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Building Construction : Principles, Materials and Systems

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For one or two semester courses in Construction Methods and Materials and Design courses in Architecture. This book's unique two-part organization provides an unparalleled exploration of building construction. By first focusing on basic principles (Part One), it sets the groundwork for the presentation of materials and methods of construction (Part Two). Part One emphasizes basic principles common to the performance of most materials; Part Two deals primarily with specific materials and assemblies. This organization fosters a real understanding of general concepts and develops skills that will sustain over time. Written by an author team with decades of professional and academic experience in architecture, building construction, engineering, training and teaching this outstanding new product emphasizes a visual approach to learning. It includes more than 1,400 original illustrations and an extra large trim size (9" x 12") that provides an open and inviting layout that students are sure to more

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  • Hardback | 1008 pages
  • 236.22 x 304.8 x 43.18mm | 2,834.94g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130494216
  • 9780130494214

Table of contents

Table of Contents PART ONE: PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION 1. An Overview of the Building Delivery Process 2. Governmental Constraints on Construction 3. Loads on Buildings 4. Load Resistance-The Structural Properties of Materials 5. Thermal Properties of Materials 6. Air Leakage and Water Vapor Control 7. Fire-Related Properties 8. Acoustical Properties of Materials 9. Principles of Joints and Sealants (Expansion and Contraction Control) 10. Principles of Sustainable Construction PART TWO: MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS OF CONSTRUCTION 11. Materials for Wood Construction-I (Lumber) 12. Materials for Wood Construction-II (Manufactured Wood Products, Fasteners and Connectors) 13. Wood Light Frame Construction-I 14. Wood Light Frame Construction-II 15. Structural Insulated Panel System 16. The Material Steel and Structural Steel Construction 17. Light-Gauge Steel Construction 18. Lime, Portland Cement and Concrete 19. Concrete Construction-I (Formwork Reinforcement and Slabs-on-Ground) 20. Concrete Construction-II (Site-Cast and Precast Concrete Framing Systems) 21. Soils; Foundation and basement Construction 22. Masonry Materials-I ( Mortar and Brick) 23. Masonry Materials-II ( Concrete Masonry Units, Natural Stone and Glass Masonry Units) 24. Masonry and Concrete Bearing Wall Construction 25. Rainwater Infiltration Control in Exterior Walls 26. Exterior Wall Cladding-I (Masonry, Precast Concrete, GFRC and Prefabricated Masonry) 27. Exterior Wall Cladding-II (Stucco, EIFS, Natural Stone and Insulated Metal Panels) 28. Transparent Materials ( Glass and Light-Transmitting Plastics) 29. Windows and Doors 30. Glass-Aluminum Wall Systems 31. Roofing-I ( Low-Slope Roofs) 32. Roofing-II (Steep Roofs) 33. Stairs 34. Floors Coverings 35. Ceilings APPENDIX A - SI System and U.S. System of Units APPENDIX B - Preliminary Sizing of Structural Members GLOSSARY OF TERMS INDEXshow more

About Dr. Madan Lal Mehta

MADAN MEHTA B. Arch, University of Roorkee, India M. Building Science, University of Sydney, Australia Ph.D., University of Liverpool, U.K. Member of the UT-Arlington faculty since 1985. Licensed Professional Engineer (State of Texas); Fellow, Indian Institute of Architects and Registered Architect; Member, The National Society of Professional Engineers (USA) and the Construction Specification Institute (USA). Graduate Advisor in Architecture, 1986-1991. Previously taught at The School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi as professor, and at The University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, as Director of the Architectural Engineering Program. Prior planning, design, and construction practice in New Delhi. Received Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Petroleum and Minerals, 1985, and the Top Award from the Government of India in the Low Cost Housing Design Ideas Competition, 1975. DIANE ARMPRIEST Master of Architecture, University of Oregon 1997 Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon 1983 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Oregon 1983 BS Geography, University of Oregon 1972 Professor Armpriest's teaching and research interests are in architectural construction materials and methods, the expression of structure and materials in northwest regional architecture, architectural design, and the relationship between building systems and the natural systems and processes of the site. Associate Professor,Dept. of Architecture, University of Idaho, 2006 to present Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, University of Idaho, 2001 to 2006 Project Manager, Gary Moye Architect, Eugene, Oregon 1997-2001 Housing developer/construction manager, non-profit housing projects 1994-96 Associate professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Cincinnati, 1985-1992 WALTER R. SCARBOROUGH, CSI, AIA Vice President and Director of Specifications HKS Architects Walter Scarborough has almost 30 years of comprehensive experience in architecture and building construction, and has worked in contract document production, construction contract administration, and architectural specifications. He has been with HKS (over 1,000 employees, 14 US offices, and 2 international offices) for over 20 years. Projects he has worked on include a variety of building types: healthcare, office buildings, sports, recreational, convention centers, entertainment, hospitality, justice and detention, educational, and banks. As director of specifications, he is responsible for product research, new master specification development, and maintaining a standard of building product quality; and also has overview responsibilities for a dozen specifiers that produce specifications for HKS projects. Education Bachelor of Architecture, Urban Design Option Texas Tech University Registration Registered Architect: Texas Affiliations CSI - Construction Specifications Institute AIA - American Institute of Architects CSI Certifications CDT - Construction Documents Technologist CCS - Certified Construction Specifier CCCA - Certified Construction Contract Administratorshow more

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