|About the Book|
For nearly half a century, Construction has been the standard reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. Encyclopedic in scope, it provides .in-depth coverage of virtually all accepted principles, materials,MoreFor nearly half a century, Construction has been the standard reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. Encyclopedic in scope, it provides .in-depth coverage of virtually all accepted principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.Over the course of sixteen extremely well-illustrated chapters, this Seventh Edition covers the key practical issues involved in most residential and commercial building construction-from site preparation to concrete finishing, masonry design to plastic fabrications, waterproofing to sprinkler systems, air conditioning to heat conveyance, and much more. It also provides vital descriptive information on design basics- detail components, material and product specification, and construction documentation, along with helpful pointers on hove to avoid pitfalls commonly encountered in building design and construction.Extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest industry standards and construction materials and methods- this Seventh Edition features:New and expanded coverage of construction documents and administration, pre-stressed and post-tensioned structural concrete heavy timber framing, wood - siding, green materials, plumbing systems, and moreGuidelines for architects on how to handle the bidding and negotiation phases of a building construction projectAn appendix featuring up-to-date contact information for key building organizations, associations, and agenciesConstruction, Seventh Edition is an indispensable working reference for architects, architectural engineers, home builders, interior designers, and all construction professionals. It is also an unparalleled educational resource for undergraduate and graduate students in those fields.