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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition
Author: Edward Allen - Joseph Iano
ISBN 13: 9780470074688
ISBN 10: 47007468
Edition: 5th
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2008-12-03
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1008
List Price: $125.00

Now in its Fifth Edition, this essential textbook has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The bestselling 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. New introductory material on the processes, organization, constraints, and choices in construction offers a better look at the management of construction. New sections covering the building envelope uncover the secrets to designing enclosures for thermal insulation, vapor retarders, air barriers, and moisture control. The Fifth Edition also features more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach and the latest IBC 2006, CSI MasterFormat, ASTM references, and LEED information.


This revision of the authoritative handbook on common building materials and methods includes current information on foundations, new uses for plastics in construction and more. Fifty new photographs and 25 new line drawings further enhance the existing program of over 900 illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)