Construction Materials Manual
Edition Detail, 2006 - Architecture - 280 pages
The manual addresses fundamental questions of sustainability, including life-span, environmental impact, and material cycles, while also presenting material innovations. All of the principal conventional and innovative construction materials are documented, with attention to their production, treatment, surfaces, connections, and characteristics.
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