(0) items

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Exercises in Building Construction



by ;
Pub. Date:
List Price: $42.67

Rent Textbook


Buy New Textbook

Usually Ships in 3-4 Business Days



Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $30.62

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?

Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.

How do rental returns work?

Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!

What version or edition is this?

This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 10/14/2013.

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically only the book itself is included.


This essential companion to Fundamentals of Building Construction, Sixth Edition, involves students in the types of everyday issues faced by professional building architects. Exercises in Building Construction, Sixth Edition, offers students a hands-on way to apply material learned in the core book by featuring:

*Forty-six real world construction problems
*Clear instructions for each exercise
*Informative, concise illustrations
*Ample space to work out answers

Complete with online resources for students and instructors, Exercises in Building Construction, Sixth Edition provides expert developmental guidance from the industry's leading authorial team.

Table of Contents

Getting Started with the Exercises v

1. Making Buildings 1

1.1 Assessing Sustainable Buildings 2

1.2 Building Code Restrictions 5

1.3 Observing Construction 9

1.4 Providing Construction Services 13

2. Foundations 15

2.1 Waterproofing and Drainage 16

2.2 Soil Types and Bearing Capacities 19

2.3 Foundation and Slope Support Systems 21

3. Wood 23

3.1 Working with Wood--Part I 24

3.2 Working with Wood--Part II 27

4. Heavy Timber Frame construction 29

4.1 Heavy Timber Framing 30

5. Wood Light Frame Construction 33

5.1 Laying Out Floor Framing 34

5.2 Laying Out Wall Framing 37

5.3 Working with Pitched Roofs 39

5.4 Designing Roof Framing 43

6. Exterior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction 45

6.1 Exterior Detailing 46

7. Interior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction 49

7.1 Proportioning Fireplaces 50

7.2 Proportioning Stairs 53

7.3 Platform Frame Design Project 55

8. Brick Masonry 59

8.1 Selecting Bricks and Mortar 60

8.2 Brick Bonds 63

8.3 Masonry Dimensioning 65

8.4 Lintels and Arches 69

9. Stone and Concrete Masonry 71

9.1 Selecting Concrete Masonry Units 72

9.2 Stone Masonry 75

10. Masonry Wall Construction 77

10.1 Movement Joints in Masonry Construction 78

10.2 Masonry Cavity Wall Detailing 81

11. Steel Frame Construction 83

11.1 Steel Structural Shapes 84

11.2 Steel Framing Plans 87

11.3 Detailing Steel Connections 91

11.4 Steel Frame Design Exercise 95

12. Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction 99

12.1 Light Gauge Steel Framing Details 100

13. Concrete Construction 103

13.1 Detailing Concrete Reinforcing Bars 104

14. Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems 107

14.1 Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems 108

14.2 Architectural Concrete 111

15. Precast Concrete Framing Systems 113

15.1 Precast Concrete Framing Systems 114

15.2 Detailing Precast Concrete Framing 117

16. Roofing 121

16.1 Low-Slope Roof Drainage 122

16.2 Low-Slope Roof Detailing 125

17. Glass and Glassing 127

17.1 Selecting Glass and Glassing 128

18. Windows and Doors 129

18.1 Selecting Windows and Doors 130

19. Designing Exterior Wall Systems 131

19.1 Rainscreen Cladding and Sealant Joint Design 132

20. Cladding with Masonry and Concrete 135

20.1 Masonry Cladding Design 136

21. Cladding with Metal and Glass 137

21.1 Aluminum Extrusions 138

22. Selecting Interior Finishes 141

22.1 Selecting Interior Finish Systems 142

23. Interior Walls and Partitions 145

23.1 Detailing Wall Finishes 146

24. Finish Ceilings and Floors 149

Detailing Floor and Ceiling Finishes 150

Teach yourself to Build 153

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...