Materials for Architects and Builders: An Introduction
Throughout, the book is clearly illustrated with many photographs and diagrams showing materials and building components both individually and in use. Where relevant the environmental aspects of the building materials are considered. Each chapter lists the up-to-date British and European Standards together with related Building Research Establishment publications and suggested further reading. A selection of colour images illustrates the appropriate use of different construction materials within the context of quality architectural design.
* Essential reading for students of building, architecture and construction
* Extensive coverage of all types of building materials
* Key introductory text
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Blocks and Blockwork
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