Fundamentals of Residential Construction / Edition 2

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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, the 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471681793
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/24/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.66 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 1.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Allen, FAIA, has been a member of the faculties of Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest instructor at other institutions across the United States. Along with a teaching career that spans more than thirty years, he has designed more than fifty constructed buildings. He is the best selling author of The Architect's Studio Companion, Architectural Detailing, Form and Forces, and Fundamentals of Building Construction, all published by Wiley.

Rob Thallon, architect, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is the author of the following best selling series of guides: Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, Graphic Guide to Site Construction, and Graphic Guide to Interior Details. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in residential design and construction, and has designed and overseen construction of numerous custom houses and housing complexes.

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Table of Contents

1 The context for construction 3
2 The construction community : builders, contractors, and developers 28
3 The design community 46
4 The material wood 69
5 Masonry 106
6 Concrete 144
7 Rough sitework 167
8 Foundations 184
9 Floor and wall farming 212
10 Roof framing 240
11 Finishing the roof 268
12 Windows and exterior doors 298
13 Finishing the exterior walls 320
14 Plumbing 344
15 Heating and cooling 360
16 Electrical wiring 382
17 Thermal insulation 398
18 Fireplaces and stoves 422
19 Interior surfaces 444
20 Finishing the interior 462
21 Finish sitework 484
22 Low-tech, low-energy construction 504
23 Loadbearing masonry and concrete construction 532
24 Timber frame construction 548
25 Light-gauge steel construction 564
26 Panelized construction 578
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