9780471219033

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471219033

  • ISBN10:

    0471219037

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/1/2003
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Now in its Fourth Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction is an essential textbook that has been used by thou-sands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The best-selling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete, the new edition includes new coverage of green design and energy-efficient construction energies, and is based on the International Building Code(r).

Author Biography

EDWARD ALLEN has taught for more than thirty years as a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University, and as an invited guest at institutions in the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has designed more than fifty constructed buildings and is the bestselling author of The Architect&#146;s Studio Companion, Architectural Detailing, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, and Shaping Structures: Statics, all published by Wiley.<BR>

Table of Contents

1. Making Buildings.
2. Foundations.
3. Wood.
FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY—AN ENCLOSURE FOR A RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOL.
4. Heavy Timber Frame Construction.
5. Wood Light Frame Construction.
6. Exterior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction.
7. Interior Finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction.
8. Brick Masonry.
9. Stone and Concrete Masonry.
10. Masonry Loadbearing Wall Construction.
11. Steel Frame Construction.
12. Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction.
FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY--CAMERA OBSCURA AT MITCHELL PARK, GREENPORT, NEW YORK. 
13. Concrete Construction.
14. Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems.
15. Precast Concrete Framing Systems.
16. Roofing.
17. Glass and Glazing.
FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY—SKATING RINK AT YERBA BUENA GARDENS, SAN FRANCISCO.
18. Windows and Doors.
19. Designing Cladding Systems.
20. Cladding with Masonry and Concrete.
FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY—SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.
21. Cladding with Metal and Glass.
22. Selecting Interior Finishes.
23. Interior Walls and Partitions.
24. Finish Ceilings and Floors.
Appendix.
Glossary.
Index.

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