Fundamentals Of Building Construction: Materials And Methods, 7th Edition

Fundamentals Of Building Construction: Materials And Methods, 7th Edition 

Edward Allen

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First published almost a quarter-century ago, Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, now in its fifth edition, has wrought a revolution in construction education. It has been instrumental in making a previously unpopular area of study not merely palatable but vibrant and well-liked. It has taken a body of knowledge once characterized as antithetical to design excellence and has made it widely recognized as being centrally relevant to good building design. It has replaced dry, unattractive books with a well designed, readable volume that students value and keep as a reference work. It was the first book in its field to be even-handed in its coverage and profusely and effectively illustrated throughout. It was the first to release the teacher from the burden of explaining everything in the subject, thereby freeing class time for discussions, case studies, field trips, and other enrichments.




Content :
  • 1 Making Buildings
  • 2 Foundations
  • 3 Wood
  • 4 Heavy Timber Frame Construction
  • 5 Wood Light Frame Construction
  • 6 Exterior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction
  • 7 Interior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction
  • 8 Brick Masonry
  • 9 Stone and Concrete Masonry
  • 10 Masonry Wall Construction
  • 11 Steel Frame Construction
  • 12 Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction
  • 13 Concrete Construction
  • 14 Site cast Concrete Framing Systems
  • 15 Precast Concrete Framing Systems
  • 16 Roofing
  • 17 Glass and Glazing
  • 18 Windows and Doors
  • 19 Designing Exterior Wall Systems
  • 20 Cladding with Masonry and Concrete
  • 21 Cladding with Metal and Glass


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