Materials for Architects and Builders
'Materials for Architects and Builders' covers the broad range of key materials used within the construction industry and is a descriptive introduction to the manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses of the major building materials.
This new edition has been fully updated to take into account new materials that have come into use since the first edition in 1996. In particular there is increased emphasis on environmental concerns, with new chapters on ecological and energy saving materials such as photovoltaics.
The book is illustrated throughout with many photographs and diagrams showing materials and building components both individually and in use. Each chapter lists the up-to-date British and European Standards, revised Building Regulations together with related Building Research Establishment publications and suggested further reading.
* Essential reading for students of building, architecture and construction
* Extensive coverage all types of building materials
* Updated to include details on energy saving materials and techniques
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