Get the 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 edition, now called Olin's Construction after its original author, is an invaluable resource that will provide in-depth coverage for decades to come. You'll find 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, this edition:
Includes more than 1,200 informative illustrations, including 150 new images.
Features new information on sustainability and construction management.
Reflects the expanded adoption of the ICC? Codes.
Addresses everything from site preparation to concrete finishing, masonry design to plastic fabrications, waterproofing to sprinkler systems, air conditioning to heat conveyance.
Join the generations who have relied on this book to provide the vital descriptive information on how to design buildings, detail components, specify materials and product, and avoid common pitfalls.
This is an excellent resource, covering a huge number of topics. However, even though this latest edition has a 2007 copyright, it is obvious that some parts have long been neglected in the update. For example, there is meaningless discussion of various toilet types that are all obsolete, and discussion of 1.6 gal low flow units 'now the only ones allowed' is out of date. 1.2 gal units aren't even discussed. And, for fresh water plumbing, PEX isn't even included in the list of pipe/tubing types! You can learn a huge amount from this book, but don't trust its information to be up to date, and consult other sources before starting a project.
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