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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction (8th Edition)

Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction (8th Edition)
Author: Cameron K. Andres P.E. Retired - Ronald C. Smith
ISBN 13: 9780131599239
ISBN 10: 131599232
Edition: 8
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2008-01-12
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 624
List Price: $148.60

This classic book provides an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the construction of large commercial buildings. It makes an excellent source of general information—complete with diagrams, details, photographs, and worked examples of typical construction calculations such as earth moving calculation, formwork calculations, concrete pressures, and insulation values for building components. Revised content in this new 8th edition includes additional examples and homework problems for a complete review, superior illustrations, added video clips to the ancillary materials, and much, much more!


The fifth edition provides all the essential information along with the most current metric conversion of tables, test methods, product sizes, and loads. Topics include site investigation, site layout, excavations and excavating equipment, foundation layout, foundations, formwork, concrete work, structural timber frame, reinforced concrete frame, structural steel frame, floor systems and industrial flooring, roof systems and industrial roofing, masonry construction, curtain wall construction, building insulation, and finishing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.