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Masonry, bricklaying and plastering

Author: Robert Scott Burn
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Burn wrote this book in 1871 at a time of great developments in science and industry, and when materials for building were constantly being improved. It offers coverage of traditional materials such  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burn, Robert Scott.
Masonry, bricklaying and plastering.
London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Scott Burn
ISBN: 9781317742067 1317742060 9781317742074 1317742079
OCLC Number: 922698092
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Materials employed in construction: Stones - their varieties, constituents and natures; Bricks; Limes, cements, mortars, concrete, beton; Metals; Practical construction in masonry and brickwork: Foundations; Formation of embankments for reservoirs, riverbanks and sea margins; Stone cutting - shaping of stones for arches, groins, domes, niches, steps; Stone in buildings of walls - retaining walls, arches; Brick in building - bond, hollow walls, vaults, groins, arches, prevention of damp in walls, modes of using mortar; Earth, cement and concrete in the formation of walls; Timber and iron in conjunction with mortar, concrete stone and brick in fireproof construction; Appliances used in building - tools, machines, scaffolding, hoists; Principles and practice of design: General view of the styles of architecture; Styles of domestic architecture; Principles of design; Application and working of styles - the classical orders, their parts and proportions, mouldings, domestic, Gothic, Elizabethan and Italian styles in doors, windows and chimney shafts; Practical drawing, projection, intersection of solids, development of surfaces, projection of shadows, perspective; Planning and designing domestic structures; Sanitary arrangements and economical appliances of buildings; Plastering and wall decoration in plaster and other recently introduced materials; Specifications, measurement and estimates.
Responsibility: Robert Scott Burn ; with an introduction by Ian Pritchett.


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