Architectural Materials for Construction
Organized in accordance with the CSI MASTER-FORMAT, this one-stop guide provides specifications for all common major architectural building materials. It makes it easier to fully investigate the details of conjoining assemblies and the pitfalls of new designs. Color photos showcase some of the best recent examples of how materials are being Applied in architectural practice.
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