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Fundamentals of Building Constructio 4TH Editionby Edward Allen
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The leading book on building construction——thoroughly renovated from the ground up
For the nuts-and-bolts on building construction practices and materials, thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology have turned to Edward Allen and Joseph Iano's Fundamentals of Building Construction. This new?Fifth Edition of the bestselling reference and textbook provides the most up-to-date survey of the basic materials and methods used in building construction.
Using the latest building codes, standards, and developments in materials and technologies as its basis, this book covers the complete range of construction activities—from excavating and foundations to cladding and interior finishes—and examines common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction.
The Fifth Edition adds a host of updated and completely new information on such current topics as:
Supplemented by Exercises in Building Construction, Fifth Edition, available separately, Fundamentals of Building Construction, Fifth Edition lays the foundation every architect and construction professional needs to build a successful career.
The new, updated edition of the leading book on building construction
This new edition of the bestselling reference, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods provides the complete, up-to-date coverage of building construction practices that thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology have been relying on for years. Using the new International Building Code® as its basis, this classic guidebook covers the complete range of construction activities, from excavating and foundations to cladding and interior finishes. Its organized around a detailed treatment of the structural systems most widely used in North America: heavy timber, wood light frame, masonry, steel, light gauge steel, and reinforced and precast concrete.
New features of this Fourth Edition include:
Fundamentals of Building Construction, Fourth Edition makes available to students and professionals an array of construction information that is unprecedented in scope and quality.
Now in its Fourth Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction is an essential textbook that has been used by thou-sands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The best-selling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete, the new edition includes new coverage of green design and energy-efficient construction energies, and is based on the International Building Code(r).
About the Author
EDWARD ALLEN has taught for more than thirty years as a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University, and as an invited guest at institutions in the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has designed more than fifty constructed buildings and is the bestselling author of The Architect’s Studio Companion, Architectural Detailing, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, and Shaping Structures: Statics, all published by Wiley.
JOSEPH IANO has been Edward Allen’s illustrator, collaborator, and coauthor for more than twenty years. He is a registered architect whose experience includes professional practice, teaching design and technology in numerous schools of architecture, and work in the construction trades. Currently he heads a Seattle firm that provides technical consulting to architects and others in the design and construction industry.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Making Buildings.
Learning to Build.
The Work of the Design Professional: Choosing Building Systems.
Construction Standards and Information Resources.
The Work of the Construction Professional: Constructing Buildings.
Trends in the Delivery of Design and Construction Services.
Chapter 2: Foundations.
Waterproofing and Drainage.
Shallow Frost-Protected Foundations.
Foundation Design and the Building Codes.
Chapter 3: Wood.
Wood Panel Products.
Wood Chemical Treatments.
Manufactured Wood Components.
Types of Wood Construction.
Chapter 4: Heavy Timber Frame Construction.
Combustible Buildings Framed with Heavy Timber.
Lateral Bracing of Heavy Timber Buildings.
Building Services in Heavy Timber Buildings.
Longer Spans in Heavy Timber.
Chapter 5: Wood Light Frame Construction.
Foundations for Light Frame Structures.
Building the Frame.
Variations on in Wood Light Frame Construction.
Wood Light Frame Construction and the Building Codes.
Uniqueness of Wood Light Frame Construction.
Chapter 6: Exterior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction.
Protection From the Weather.
Windows and Doors.
Chapter 7: Interior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction.
Completing the Building Enclosure.
Wall and Ceiling Finish.
Millwork and Finish Carpentry.
Flooring and Ceramic Tile Work.
Chapter 8: Brick Masonry.
Masonry Wall Construction.
Chapter 9: Stone and Concrete Masonry.
Masonry Wall Construction.
Chapter 10: Masonry Wall Construction.
Types of Masonry Walls.
Spanning Systems for Masonry Bearing Wall Construction.
Detailing Masonry Walls.
Some Special Problems of Masonry Construction.
Masonry and the Building Codes.
Uniqueness of Masonry.
Chapter 11: Steel Frame Construction.
The Material Steel.
Details of Steel Framing.
The Construction Process.
Fireproofing of Steel Framing.
Longer Spans in Steel.
Chapter 12: Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction.
The Concept of Light Gauge Steel Construction.
Other Common Uses of Light Gauge Steel Framing.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Light Gauge Steel Framing.
Light Gauge Steel Framing and the Building Codes.
Chapter 13: Concrete Construction.
Cement and Concrete.
Making and Placing Concrete.
Innovations in Concrete Construction.
Chapter 14: Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems.
Casting a Concrete Slab on Grade.
Casting a Concrete Column.
One-Way Floor and Roof Framing Systems.
Two-Way Floor and Roof Framing Systems.
Sitecast Posttensioned Framing Systems.
Selecting a Sitecast Concrete Framing System.
Innovations in Sitecast Concrete Construction.
Longer Spans in Sitecast Concrete.
Designing Economical Sitecast Concrete Buildings.
Sitecast Concrete and the Building Codes.
Uniqueness of Sitecast Concrete.
Chapter 15: Precast Concrete Framing Systems.
Precast, Prestressed Concrete Structural Elements.
Assembly Concepts for Precast Concrete Buildings.
Joining Precast Concrete Elements.
The Construction Process.
Precast Concrete and the Building Codes.
Uniqueness of Precast Concrete.
Chapter 16: Roofing.
Roofing and the Building Codes.
Chapter 17: Glass and Glazing.
The Material Glass.
Glass and Energy.
Chapter 18: Windows and Doors.
Safety Considerations in Windows and Doors.
Fenestration Testing and Standards.
Chapter 19: Designing Exterior Wall Systems.
Design Requirements for the Exterior Wall.
Conceptual Approaches to Watertightness in the Exterior Wall.
Sealant Joints in the Exterior Wall.
Basic Concepts of Exterior Wall Systems.
Curtain Wall Testing and Standards.
The Exterior Wall and the Building Codes.
Chapter 20: Cladding with Masonry and Concrete.
Masonry Veneer Curtain Walls.
Stone Curtain Walls.
Precast Concrete Curtain Walls.
Exterior Insulation and Finish System.
Future Directions in Masonry and Stone Cladding.
Chapter 21: Cladding with Metal and Glass.
Aluminum and Glass Framing Systems.
Modes of Assembly.
The Rainscreen Principle in Metal-and-Glass Cladding.
Expansion Joints in Metal-and-Glass Walls.
Chapter 22: Selecting Interior Finishes.
Installation of Mechanical and Electrical Services.
The Sequence of Interior Finishing Operations.
Selecting Interior Finish Systems.
Trends in Interior Finish Systems.
Chapter 23: Interior Walls and Partitions.
Types of Interior Walls.
Framed Partition Systems.
Masonry Partition Systems.
Wall and Partition Facings.
Chapter 24. Finish Ceilings and Floors.
Types of ceilings.
Considerat5inos of Sustainability In Fini8sh Celings and Floors.
Types of Finish Flooring Materials.
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