Fundamentals Of Building Construction

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118420861
Size: 22.34 MB
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Note from the publisher: Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on "pre-engineered" building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards. It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach.

Exercises In Building Construction

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471459699
Size: 63.84 MB
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Exercises in Building Construction, Fourth Edition provides a fully revised, user-friendly exercise book to supplement the fourth edition of Fundamentals of Building Construction. * Includes more than 40 exercises in "real world" construction problem solving; encourages students to apply information learned in classroom. * Exercises are clearly presented with detailed line drawings; easy for student and instructor to follow. * Revised to correspond with the fourth edition of Fundamentals of Building Construction. * Includes companion web pages for instructor use, containing Answer Key and sample drawings.

Fundamentals Of Residential Construction

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118978005
Size: 33.31 MB
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The leading guide to professional home construction, updated and expanded Fundamentals of Residential Construction is the definitive guide to single family and multifamily home building that details every step of the construction process. From siting and foundations to finishing details, this book provides a complete walk-through of professional home construction. Over 1,200 drawings and photographs animate the textbook, while interactive supplementary online resources help facilitate an understanding of the material. This fourth edition accommodates the latest developments in materials and methods, including new coverage of sustainable building and energy efficiency, multifamily construction, prefabricated building components, and CAD/BIM planning tools in residential construction. Authoritative coverage of wood light-frame construction, building systems, industrialized fabrication, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel and masonry construction, multi-family buildings, and more provides a solid foundation in residential construction methods, tools, and processes. Building a home requires a deeply integrated understanding of materials, structures, codes, and management procedures. Because the process involves such a broad array of considerations and challenges, construction professionals must regularly draw on a clear body of knowledge to keep a project running smoothly. This book helps you lay the groundwork of expertise required to successfully complete a residential project. • Learn the advantages and disadvantages of common materials and systems • Understand site preparation, foundations, and framing • Delve into the details of roofing, finishing, and energy efficiency • Understand heating/cooling, plumbing, and electrical options • Examine the latest codes, costs, and management best practices Designing and constructing a home presents a unique project dynamic; people's homes are their sanctuaries, where they make the memories of a lifetime. They must be designed to be lived in, not simply "used." Lifetime costs play a major role in decision-making, materials must be carefully chosen and sourced, and spaces must be structured to be efficient yet enjoyable. Fundamentals of Residential Construction shows you how to bring it all together to turn a project into a family's cherished home.

Fundamentals Of Building Construction Materials And Methods

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478460164
Size: 11.48 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Fundamentals of Building Construction, Materials and Methods. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Set Fundamentals Of Building Construction Sixth Edition With Interactive Resource Center Access Card And Construction Exercises 6e

Author: Allen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781118821381
Size: 73.31 MB
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This cost saving set includes Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 6th Edition Hardcover w/ Interactive Resource Center Access Cardand the bound and perforated edition of Exercises in Building Construction, Sixth Edition. The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. The online Interactive Resource Center, contains animations, interactive exercises, and other learning resources tied to the book.

How Buildings Work

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190289902
Size: 69.81 MB
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Illustrated with hundreds of illuminating line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies--and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Drawing on things he's learned from the many buildings he himself designed (and in some cases built with his own hands), Edward Allen explains complex phenomena such as the role of the sun in heating buildings and the range of structural devices that are used for support, from trusses and bearing walls to post-tensioned concrete beams and corbeled vaults. He stresses the importance of intelligent design in dealing with such problems as overheating and overcooling, excessive energy use, leaky roofs and windows, fire safety, and noisy interiors. He serves up some surprises: thermal insulation is generally a better investment than solar collectors; board fences are not effective noise barriers; there's one type of window that can be left open during a rainstorm. The new edition emphasizes "green" architecture and eco-conscious design and construction. It features a prologue on sustainable construction, and includes new information on topics such as the collapse of the World Trade Center, sick building syndrome, and EIFS failures and how they could have been prevented. Allen also highlights the array of amazing new building materials now available, such as self-cleaning glass, photovoltaics, transparent ceramics, cloud gel, and super-high-strength concrete and structural fibers. Edward Allen makes it easy for everyone--from armchair architects and sidewalk superintendents to students of architecture and construction--to understand the mysteries and complexities of even the largest building, from how it recycles waste and controls the movement of air, to how it is kept alive and growing.

Form And Forces

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118174259
Size: 43.65 MB
Format: PDF
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Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.