Modern Masonry provides a thorough grounding in safe methods of laying brick, block, and stone, as well as a broad understanding of materials and their properties. Simply and clearly written, the text covers the important aspects of the masonry trade including tools and equipment; safety; the makeup, properties, uses, and sizes of every type of masonry unit; accepted techniques for laying all kinds of masonry units in all kinds of bonds; construction details for masonry walls, foundations, pavement, steps, garden walls, and masonry arches; and over 75 procedures for laying brick, block, and stone.-- Provides information on the newest materials and building techniques used in the industry, as well as the latest standards.-- Covers entire masonry systems such as walls, floors, and foundations.-- Full color throughout with numerous illustrations to enhance student understanding.-- Material is organized into functional units closely aligned with the needs of an apprenticeship training program, community college program, or other instructional setting.-- Reference section includes more than 30 useful charts and drawings.-- Offers step-by-step procedures for masonry techniques.-- Includes end-of-chapter review questions.
A necessary purchase for level 1 and 2 undergraduates studying building/ construction materials modules, Materials for Architects and Builders provides an introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and contains information pertaining to their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Construction Materials is a core module on all undergraduate and diploma construction-related courses and this established textbook is illustrated in colour throughout with many photographs and diagrams to help students understand the key principles. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The current concern for the ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use are reflected in the emphasis given to sustainability and recycling. An additional chapter on sustainability and governmental carbon targets reinforces this issue.
'Materials for Architects and Builders' covers the broad range of key materials used within the construction industry and is a descriptive introduction to the manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses of the major building materials. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials technology, in particular the need to adapt for the ecological impact of different materials. The book is illustrated in colour throughout with many photographs and diagrams showing materials and building components both individually and in use. Each chapter lists the up-to-date British and European Standards, revised Building Regulations together with related Building Research Establishment publications and suggested further reading. â€¢Essential reading for students of building, architecture and construction â€¢Extensive coverage all types of building materials â€¢Updated to include latest national and international standards and regulations
So far in the twenty-first century, there have been many developments in our understanding of materials’ behaviour and in their technology and use. This new edition has been expanded to cover recent developments such as the use of glass as a structural material. It also now examines the contribution that material selection makes to sustainable construction practice, considering the availability of raw materials, production, recycling and reuse, which all contribute to the life cycle assessment of structures. As well as being brought up-to-date with current usage and performance standards, each section now also contains an extra chapter on recycling. Covers the following materials: metals concrete ceramics (including bricks and masonry) polymers fibre composites bituminous materials timber glass. This new edition maintains our familiar and accessible format, starting with fundamental principles and continuing with a section on each of the major groups of materials. It gives you a clear and comprehensive perspective on the whole range of materials used in modern construction. A must have for Civil and Structural engineering students, and for students of architecture, surveying or construction on courses which require an understanding of materials.
National Research Council (U.S.). Building Research Institute
Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design provides comprehensive instruction on traditional and computer-based methods of preparing architectural working drawings, as well as coverage of design and construction principles and methods. It is organized around the design-building process, a logical way for students to easily learn. It is intended to help build the necessary technical skills to communicate architectural ideas in an understandable, efficient, and accurate manner. Architecture: Residential Drafting and Design covers all phases of architectural drafting and design. In addition to providing information on architectural drafting, design, and construction, the text includes excellent coverage of computer-aided drafting and design (CADD), 3D parametric modeling applications, and building information modeling (BIM).
The Modern Construction Handbook has become a building construction classic and is used as a textbook in many courses. Its systematic approach with chapters on materials, walls, roofs, construction and environment offers clear and efficient orientation. Digital fabrication techniques are included as well (complementing traditional production processes) and presented in an instructional book for the first time. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and now provides: More information – more annotation of drawings, more text on the page. Updated ‘future’ chapter with more emerging construction techniques. Updated essays on construction in the introduction Chapter 1. Mote technical data in the ‘Materials’ Chapter. The content in this third edition has been completely reworked which makes it an even more valuable companion for students and young practitioners!
Reveals the methods Egyptians used to build their stone constructions. We marvel at the structures they built, not knowing exactly how it was done. The authors state that their explanation of the Great Pyramids construction is not the final answer and that many mysteries still remain, yet do a fascinating job in detailing how the huge stones were dressed and laid out. Many mysteries are cleared up in this book, which includes over 250 sketches and pictures that back up the authors claims. They reveal how hard work, ingenuity, and an advanced knowledge of mathematics and physics account for some of the amazing architectural feats performed in early Egypt. Yet when a mystery remains, the authors openly admit it. Any serious researcher on ancient Egypt should not be without this book.