The science of building construction and design is evolving more quickly than ever before. The second edition of this outstanding text builds on the previous version. It incorporates the latest updates available, features hundreds of new pieces of artwork, and is now in FULL COLOR! Written by an author team with decades of experience in architecture, building construction, engineering, and teaching, Building Construction: Principles, Materials & Systems 2nd Edition is a comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to construction methods and materials.
Continuing on with the books unique organization, Principles of Construction are covered in Part One and Materials and Systems of Construction are covered in Part Two. Emphasizing a visual approach to learning, it includes more than 1,400 original illustrations and an extra large trim size (9” x 12”) that provides an open and inviting layout that readers are sure to appreciate.
Plus! A completely revamped and expanded companion website, "MyConstructionKit", is also available!
Table of Contents
Part 1: Principles
Chapter 1 An Overview of the Building Delivery Process—How Buildings Come into Being
Chapter 2 Construction Regulations and Standards
Chapter 3 Loads on Buildings
Chapter 4 Load Resistance—The Structural Properties of Materials
Chapter 5 Properties of the Envelope–I: Thermal Properties
Chapter 6 Properties of the Envelope–II: Air and Water Vapor Control
Chapter 7 Fire-Related Properties
Chapter 8 Acoustical Properties of Materials
Chapter 9 Principles of Joints and Sealants (Expansion and Contraction Control)
Chapter 10 Principles of Sustainable Construction
Part 2: Materials and Systems
Chapter 11 Soils and Excavations
Chapter 12 Below-Grade Construction: Foundation Systems and Basements
Chapter 13 Materials for Wood Construction–I (Lumber)
Chapter 14 Materials for Wood Construction–II (Engineered Wood, Fasteners, and Connectors)
Chapter 15 Wood Light Frame Construction–I
Chapter 16 Wood Light Frame Construction–II
Chapter 17 Structural Insulated Panel System Construction
Chapter 18 The Material Steel and Steel Components
Chapter 19 Structural Steel Construction
Chapter 20 Light-Gauge Steel Construction
Chapter 21 Lime, Portland Cement, and Concrete
Chapter 22 Concrete Construction–I (Formwork, Reinforcement and Slabs-on-Ground)
Chapter 23 Concrete Construction–II (Site-Cast and Precast Concrete Systems)
Chapter 24 Masonry Materials–I (Mortar and Brick)
Chapter 25 Masonry Materials–II (Concrete Masonry Units, Natural Stone, and Glass Masonry Units)
Chapter 26 Masonry and Concrete Bearing Wall Construction
Chapter 27 Exterior Wall Cladding–I (Principles of Rainwater Infiltration Control)
Chapter 28 Exterior Wall Cladding–II (Masonry, Precast Concrete, and GFRC)
Chapter 29 Exterior Wall Cladding–III (Stucco, EIFS, Natural Stone, and Insulated Metal Panels)
Chapter 30 Glass, Glazing and Light-Transmitting Plastics
Chapter 31 Windows and Doors
Chapter 32 Exterior Wall Cladding–IV (Glass-Aluminum Wall Systems)
Chapter 33 Roofing–I (Low-Slope Roofs)
Chapter 34 Roofing–II (Steep Roofs)
Chapter 35 Stairs
Chapter 36 Floor Coverings
Chapter 37 Ceilings
Appendix A System of Units
Appendix B Preliminary Sizing of Structural Members
References and Further Reading
Answers to Quizzes
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