Basic Construction Materials
This new edition of one of the most important works in the field of construction materials provides in-depth coverage of the most commonly used materials. The materials selected are aggregates; asphalt, asphalt concrete; Portland cement concrete; masonry; iron, steel; and wood. Some of the features of the new edition include revised and expanded review questions, new metric examples and problems, additional industry reference standards; a new chapter on plastics, glass, and sheetrock; updated appendix information on codes and standards; new illustrations throughout; and contains many updated A.S.T.M. standards.
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Properties of Materials
Inspection and Testing
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