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Fundamentals of building construction : materials and methods

Author: Edward Allen; Joseph Iano
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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"Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on "pre-engineered" building components and sustainability issues;
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Allen, Edward, 1938-
Fundamentals of building construction.
Hoboken : Wiley, 2013
(DLC) 2013013470
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Allen; Joseph Iano
ISBN: 9781118138915 1118138910 9781118820223 1118820223
OCLC Number: 835101458
Description: xii, 1007 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface to the sixth edition --
1. Making buildings. Learning to build. Buildings and the environment. The work of the design professional. The work of the construction professional. Trends in the delivery of design and construction services --
2. Foundations and sitework. Foundation requirements. Earth materials. Sustainability of foundations and the building site. Earthwork and excavation. Foundations. Protecting foundations from water, heat flow, and radon gas. Sitework. Geotextiles. Up-down construction. Designing foundations. Foundation design and the building code --
3. Wood. Trees. Sustainability of wood. Lumber. Wood products. A naturally grown building material. Plastic lumber. Wood panel products. Wood chemical treatments. Wood fasteners. Wood product adhesives and formaldehyde. Prefabricated wood components. Types of wood construction. From concept to reality : French American school --
4. Heavy timber frame construction. Fire-resistive heavy timber construction. Sustainability in heavy timber construction. Heavy timber in other construction types. Lateral bracing. Cross laminated timber construction. Accommodating building services. Wood-concrete composite construction. Longer spans in heavy timber. For preliminary design of heavy timber structures. Heavy timber and the building codes. Uniqueness of heavy timber framing --
5. Wood light frame construction. History. Platform frame. Sustainability in wood light frame construction. Foundations for light frame construction. Building the frame. Variations on wood light frame construction. For preliminary design of a wood light frame structure. Wood light frame construction and the building codes. Uniqueness of wood light frame construction. 6. Exterior finishes for wood light frame construction. Protection from the weather. Roofing. Windows and doors. Paints and coatings. Siding. Corner boards and exterior trim. Sealing exterior joints. Sustainability of paints and other architectural coatings. Exterior painting, finish grading, and landscaping. Exterior construction --
7. Interior finishes for wood light frame construction. Completing the building enclosure. Sustainability of insulation materials for wood light frame construction. Wall and ceiling finish. Millwork and finish carpentry. Proportioning stairs. Flooring and ceramic tile work. Finishing touches --
8. Brick masonry. History. Mortar. Sustainability in brick masonry. Brick masonry. Masonry wall construction --
9. Stone and concrete masonry. Stone masonry. Sustainability in stone and concrete masonry. Concrete masonry. Other types of masonry units. Masonry wall construction --
10. Masonry wall construction. Types of masonry walls. For preliminary design of a loadbearing masonry structure. Spanning systems for masonry bearing wall construction. Detailing masonry walls. Some special problems of masonry construction. Movement joints in buildings. Masonry paving. Masonry and the building codes. Uniqueness of masonry --
11. Steel frame construction. History. The material steel. For preliminary design of a steel structure. Joining steel members. Details of steel framing. The construction process. Fire protection of steel framing. Longer spans and high-capacity columns in steel. Fabric structures. Industrialized systems in steel. Sustainability of steel frame construction. Steel and the building codes. Uniqueness of steel --
12. Light gauge steel frame construction. The concept of light gauge steel construction. Sustainability of light gauge steel framing. Light gauge steel framing. Other uses of light gauge steel framing. Insulating light gauge steel frame structures. Advantages and disadvantages of steel framing. Finishes for light gauge steel framing. Metals in architecture. From concept to reality : camera obscura --
13. Concrete construction. History. Cement and concrete. Sustainability in concrete construction. Making and placing concrete. Formwork. Reinforcing. Concrete creep. Prestressing. ACI 301. Innovations in concrete construction --
14. Sitecast concrete framing systems. Casting a concrete slab on grade. Cast a concrete wall. Casting a concrete column. One-way floor and roof framing systems. Two-way floor and roof framing systems. Other uses of sitecast concrete. Sitecast posttensioned framing systems. Selecting a sitecast concrete framing system. Innovations in sitecast concrete construction. For preliminary design of a sitecast concrete structure. Architectural concrete. Cutting concrete, stone, and masonry. Longer spans in sitecast concrete. Designing economical sitecast concrete buildings. Sitecast concrete and the building codes. Uniqueness of sitecast concrete --
15. Precast concrete framing systems. Precast, prestressed concrete structural elements. For preliminary design of a precast concrete structure. Assembly concepts for precast concrete buildings. Manufacture of precast concrete structural elements. Joining precast concrete members. Fastening to concrete. Composite precast/sitecast construction. The construction process. Sustainability in precast concrete construction. Precast concrete and the building codes. Uniqueness of precast concrete --
16. Roofing. Low-slope roofs. Building enclosure essentials : thermal insulation and vapor retarder. Steep roofs. Sustainability in roofing. Cool roofs. Green roofs. Photovoltaic systems. Roofing and the building codes. Building enclosure essentials : dissimilar metals and the galvanic series --
17. Glass and glazing. History. The material glass. Sustainability of glass. Glazing. Glass and energy. Glass and the building codes. From concept to reality : skating rink at Yerba Buena Gardens --
18. Windows and doors. Windows. Plastics in building construction. Sustainability of windows and doors. Doors. Other window and door requirements --
19. Designing exterior wall systems. Design requirements for the exterior wall. Sustainability of exterior wall systems. Conceptual approaches to watertightness in the exterior wall. Sealing joints in the exterior wall. Loadbearing walls and curtain walls. Building enclosure essentials : air barrier. The exterior wall and the building codes --
20. Cladding with masonry and concrete. Masonry veneer curtain walls. Stone curtain walls. Precast concrete curtain walls. Exterior insulation and finish system. Future directions in masonry and stone cladding. From concept to reality : Seattle University School of Law --
21. Cladding with metal and glass. Aluminum extrusions. Sustainability of aluminum cladding components. Aluminum and glass framing systems. Double-skin facades. Sloped glazing. Curtain wall design and construction : the process. Metal panel cladding --
22. Selecting interior finishes. Installation of mechanical and electrical services. The sequence of interior finishing operations. Sustainability of interior finishes. Selecting interior finishes. Trends in interior finish systems --
23. Interior walls and partitions. Types of interior walls. Framed partition systems. Sustainability of gypsum products. Plaster ornament. Masonry partition systems. Wall and partition facings --
24. Finish ceilings and floors. Finish ceilings. Types of ceilings. Sustainability of finish ceilings and floors. Finish flooring. Types of finish flooring materials. Flooring thickness --
Appendix --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Edward Allen and Joseph Iano.

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