Olin's Construction: Principles, Materials, and Methods / Edition 8

Olin's Construction: Principles, Materials, and Methods / Edition 8

by H. Leslie Simmons
     
 

New title, same industry standard—updated for a new age of construction

For more than fifty years, Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. This new Eighth Edition, now called Olin's Construction after its original author, is an invaluable resource that will continue to provide in

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New title, same industry standard—updated for a new age of construction

For more than fifty years, Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. This new Eighth Edition, now called Olin's Construction after its original author, is an invaluable resource that will continue to provide in-depth coverage for decades to come. It offers the most up-to-date principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of contemporary residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.

Organized by the MasterFormat 2004 Edition, Olin's Construction, Eighth Edition features:

  • More than 1,200 informative illustrations, including 150 new images
  • New information on sustainability and construction management
  • Reflects the expanded adoption of the ICC© Codes

This Eighth Edition addresses the key issues involved in most residential and commercial building construction—from site preparation to concrete finishing, masonry design to plastic fabrications, waterproofing to sprinkler systems, air conditioning to heat conveyance, and much more. It also provides vital descriptive information on design basics, detail components, material and product specification, and construction documentation, along with helpful pointers on how to avoid pitfalls commonly encountered in building design and construction.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471714057
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/03/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
1232
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.16(h) x 2.38(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

A Tribute.

Acknowledgments.

Acknowledgments for the Eight Edition.

Disclaimer.

Chapter 1. Design and Contracting Requirements.

Chapter 2. Existing Conditions.

Chapter 3. Concrete.

Chapter 4. Masonry.

Chapter 5. Metals.

Chapter 6. Wood, Plastics, and Composites.

Chapter 7. Thermal and Moisture Protection.

Chapter 8. Openings.

Chapter 9. Finishes.

Chapter 10. Specialties.

Chapter 11. Equipment.

Chapter 12. Furnishings.

Chapter 13. Special Construction.

Chapter 14. Conveying Systems.

Chapter 15. Fire Suppression.

Chapter 16. Plumbing.

Chapter 17. Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

Chapter 18. Electrical.

Chapter 19. Communications.

Chapter 20. Electronic Safety and Security.

Chapter 21. Earthwork.

Chapter 22. Exterior Improvements.

Chapter 23. Utilities.

Chapter 24. Properties of Materials.

Chapter 25. The Metric System of Measurement.

Glossary.

Index.

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