Residential and Light Commercial Construction Standards (Updated)

Residential and Light Commercial Construction Standards (Updated)

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ISBN-13: 9780876296585
Publisher: RSMeans
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Edition description: 2nd Edition Updated
Pages: 570
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Disclaimerviii
Acknowledgmentsix
About the Editors
Introductionxiii
Purpose of the Book
How the Book is Organized
Applying the Information
Understanding Building Codes & Other Standardsxvii
See the beginning of each chapter for a detailed listing of contents
In addition to the topics listed below, every chapter includes Common Defect Allegations and a listing of professional associations
Chapter 1Asphalt Paving1
Subgrade Preparation
Placement
Design
Chapter 2Concrete11
Planning Concrete Construction
Freezing & Thawing Exposures
Deterioration
Water Penetration Prevention Methods
Waterproofing & Dampproofing Foundations
Testing Methods
Admixtures
Joints
Reinforcing Steel Placement
Anchor Bolts
Post-Tensioning
Shotcrete
Formwork
Piles & Caissons
Slabs
Surfaces
Pipes & Conduits
Tolerances
Chapter 3Masonry53
Installation
Masonry Walls
Fireplaces & Chimneys
Retaining Walls
Block Wall Tolerances
Paving with Masonry Units
Chapter 4Metal Framing69
Light-Gauge Steel Construction
Allowable Tolerances
Steel Faming Members
Construction Guidelines
Steel Siding Support
Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings
Chapter 5Wood Framing91
Lumber Grade Stamps
Engineered Wood Products
Nails & Fasteners
Wood Joists & Plywood Decks
Bored Holes & Notching
Walls
Columns
Roof Framing
Fire Blocks & Draft Stops
Structural Sheathing
Subfloor
Stair Framing
Egress
Access
Garages
Hurricane & Earthquake Resistance
Allowable Tolerances
Chapter 6Finish Carpentry & Cabinetry151
Storage of Materials
Trim
Paneling
Stairs & Railings
Ornamental Woodwork
Shelving
Wood Casework
Plastic Laminate
Finishing Millwork
Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen & Bathroom Countertops
Chapter 7Insulation & Vapor Retarders195
Insulation Types
Loose-Fill Insulation
Rigid Insulation
Flexible Piping
Classifying Work
Building Codes & Material Standards
R-Value
Ventilation
Roof Insulation
Vapor Retarders
Ceilings
Framed Walls
Crawl Spaces & Floors
Foundations & Basements
Exterior Walls
Soundproofing
Chapter 8Roofing, Siding, & Moisture Protection219
Typical Problems and Correction
Definitions
Drainage
Gutters & Downspouts
Fire Safety & Wind Resistance
Labeling Materials
Roof Structure
Roof Decks
Aspalt Coating
Shingles & Tiles
Metal Roofs & Shingles
Single-Ply Roofing
Bituminous Products
Built-Up Roofing
Skylights & Accessories
Penetrations & Flashing
Reroofing
Siding
Stucco & EIFS Systems
Waterproofing & Dampproofing
Chapter 9Windows & Doors303
Common Problems
Flashing
Finish & Sealant Protection
Door Types & Installation
Aluminum & Glass Storefronts
Door Handing and Tolerances
Window & Door Testing
Manufacturers' Quality Certification
Chapter 10Drywall & Ceramic Tile347
Gypsum Wallboard
Green Board
Drywall as Sheer
Fasteners
Finishing Drywall
Blueboard
Gypsum Base Limitations
Ceramic Tile Application
Expansion Joints in Tile
Tile Mortar & Grout
Waterproofing Showers & Tubs
Drains
Ceramic Floor Tile
Chapter 11Floor Covering & Acoustical Ceilings379
Sheet Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl & Rubber Flooring
Carpet
Wood Floors
Floating Laminate Floors
Acoustical Ceiling Characteristics & Use
Chapter 12Painting & Wallcovering411
Paint Types & Film Thickness
Determining Paint Coating or Quality
Preparing the Surface
Applying Coatings
Wallcovering Types & Installation
Chapter 13Specialties429
Bathroom Accessories
Toilet Partitions
Fire Extinguishers
Signage
Partitions
Lockers
Prefabricated Fireplaces
Cupolas & Flagpoles
Chapter 14Plumbing445
Installation Requirements
Administration & Testing
Fixtures
ADA Requirements
Automatic Fire Sprinklers
Water Supply & Distribution
Drainage System
Vents
Traps
Private Sewage Disposal
Gas Piping Installation
Chapter 15HVAC475
Mechanical System Requirements
Vented Heaters
Electric Resistance Heating
Boilers
Heating & Cooling Equipment
Ventilation & Exhaust
Combustion Air Exhaust
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Hydronic Piping
Solar Systems
Special Piping & Exhaust Systems
Kitchen HVAC Requirements
Chapter 16Electrical501
Residential Service
Underground Installation Requirements
Overhead Service Drop
Work Space
Service Equipment
Load Center & Panelboards
Lightning Surge Arresters
Switches
Wiring Devices
Ground Fault Interrupters
Smoke Detectors
Lighting Outlets & Fixtures
Supporting Ceiling Fans
Conductors
Circuit Breakers
Bonding
Appliance Installation
Bibliography541
Index549

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