Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods

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Wiley, Apr 5, 1990 - Technology & Engineering - 816 pages
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An introduction to the art of building, it has been revised and updated to reflect changes in the industry. Describes the materials used since ancient timesówood, stone, brick and the techniques by which they are made into buildings todayóbefore proceeding to structural steel, reinforced and prestressed concrete, float glass, extruded aluminum, advanced gypsum products, synthetic rubber compounds and plastics. Deals with whole systems of building including foundations, framing, roofing, interiors, electrical and mechanical systems. Each chapter contains a summary, list of key terms and concepts, review questions and references. Illustrated with over 300 line drawings and 700 photographs.

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FOUNDATIONS
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Excavation
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