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Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques: Building for a Sustainable Future (3RD 10 Edition)

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Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 3E offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well-structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis in providing the most current information available, including sustainability and green design, this third edition is fully equipped with content that reflects the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and information that is based on the input of hundreds of today's top manufacturers and professional and trade organizations. In addition, relevant building codes are frequently referenced, rounding out this need-to-know coverage that is critical to success in the industry.

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Prev. ed: Construction methods, materials, and techniques, Clifton Park, N.Y., Thomas Delmar Learning, c2006.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

William P. Spence is Dean of the College of Technology as well as Professor of Construction Engineering Technology emeritus at Pittsburg State University, KS. He currently is active as a full-time author of over 30 technical construction books.Eva Kultermann is a licensed architect and assistant professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture. She has a background in construction and is currently involved in research in the area of energy and resource efficient construction technologies.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Construction Industry: An Overview. 2. Regulatory Constraints, Standards and Sustainability. Part II: SITE CONSTRUCTION AND EARTHWORK. 3. Properties of Materials. 4. The Building Site. 5. Soils. 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, Plastics, and Composites. 19. Products Manufactured from Wood. 20. Wood and Metal Light Frame Construction. 21. Heavy Timber Construction. 22. Finishing the Exterior and Interior of Light Wood Frame Buildings. 23. Paper and Paper Pulp Products. 24. Plastics. Part V: THERMAL AND MOISTURE/OPENINGS/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. Painting and Coatings. 34. Gypsum, Lime, and Plaster. 35. Acoustical Materials. 36. Interior Walls, Partitions, and Ceilings. 37. Flooring. 38. Carpeting. 39. Specialties. 40. Residential and Commercial Equipment. 41. Furnishings. 42. Special Construction. 43. Conveying Systems. 44. Fire-Suppression Systems. 45. Plumbing Systems. 46. Heating, Air-Conditioning, Ventilation, And Refrigeration. 47. Electrical Equipment And Systems. 48. Electronic Safety and Security. Appendices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781435481084
Author:
Spence, William P.
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Kultermann, Eva
Author:
Spence, William P. (William P. Spence)
Subject:
Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Green; sustainability; green design.
Subject:
Construction Materials.
Subject:
Construction Methods
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Construction
Subject:
Green.
Subject:
sustainability
Subject:
green design
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Series:
Go Green with Renewable Energy Resources
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
10.90x8.60x1.50 in. 4.60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Prev. ed: Construction methods, materials, and techniques, Clifton Park, N.Y., Thomas Delmar Learning, c2006.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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