Fundamentals of building construction: materials and methods

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Wiley, 1985 - Architecture - 743 pages
"For the nuts-and-bolts on building construction practices and materials, thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology have turned to Edward Allen and Joseph Iano's Fundamentals of Building Construction. This new Fifth Edition of the bestselling reference and textbook provides the most up-to-date survey of the basic materials and methods used in building construction." "Using the latest building codes, standards, and developments in materials and technologies as its basis, this book covers the complete range of construction activities - from excavating and foundations to cladding and interior finishes - and examines common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction."--BOOK JACKET.

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