Fundamentals of building construction: materials and methods

Front Cover
John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 1990 - Architecture - 803 pages
2 Reviews
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 times-wood, stone, brick and the techniques by which they are made into buildings today-before 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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods

User Review  - laurie - Goodreads

The first day of class, the professor, also the head of the construction/industrial technology department, stated we would read the whole book. I thought he was dramatizing. He was not. Learned a lot and grateful he majorly pushed us through the whole book. Highly recommended. Read full review

Review: Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

a useful guide to understanding the methods behind most contemporary building construction techniques. Read full review

Contents

Information
11
FOUNDATIONS
17
Excavation
25
Copyright

64 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Building Structures
James Ambrose
Limited preview - 1993
All Book Search results »

About the author (1990)

Edward Allen is an architect and teacher who enjoys explaining things through words and drawings: what makes buildings work, what makes buildings habitable and lovable, how architects' design ideas become reality. He has published nine books on these subjects. He has taught at the University of
Oregon, Yale University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and lectures worldwide. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the 2005 recipient of the Topaz Medal for Excellence in Architectural Education.

Bibliographic information