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Building construction

Author: W B McKay
Publisher: London [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015. ©2005
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Describes the craft of building as practised before the second world war, prior to the introduction of modern materials and building techniques. This book includes: the author's drawings to  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McKay, W.B.
Building construction.
London, [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015, ©2005
425 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W B McKay
ISBN: 9781315661766 1315661764
OCLC Number: 988535551
Notes: "McKay's building construction"--Title from cover.
"First published in 1938"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (474 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Volume I BRICKWORK: Materials; Bonding; Stopped ends; Junctions and quoins; Piers; Jambs; Foundations; Damp proof courses; Site concrete; Offsets and corbels; Lintels; Arches; Window sills; Thresholds; Copings; Plinths; Tools; Construction; Jointing and pointing MASONRY: Classification of stones; Quarrying; Preparation; Defects; Walling; Rubble work; Ashlar; Arches; Window sills; Plinths; Cornices; String courses; Copings; Masonry joints; Mortar jointing; Lifting appliances CARPENTRY: Structure, growth, felling, seasoning, preservation, conversion, defects and classification of timber-floors; Single, double and framed roofs; Trench timbering; Centering JOINERY: Ledged braced and battened, framed ledged braced and battened, panelled and flush doors; Casement, cased frame, pivoted and Yorkshire windows; Hardware; Architraves, skirtings, picture rails and angle beads; Nails, screws and fasteners; tools SLATING: Formation, quarrying, conversion, preparation and characteristics of slates; Centre-nailed and head-nailed slating details; Nails; Ridges; Hips; Valleys; Tools; Plain tiling PLUMBING: Manufacture and characteristics of lead; Lead rolls, drips, flashings and soakers; Details of leadwork at gutters, flats, chimney stacks, ridges, hips and valleys; Lead pipe joints; Eaves gutters; Down-pipes; Tools MILD STEEL SECTIONS, BOLTS AND RIVETS Homework programme Volume II BRICKWORK: Materials, including bricks, lime, cement, mortars and concrete; Squint junctions; Squint quoins; Rebated and splayed jambs; Piers; Cavity walls; Circular work; Raking bonds; Reinforced brickwork; Special bonds; Arches; Damp proofing of basements; Open areas; Stepped foundations; Concrete floor construction; Decorated brickwork; Fireplaces; Flues; Chimney breasts and stacks; Setting out DRAINAGE: Sewage disposal; Drain pipes and traps; Setting out and excavation of drain trenches; Construction of drains; Drainage schemes; Intercepting and inspection chamber; Ventilation; Testing MASONRY: Formation and classification of stones; Granites; Sandstones; Limestones; Marbles; Slates; Defects; Tests; Quarrying and mining; Machine dressing; dressings to door and window openings; Cornices; Steps and stair MILD STEEL ROOF TRUSSES: Bolts and rivets; Details of roof trusses suitable for 20-ft., 30-ft., 30 to 40-ft. and 40-ft. span Homework programme Volume III CARPENTRY: Classification, structure, conversion, seasoning, preservation, defects, characteristics, uses, preparation and sources of timbers; Woodworking machinery; Doubled, framed and fire-resisting floors, Determination of sizes of joists and beams, and floor finishes; Stoothed, trussed and slab partitions; Sound-proofing; Double, laminated and Queen post roofs; Deep trench timbering; Centering JOINERY: Transomed, semicircular headed, glazed and flush doors; Semicircular headed and three light cased windows and metal windows; Details of straight flight, Dog-leg and open stairs, Winders and special steps; Manufacture, characteristics and uses of plywood, laminboards, blockboards, battenboards and composite boards ROOF COVERINGS: Manufacture and characteristics of clay, shale and asbestos; Cement tiles and sheets; Details of plain, pan, Italian and Spanish tiling, asbestos-cement sheeting, stone slating, shingling, and copper and zinc roofing; Thatching Homework programme Syllabus in building construction, stage two Index to three volumes.
Responsibility: by W.B. McKay.


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