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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Cameron K. Andres, Ronald C. Smith

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 9, 2008

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For courses in Commercial Construction, Construction Methods and Materials, Building Fundamentals, and Construction Practices.


This classic text provides an overview of the principles, equipment, materials, and methods applied in the construction of commercial buildings. The text deals with each phase of the construction process in a chapter-by-chapter format, beginning with site evaluation and layout to interior design and building finishes. Supporting discussions are accompanied with a wealth of clear, captivating illustrations and numerous examples with detailed solutions.

Table of Contents

Chapter One            Site Investigation

Chapter Two            Site Layout             

Chapter Three          Excavations and Excavating Equipment    

Chapter Four            Site Development and Services

Chapter Five             Foundations   

Chapter Six               Formwork   

Chapter Seven          Concrete Work   

Chapter Eight            Structural Timber Frame  

Chapter Nine             Reinforced Concrete Frame    

Chapter Ten              Structural Steel Frame   

Chapter Eleven          Floor Systems and Industrial Flooring   

Chapter Twelve         Roof Systems and Industrial Roofing  

Chapter Thirteen       Masonry Construction          

Chapter Fourteen      Curtain Wall Construction   

Chapter Fifteen         Building Insulation   

Chapter Sixteen        Finishing  

Glossary of Terms  


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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition
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$58.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501815-6