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Building Construction: Principles, Materials, & Systems, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Medan Mehta, Walter Scarborough, Diane Armpriest

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 24, 2012

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For one or two semester courses in Construction Methods and Materials and Design courses in Architecture.

 

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. This organization fosters a definitive understanding of general concepts before moving on to more complex concepts. 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 students are sure to appreciate.

 

Plus! A completely revamped and expanded companion student 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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$62.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-265456-2