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Overview

This 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, it provides authoritative coverage on wood light-frame construction, industrialized systems of construction, and more.
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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 at other institutions across the United States. His teaching career spans more than 30 years. In his architectural practice he has designed more than 50 constructed buildings. He is the best-selling author of The Architects Studio Companion, Architectural Detailing, Shaping Structures: Statics, and Fundamentals of Building Construction, all published by Wiley.

Rob Thallon, architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, is the author of the bestselling series of guides: Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, Graphic Guide to Site Construction, and Graphic Guide to Interior Details. He has more than 30 years of experience in residential design construction and has designed many custom houses and housing complexes.

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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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