Construction Materials: Types, Uses and Applications
A single-source reference, correlating knowledge previously scattered throughout construction, architectural, engineering, chemical, and other technical books, journals, and manufacturers' literature. Provides an encyclopedic examination that lists alphabetically practically every type of construction material. Numerous illustrations carefully depict uses while charts and tables provide pertinent practical information. Uses simplest professional and scientific terminology to eliminate major semantical problems of the field. Gives metric and currently used sizes and dimensions; makes frequent mention of specifications, standards, codes, and other requirements.
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