Building Design/Materials and Methods 2006

Building Design/Materials and Methods 2006

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ISBN-13: 9781419535659
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Lesson 1Site Work1
Introduction1
Soil2
Soil Exploration and Testing3
Soil and Site Problems5
Soil Drainage7
Soil Modification8
Site Preparation8
Earthwork9
Foundations10
Temporary Supports12
Site Improvements14
Quiz17
Lesson 2Concrete19
Introduction19
Background20
Composition of Concrete21
Concrete Mix Design22
Mixing23
Formwork24
Reinforced Concrete26
Lightweight Concrete28
Placement of Concrete28
Testing29
Curing31
Concrete Joints31
Prestressed Concrete34
Precast Concrete35
Concrete Finishes37
Quiz39
Lesson 3Masonry41
Introduction41
History41
Brick42
Concrete Masonry46
Structural Clay Tile48
Gypsum Block49
Glass Block49
Stone50
Mortar52
Mortar Joints53
Conclusion54
Quiz56
Lesson 4Wood59
Introduction59
Terminology and Classification60
Characteristics60
Strength of Wood60
Seasoning of Wood61
Cutting and Sawing Lumber62
Wood Defects63
Grading Lumber64
Plywood65
Miscellaneous Panels67
Glued Laminated Lumber69
Wood Preservation70
Wood Framing72
Wood Joining73
Finish Woodwork74
Conclusion76
Quiz77
Lesson 5Metals79
Introduction79
Characteristics80
Deterioration80
Forming Metal81
Ferrous Metals81
Non-Ferrous Metals83
Metal Finishes84
The Use of Metals in Construction85
Structural Steel Construction85
Cable and Tent Structures86
Space Frames and Domes87
Lightweight Metal Framing87
Open Web Joists87
Metal Decking88
Miscellaneous and Ornamental Metal88
Conclusion89
Quiz90
Lesson 6Thermal and Moisture Protection93
Introduction93
Ground Water Control94
Dampproofing94
Waterproofing95
Precipitation Control95
Roofing Materials97
Condensation Control100
Thermal Control101
Flashing102
Expansion Joints104
Quiz106
Lesson 7Doors, Windows, and Glass109
Introduction109
Doors110
Door Hardware113
Windows117
Door and Window Systems120
Glass121
Glazing Plastics123
Glazing123
Quiz125
Lesson 8Finish Work127
Introduction127
Plaster Work128
Gypsum Board130
Ceramic Tile Work131
Plastics132
Flooring132
Acoustical Work138
Painting139
Quiz142
Lesson 9Vertical Transportation145
Introduction145
Stairs146
Ramps147
Ladders147
Elevators147
Freight Elevators153
Dumbwaiters154
Escalators154
Conclusion156
Quiz157
Lesson 10Building Codes159
Introduction159
History160
Use and Occupancy161
Type of Construction162
Building Volume-Area and Height163
Fire163
Egress-Exit Access, Exit, Exit Discharge165
Access for Persons with Disabilities-Code vs. Act of Discrimination168
Federal Standards and Requirements: OSHA, FHAG, ADAAG, UFAS169
State Building Codes169
City Building Codes170
Planning and Zoning Codes170
Fire Codes and Fire Zones170
ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities171
Conclusion171
Quiz172
Lesson 11Sustainable Design175
Introduction175
History of Sustainable Design176
Principles of Sustainable Design177
Sustainable Site Planning and Design178
Ahwahnee Principles181
USGBC-U.S. Green Building Council182
Architectural Process183
Standards for Evaluation185
The Sustainable Design Process186
Research and Education187
Energy Evaluation189
Commissioning192
Innovative Technologies193
Conclusion194
Quiz195
Glossary197
Bibliography205
Quiz Answers207
Examination Directions217
Examination Answer Sheet219
Final Examination221
Examination Answers231
Index239

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