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The principles of building construction /
Madan Mehta.
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Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1997.
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xii, 362 p. : ill.
ISBN
0132058812 (hc)
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imprint
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c1997.
isbn
0132058812 (hc)
catalogue key
809504
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Long Description
For a one-semester first course in Building Construction and Materials and Introduction to Building Science for architecture, construction and engineering technology. Using an innovative, integrated approach, this text explores the linkages between the science of materials and the practices of construction to help future architects and builders deal more critically with the ever-increasing array of new materials and the consequent increase in the complexities of construction.
Long Description
For a one-semester first course in Building Construction and Materials and Introduction to Building Science for architecture, construction and engineering technology.Using an innovative, integrated approach, this text explores the linkages between the science of materials and the practices of construction to help future architects and builders deal more critically with the ever-increasing array of new materials and the consequent increase in the complexities of construction.
Main Description
Using an innovative, integrated approach, this book explores the linkages between the science of materials and the practices of construction to help future architects and builders deal more critically with the ever-increasing array of new materials and the consequent increase in the complexities of construction.This book presents and integrates the scientific principles of building materials and construction and their relationships with actual practices. Issues are covered that are relevant to every building type regardless of whether the primary material used in the building is wood, masonry, steel, or concrete. It begins with a brief treatment of building codes and standards since all building construction must conform to building codes as a minimum requirement. It provides full-chapter coverage of structural, thermal, fire related properties, transparency, air infiltration, water vapor and (bulk) water penetration, and dimensional control in buildings. It offers a flexible organization, so content can be covered sequentially or in parts. The U.S. system of units is used primarily throughout, but gives the SI system equal treatment.
Main Description
Using an innovative, integrated approach, this book explores the linkages between the science of materials and the practices of construction to help future architects and builders deal more critically with the ever-increasing array of new materials and the consequent increase in the complexities of construction. This book presents and integrates the scientific principles of building materials and construction and their relationships with actual practices. Issues are covered that are relevant to every building type regardless of whether the primary material used in the building is wood, masonry, steel, or concrete. It begins with a brief treatment of building codes and standards since all building construction must conform to building codes as a minimum requirement. It provides full-chapter coverage of structural, thermal, fire related properties, transparency, air infiltration, water vapor and (bulk) water penetration, and dimensional control in buildings. It offers a flexible organization, so content can be covered sequentially or in parts. The U.S. system of units is used primarily throughout, but gives the SI system equal treatment.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Legislative Constraints on Constructionp. 1
Loads on Buildingsp. 25
Load Effects - The Structural Properties of Materialsp. 59
Thermal Properties of Materialsp. 95
Air Leakage and Water Vapor Controlp. 141
Water Leakage Controlp. 173
Transparency in Buildings - The Material Glassp. 201
Fire-Related Propertiesp. 241
Acoustical Propertiesp. 283
Movement Controlp. 317
Units, Measurements and Dimensionsp. 339
Graphic Symbols for Plans and Sectionsp. 346
Model Code Adoptions by Statep. 347
Unit Weights of Materialsp. 348
Heating Degree Day and Thermal Propertiesp. 350
Temperature Gradient and Dew Pointp. 354
Indexp. 357
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