Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 10th edition

  • Ronald C. Smith, 
  • W Ronald Woods

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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction shows how to apply design theory to the construction process, providing crucial knowledge for contractors managing subcontractors. It is on the approved reference list for numerous states requiring contractors to pass licensing exams.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137409006

Subject: Construction Management & Civil Tech

Category: Construction Management

Table of contents

1. The Practice of Commercial Construction
The Construction or "Project Delivery" Team
The Project Delivery Process
The Contract for Construction
Plans and Specifications for Construction
Codes and Standards
Development of Codes and Standards

2. Site Evaluation and Layout
Site Evaluation
Feasibility Evaluation and Land Development
Revisiting the Construction Team
Preliminary Investigation
Nature of Soil
Subsurface Sampling
Surface Testing
Secondary Investigation
Surveying the Site
Layout Before Excavation
Foundation Layout
Bench Marks and Deep Excavations
Review Questions

3. Site Development and Services
Curbs and Sidewalks
Parking Areas
Storm Drainage and Sanitary Sewers
Lighting and Landscaping
Review Questions

4. Excavations and Excavating Equipment
Effects of Soil Types on Excavating Equipment
Removing Groundwater
General and Special Excavations
Estimating Amount of Material to Be Removed
Excavating Machines
Choosing Excavation Equipment
Protection of Excavations
Excavation Wall Bracing
Protection of Adjacent Buildings
Rock Excavation
Review Questions

5. Foundations
Need for Deep Foundations
Types of Piles
Bearing Capacity of Pile Foundations
Wood Piles
Concrete Piles
Steel Piles
Composite Piles
Pile Drivers
Spread Foundations
Slurry Wall Foundations
Earthquake-Resisting Foundations
Soil Enhancement for Foundations
Review Questions

6. Formwork
Form Materials
Formwork Principles
Concrete Pressure Calculations
Formwork Design
Footing Forms
Wall Forms
Slip Forms
Construction Joints
Control Joints
Column, Girder, and Beam Forms
Floor Forms
Shoring and Reshoring in Multistory Structures
Form Accessories
Review Questions

7. Concrete Work
Aggregates for Concrete
Portland Cement
Concrete Mix Design
Tests on Concrete
Preparation for Placing Concrete
Mixing Concrete
Machinery for Placing Concrete
Concrete Transportation
Placing Concrete
Concrete Joints
Finishing and Curing Concrete
Hot Concrete
Design of Structural Lightweight Concrete
Review Questions

8. Reinforced Concrete Frame
Principles of Reinforced Concrete
The Reinforced Concrete Frame
Reinforcing Steel
Cast-In-Place Reinforced Concrete Structural Frame
Precast Concrete Structural Frames
Architectural Precast Concrete
Tilt-Up Load-Bearing Wall Panels
Review Questions

9. Structural Timber Frame
The Structural Frame
Timber Connectors
Wood Columns
Wood Beams
Floor and Roof Decks
Glued-Laminated Timber
Connections for Glulam Beams and Arches
Parallel-Strand Lumber
Plywood Structures
Termite Control for Wood Buildings
Review Questions

10. Structural Steel Frame
Structural Steel Properties and Shapes
Planning for the Structural Steel Frame
Principles of Structural Steel Frames
Structural Steel Frame Components
Connecting Structural Steel Sections
Structural Steel Fabrication
Structural Steel Site Work and Erection
Review Questions

11. Floor Systems and Industrial Flooring
Timber Subfloors
Concrete Subfloors
Floor Slab Forms and Work
Industrial Floor Finishes
Review Questions

12. Roof Systems and Industrial Roofing
Roof Design Principles
Structural Framing for Roofs
Truss Roof Framing
Alternative Roof-Framing Methods
Roof-Framing Systems and Roof Styles
Roof Decks
Roof Membranes and Insulation
Review Questions

13. Masonry Construction
Building with Concrete Block Units
Prefabricated Concrete Block Wall Panels
Brick Construction
Building with Stone
Cold-Weather Masonry Work
Review Questions

14. Curtain Wall Construction
Masonry Curtain Walls
Stone Panels
Precast Concrete Curtain Walls
Lightweight Curtain Walls
Glass Curtain Walls
Review Questions

15. Building Insulation
Thermal Insulation
Building Insulation
Sound Insulation and Control
Moisture Control
Review Questions

16. Finishing
Exterior Finishes and Facings
Interior Finishing
Wall Tile
Gypsum Board
Plastic Laminates
Masonry Finishes
Review Questions

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