered materials, windows and doors, as well as:

  • Zoning ordinances
  • Plumbing
  • Building codes
  • Heating and cooling
  • Financing
  • Wiring
  • Environmental concerns
  • Finish sitework
  • Rough sitework

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471681793
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.37(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknoeledgments.

PART I: CONTEXT.

1. The Context for Construction.

2. The Construction Community: Builders, Contractors, and Developers.

3. The Design Community.

PART II: MATERIALS.

4. The Material Wood.

5. Masonry.

6. Concrete.

PART III: WOOD LIGHT FRAME CONSTRUCTION.

7. Rough Sitework.

8. Foundations.

9. Framing.

10. Roof Framing.

11. Finishing the Roof.

12. Windows and Exterior Doors.

13. Finishing the Exterior Walls.

14. Plumbing.

15. Heating and Cooling.

16. Electrical Wiring.

17. Thermal Insulation.

18. Fireplaces and Stoves.

19. Interior Surfaces.

20. Finishing the Interior.

21. Finish Sitework.

PART IV: ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS.

22. Low-Tech, Low-Energy Construction.

23. Loadbearing Masonry and Concrete Construction.

24. Timber Frame Construction.

25. Light-Gauge Steel Constrcution.

26. Panelized Constructin.

Glossary.

Index.

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