Fundamentals of Residential Construction / Edition 2

Fundamentals of Residential Construction / Edition 2

by Edward Allen, Rob Thallon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471681792

ISBN-13: 9780471681793

Pub. Date: 02/24/2006

Publisher: Wiley

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

1The context for construction3
2The construction community : builders, contractors, and developers28
3The design community46
4The material wood69
5Masonry106
6Concrete144
7Rough sitework167
8Foundations184
9Floor and wall farming212
10Roof framing240
11Finishing the roof268
12Windows and exterior doors298
13Finishing the exterior walls320
14Plumbing344
15Heating and cooling360
16Electrical wiring382
17Thermal insulation398
18Fireplaces and stoves422
19Interior surfaces444
20Finishing the interior462
21Finish sitework484
22Low-tech, low-energy construction504
23Loadbearing masonry and concrete construction532
24Timber frame construction548
25Light-gauge steel construction564
26Panelized construction578

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