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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction (8TH 08 - Old Edition)by Cameron K. Andres
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The revision of this classic text provides a well-illustrated and logical engineering approach to the principles and building practices used in the construction of commercial buildings. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction presents an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used while covering each phase of the construction process in a sequential, chapter-by-chapter format. Progressing from site evaluation and layout to interior and building finishes, this edition includes detailed examples, more than 900 illustrations, and review questions throughout.
New to this edition:
This classic book provides an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the construction of large commercial buildings. It makes an excellent source of general information—complete with diagrams, details, photographs, and worked examples of typical construction calculations such as earth moving calculation, formwork calculations, concrete pressures, and insulation values for building components. Revised content in this new 8th edition includes additional examples and homework problems for a complete review, superior illustrations, added video clips to the ancillary materials, and much, much more!
About the Author
Cameron K. Andres graduated from the University of Manitoba (1966) with a B Sc in Civil Engineering and then worked as a structural design engineer in Western Canada for nine years (1966 to 1975).
He taught at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary Alberta (1975- 2000) in the Civil Engineering Technology Program where he taught courses including strength of materials, structural design, concrete technology, and computer assisted structural analysis. During this time, he earned a degree diploma (1990) in Adult Education from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
In 1978 he co-authored the textbook–Masonry: Materials Design Construction, published by Reston Publishing.
He began the long association with Prentice Hall in 1986 by doing the third edition of Principles and Practices of Heavy Construction which was the precursor to Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 8th Edition.
Cameron Andres retired from teaching in 2000 and is presently living on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Table of Contents
Chapter One Site Investigation
Chapter Two Site Layout
Chapter Three Excavations and Excavating Equipment
Chapter Four Site Development and Services
Chapter Five Foundations
Chapter Six Formwork
Chapter Seven Concrete Work
Chapter Eight Structural Timber Frame
Chapter Nine Reinforced Concrete Frame
Chapter Ten Structural Steel Frame
Chapter Eleven F loor Systems and Industrial Flooring
Chapter Twelve Roof Systems and Industrial Roofing
Chapter Thirteen Masonry Construction
Chapte r Fourteen Curtain Wall Construction
Chapter Fifteen Building Insulation
Chapter Sixteen Finishing
Glossary of Terms
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