(0) items

Fundamentals of Residential Construction,9780470540831
This item qualifies for

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Fundamentals of Residential Construction

by ;


Pub. Date:
Includes 2-weeks free access to
step-by-step solutions for this book.
Step-by-Step solutions are actual worked out problems to the questions at the end of each chapter that help you understand your homework and study for your exams. Chegg and eCampus are providing you two weeks absolutely free. 81% of students said using Step-by-Step solutions prepared them for their exams.

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 3rd edition with a publication date of 4/5/2011.
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 Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • 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.

Related Products

  • Fundamentals of Residential Construction
    Fundamentals of Residential Construction
  • Fundamentals of Residential Construction, 2nd Edition
    Fundamentals of Residential Construction, 2nd Edition


This is a revision of the definitive text on home building by bestselling authors Edward Allen and Rob Thallon. It features the latest developments in the materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, and a new chapter on small, multi-family apartment buildings. Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow format, it covers codes, costs, and management procedures, discusses building materials, and explores basic building systems. Profusely illustrated with over 1,250 drawings and photographs, this book includes new photorealistic illustrations that bring the text to life.

Author Biography

Edward Allen, FAIA, has been a member of the faculties of Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest instructor at other institutions across the United States. Along with a teaching career that spans more than thirty years, he has designed more than fifty constructed buildings. He is the best selling author of The Architect's Studio Companion, Architectural Detailing, Form and Forces, and Fundamentals of Building Construction, all published by Wiley.

Rob Thallon, architect, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is the author of the following best selling series of guides: Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, Graphic Guide to Site Construction, and Graphic Guide to Interior Details. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in residential design and construction, and has designed and overseen construction of numerous custom houses and housing complexes.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xi


1 The Context for Construction 2

2 The Construction Community: Builders, Contractors, and Developers 30

3 The Design Community 50


4 The Material Wood 72

5 Masonry 110

6 Concrete 148


7 Rough Sitework 170

8 Foundations 190

9 Floor and Wall Framing 218

10 Roof Framing 248

11 Finishing the Roof 276

12 Windows and Exterior Doors 306

13 Finishing the Exterior Walls 328

14 Plumbing 352

15 Heating and Cooling 370

16 Electrical Wiring 392

17 Thermal Insulation 408

18 Fireplaces and Stoves 434

19 Interior Surfaces 456

20 Finishing the Interior 474

21 Finish Sitework 496


22 Multifamily Construction 516

23 Low-Tech, Low-Energy Construction 546

24 Loadbearing Masonry and Concrete Construction 574

25 Timber Frame Construction 592

26 Light-Gauge Steel Construction 608

27 Panelized Construction 622

Glossary 643

Index 669

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