Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

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For courses in Commercial Construction, Building Fundamentals, Construction Methods and Materials, and Introduction to Construction Practices.

This classic text provides an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the construction of large commercial buildings. Each chapter covers the principles and practices of a particular aspect of the construction process-from site layout to building finishes-supporting discussions with a wealth of clear, captivating illustrations.
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  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 213.9 x 281.9 x 26.7mm | 1,460.58g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • glossary, index
  • 0130482927
  • 9780130482921

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This revision of a classic in the field provides readers with a complete overview of the traditional concepts and practices, as well as the pre-engineered components that are used in the construction of commercial building. From building layout to exterior finishing, this edition describes and illustrates the various stages of the building process, and since the industry relies on both standard and metric units of measurement, material dimensions, tables, details, and worked examples are provided in both standard and metric units. New to this editionExpanded coverage of excavation wall bracing.New material on safe working conditions in trenches.New material on soil stabilization and the use of mini piles.Additional calculations of formwork for different heights.Expanded material on concrete admixtures.Additonal material on single ply roofing membranes, insulation requirements for roofs, stucco coatings, and the use of wood siding.New material on construction sealants and adhesives.
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Table of contents

1. Site Investigation.

2. Site Layout.

3. Excavations and Excavating Equipment.

4. Foundation Layout.

5. Foundations.

6. Formwork.

7. Concrete Work.

8. Structural Timber Frame.

9. Reinforced Concrete Frame.

10. Structural Steel Frame.

11. Floor Systems and Industrial Flooring.

12. Roof Systems and Industrial Roofing.

13. Masonry Construction.

14. Curtain Wall Construction.

15. Building Insulation.

16. Finishing.


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"Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction by Andres and Smith does a very good job in covering the major areas involved with commercial construction at a level consistent with its intended audience. It is well organized, well written, and includes helpful sketches and photos." - Felix T. Uhlik, Georgia Institute of Technology
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