Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques

Second Edition
Author: William P. Spence
ISBN #: 1418001813
©2007   Publish Date: 08/21/2006
Binding: HB
Pages: 1232
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $159.95


Comprehensive in nature, this newly updated book extensively explores construction materials and properties as well as current methods of residential and commercial building construction. Revisions reflect the changes based on the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and follows the logical sequence of a construction project. The Second Edition is complete with current information that is the result of input from hundreds of manufacturers and professional and trade organizations, and makes frequent reference to building codes relating to various construction materials and methods.

Product Benefits:

  • Correlations and cross-references to the 2004 CSI MasterFormat appear at the front of each section, as well as integrated throughout the text, to provide readers with a quick reference to construction requirements on specific subjects
  • The book follows the logical sequence of a construction project, allowing learners to build a foundation of knowledge before moving into the specific requirements of each stage of construction as would be necessary on an actual jobsite
  • More than 2,000 drawings and photographs reflect current methodologies and technology, bringing important concepts to life for visual learners while keeping pace with the industry
  • Hands-on activities appear at the end of each chapter providing ample opportunities for readers to work with materials firsthand
  • A robust Appendix that includes current addresses and website information for key materials manufacturers and professional and technical organizations makes this a handy reference
  • An e.resource on CD-ROM is available to instructors that includes the instructor's guide, PowerPoint, test bank and more!

Table of Contents:

PART I - Introduction to Construction Methods, Materials And Techniques
1. Building Structures and Systems : An Overview
2. Construction: A Dynamic Industry
3. Properties of Materials
PART II - General Requirements And Site Construction
4. The Building Site
5. Soil
6. Foundations
PART III - Concrete And Masonry
7. Concrete
8. Cast-in-Place Concrete
9. Precast Concrete
10. Mortars for Masonry Walls
11. Clay Brick and Tile
12. Concrete Masonry
13. Stone
14. Masonry Construction
PART IV - Metals, Wood And Plastics
15. Ferrous Metals
16. Nonferrous Metals
17. Steel Frame Construction
18. Wood
19. Products Manufactured from Wood
20. Wood and Metal Light Frame Construction
21. Heavy Timber Construction
22. Finishing the Exterior and Interior Wood Frame Buildings
23. Paper and Paper Pulp Products
24. Plastics
PART V - Thermal And Moisture Protection, Doors, Windows And Finishes
25. Thermal Insulation and Vapor Barriers
26. Bonding Agents, Sealers and Sealants
27. Bituminous Materials
28. Roofing Systems
29. Glass
30. Doors, Windows, Entrances and Storefronts
31. Cladding Systems
32. Interior Finishes
33. Protective and Decorative Coatings
34. Gypsum, Lime and Plaster
35. Acoustical Materials
36. Interior Walls, Partitions and Ceilings
37. Flooring
38. Carpeting
PART VI - Specialties, Equipment And Furnishings
39. Specialties
40. Residential and Commercial Equipment
41. Furnishings
PART VII - Special Construction And Conveying Systems
42. Special Construction
43. Conveying Systems
PART VIII - Mechanical And Electrical
44. Fire Protection Systems
45. Plumbing Systems
46. Heating, Air-Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration
47. Electrical Equipment and Systems

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