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The principles of building construction

Author: Madan Mehta
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Useful for one-semester first course in Building Construction and Materials, this book, explores the linkages between the science of materials and the practices of construction to help architects and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mehta, Madan.
Principles of building construction.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1997
(OCoLC)608852209
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madan Mehta
ISBN: 0132058812 9780132058810
OCLC Number: 35172636
Description: xii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Legislative Constraints on Construction. 2. Loads on Buildings. 3. Load Effects - The Structural Properties of Materials. 4. Thermal Properties of Materials. 5. Air Leakage and Water Vapor Control. 6. Water Leakage Control. 7. Transparency in Buildings - The Material Glass. 8. Fire-Related Properties. 9. Acoustical Properties. 10. Movement Control. Appendix I: Units, Measurements, and Dimensions. Appendix II: Graphic Symbols for Plans and Sections. Appendix III: Model Code Adoptions by State. Appendix IV: Unit Weights of Materials. Appendix V: Heating Degree Day. Appendix VI: Temperature Gradient and Dew Point. Index.
Responsibility: Madan Mehta.

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