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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. 3rd Edition

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Publisher Comments:

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. It’s 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:

  • Detailed consideration throughout the book of issues of sustainability and "green" building
  • A set of illustrated essays, "From Concept to Reality," that demonstrate how technical decisions are made in real-world building projects
  • References to key Web sites for the latest construction information
  • Dozens of new photorealistic drawings, photographs, and drawings
  • A companion Web site that includes learning resources complementing the book

Fundamentals of Building Construction, Fourth Edition makes available to students and professionals an array of construction information that is unprecedented in scope and quality.

Book News Annotation:

Concerned primarily with the technologies of construction materials<- ->what the materials are, how they are produced, what their properties are, and how they are crafted into buildings—this textbook for architecture, engineering, and construction technology students covers newly introduced building products, as well as older products that have assumed new and more important roles. The third edition offers new coverage of light gauge steel frame construction, and selection of windows and doors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This invaluable resource focuses on basic materials and the methods employed in building construction. It emphasizes common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete.

Synopsis:

This Third Edition of the classic Fundamentals of Building Construction offers a panoramic view of today's construction systems-from foundation to roof, exterior cladding to interior finishes. Every common system of construction is covered, including wood light frame construction, heavy timber, masonry, steel, sitecast concrete, and precast concrete. New chapters offer coverage of light gauge steel frame construction and detailed information on selecting windows and doors.

Architect and author Edward Allen addresses the history, theory, and practice of each type of construction, including typical details of assembly. The lucid text is supported by more than 600 photographs and 400 line drawings, many of them arranged in sequences that illustrate construction operations step-by-step. More than 200 of the illustrations were prepared especially for this new edition. These include photographs of recent work by Horst Berger, Helmut Jahn, Cesar Pelli, Frank Gehry, Eric Owen Moss, Steven Holl, and Suzane Reatig.

This book is an essential reference for students of architecture, civil engineering, and construction technology. It finds everyday use in virtually every architecture firm in North America.

Synopsis:

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, A.I.A., was a member of the faculties of Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest at other institutions across the United States. His teaching career spans more than 30 years. In his architectural practice he has designed more than 50 constructed buildings. He is the best-selling author of The Architects Studio Companion, Architectural Detailing, Shaping Structures: Statistics, and the first and second editions of Fundamentals of Building Construction, all published by Wiley.

Joseph Iano is a practicing architect in Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

Making Buildings.

Foundations.

Wood.

Heavy Timber Frame Construction.

Wood Light Frame Construction.

Exterior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction.

Interior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction.

Brick Masonry.

Stone and Concrete Masonry.

Masonry Loadbearing Wall Construction.

Steel Frame Construction.

Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction.

Concrete Construction.

Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems.

Precast Concrete Framing Systems.

Roofing.

Glass and Glazing.

Windows and Doors.

Designing Cladding Systems.

Cladding with Masonry and Concrete.

Cladding with Metal and Glass.

Selecting Interior Finishes.

Interior Walls and Partitions.

Finish Ceilings and Floors.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471183495
Subtitle:
Materials and Methods
Author:
Iano, Joseph
Author:
Allen, Edward
Author:
Aano, Joseph
Author:
Iano, Joseph
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Building
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
Building materials
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
building design
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
20031225
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
864
Dimensions:
11.12x8.68x1.74 in. 4.79 lbs.

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Product details 864 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471183495 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This invaluable resource focuses on basic materials and the methods employed in building construction. It emphasizes common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete.
"Synopsis" by , This Third Edition of the classic Fundamentals of Building Construction offers a panoramic view of today's construction systems-from foundation to roof, exterior cladding to interior finishes. Every common system of construction is covered, including wood light frame construction, heavy timber, masonry, steel, sitecast concrete, and precast concrete. New chapters offer coverage of light gauge steel frame construction and detailed information on selecting windows and doors.

Architect and author Edward Allen addresses the history, theory, and practice of each type of construction, including typical details of assembly. The lucid text is supported by more than 600 photographs and 400 line drawings, many of them arranged in sequences that illustrate construction operations step-by-step. More than 200 of the illustrations were prepared especially for this new edition. These include photographs of recent work by Horst Berger, Helmut Jahn, Cesar Pelli, Frank Gehry, Eric Owen Moss, Steven Holl, and Suzane Reatig.

This book is an essential reference for students of architecture, civil engineering, and construction technology. It finds everyday use in virtually every architecture firm in North America.

"Synopsis" by , 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).
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