Fundamentals of Building Construction, Subscription eBook: Materials and Methods
Now in its Fifth Edition, this essential textbook has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete. New introductory material on the processes, organization, constraints, and choices in construction offers a better look at the management of construction. New sections covering the building envelope uncover the secrets to designing enclosures for thermal insulation, vapor retarders, air barriers, and moisture control. The Fifth Edition also features more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach and the latest IBC 2006, CSI MasterFormat, ASTM references, and LEED information.
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Review: Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and MethodsUser 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 MethodsUser Review - Jenny - Goodreads
a useful guide to understanding the methods behind most contemporary building construction techniques. Read full review