Building Construction: Principles, Materials, and Systems, 3rd edition

  • Madan L. Mehta, 
  • Walter Scarborough, 
  • Diane Armpriest

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Building Construction, Principles, Materials and Systems is your fully illustrated introduction to construction methods and materials. As demand grows with increasing urbanization across the globe, this text will ensure that you are equipped to produce a resilient and sustainable built environment.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137402793

Subject: Construction Management & Civil Technology

Category: Commercial Construction

Table of contents

PART I: Principles of Construction
An Overview of the Building Delivery Process (How Buildings Come Into Being)
Design and Constructions Regulations
Loads on Buildings
Load Resistance (The Structural Properties of Materials)
Properties of the Envelope-I (Thermal Properties
Properties of the Envelope-II (Air and Water Vapor Control)
Fire and Smoke-Related Properties
Acoustical Properties of Materials
Principles of Joints And Sealants (Expansion and Contraction Control)
Principles of Sustainable Construction
Soils and Excavations
Below-Grade Construction (Foundation Systems and Basements)

PART II: Material and Systems of Constructions
Materials for Wood Construction-I (Lumber)
Materials for Wood Construction-II (Engineered Wood Products, Fasteners, and Connectors)
Wood Light-Frame Construction-I
Wood Light-Frame Construction-II
Structural Insulated Panel Construction
Material Steel and Steel Components
Structural Steel Construction
Cold-Formed Steel construction
Lime, Portland Cement, And Concrete
Concrete Construction-I (Formwork, Reinforcement, and Slabs-On-Ground)
Concrete Construction-II (Site-Cast And Precast Concrete Framing Systems)
Masonry Materials-I (Mortar and Brick)
Masonry Materials-II (Concrete Masonry Units, Natural Stone, and Glass Masonry Units)
Masonry and Concrete Bearing Wall Construction
Exterior Wall Cladding-I (Principles of Rainwater Infiltration Control)
Exterior Wall Cladding-II (Masonry, Precast Concrete, and GFRC)
Exterior Wall Cladding-III (Stucco, Adhered Veneer, Eifs, Natural Stone, and Insulated Metal Panels)
Glass, Glazing, and Light-Transmitting Plastics
Windows and Doors
Exterior Wall Cladding-IV (Wall System in Glass)
Roofing-I (Low-Slope Roofs)
Roofing-I (Steep Roofs)
Floor Coverings

Appendix A: SI System and U.S. System of Units
Appendix B: Preliminary Sizing of Structural Members

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