The Gypsum Construction Handbook

Author: USG
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118749812
Size: 74.93 MB
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The tried-and-true Gypsum Construction Handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials. A widely respected training text for aspiring architects and engineers, the book provides detailed product information and efficient installation methodology. The Seventh Edition features updates in gypsum products, including ultralight panels, glass-mat panels, paperfaced plastic bead, and ultralightweight joint compound, and modern specialty acoustical and ceiling product guidelines. This comprehensive reference also incorporates the latest in sustainable products.

The Gypsum Construction Handbook

Author: RSMeans
Publisher: RSMeans
ISBN: 9780876292587
Size: 46.31 MB
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One of the construction industry's longest-running, most relied-on references, The Gypsum Construction Handbook was first published by the U.S. Gypsum Company in 1904. For more than a century and through several editions, the book has become a trusted standard. This new 6th edition is an illustrated, comprehensive, and authoritative guide on all facets of gypsum construction. You'll find the newest product developments, installation methods, fire- and sound-rated construction information, illustrated framing-to-finish application instructions, estimating and planning information, and more. System descriptions – together with full data on products, accessories, tools, equipment, and applications – help plan and estimate projects and ensure compliance with performance criteria. Cost- and time-saving techniques keep the work on budget. New in the sixth edition are chapters on sustainable construction methods and products, building movement, fire resistance, heat transfer, sound transmission, and vapor/moisture control. The Handbook covers both new construction and repair and remodeling and includes: framing drywall and veneer plaster joint treatment and plaster finishing interior cement board ceilings conventional plaster

Drywall Construction Handbook

Author: Robert Scharff
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9780070571242
Size: 22.49 MB
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From the editors of Wall & Ceilings magazine, a hands-on reference to all technical aspects of the drywall industry, including how to stay up-to-date, save time, and avoid mistakes.

Insulation Handbook

Author: Richard T. Bynum
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071414614
Size: 54.25 MB
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Plan, implement, and troubleshoot any type of insulation application Invaluable to anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of thermal insulation, Insulation Handbook, by Richard T. Bynum and Daniel L. Rubino, is a thorough guide to all the important methods, materials, and concepts associated with it, along with sound problem-solving advice. You’ll slash construction time and costs while maximizing energy efficiency with this “A-Z” overview of residential installation. The authors, experts with hands-on construction and design experience, provide the rock-solid help you need to: Evaluate the pros and cons of today’s most commonly used materials -- including loose fill, batts, blankets, spray-on, and boards – as well as cutting-edge technologies still under development Decide upon the best insulation strategy Work within the framework of codes, standards, and regulations Achieve optimum thermal comfort in any home Understand innovative insulation systems such as ICFs (insulated concrete formwork), SIPs (structured insulated panels) and drainable-type EIFs Prevent damages caused by moisture accumulation Solve the problems presented by asbestos and other dangerous materials Obtain information from manufacturers and suppliers More!

Handbook Of Construction Tolerances

Author: David Kent Ballast, AIA, CSI
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471931519
Size: 72.90 MB
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The comprehensive guide to construction tolerances, newly revised and updated How much may a steel frame be out of plumb? What are the expected variations of a precast concrete panel? What is required to successfully detail finish materials on masonry? Updating and expanding on its popular first edition, the Handbook of Construction Tolerances, Second Edition remains the only comprehensive reference to the thousands of industry standard tolerances for the manufacture, fabrication, and installation of construction materials and components-- including all-important accumulated dimensional variations. Covering new materials and techniques developed since the book was first published, the Second Edition of this easy-to-use reference features: * More than 100 drawings illustrating the tolerance concepts * New sections on measuring compliance with tolerance standards; right-of-way construction; autoclaved aerated concrete; tilt-up concrete panels; interior stone wall cladding; structural insulated panels; decorative architectural glass; laminated architectural flat glass and bent glass * New guidelines on how to incorporate tolerance requirements in drawings and specifications * New information on how to apply tolerance information during contract administration With the Handbook, architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, lawyers, and others involved in the construction industry will be armed with the information they need to design and detail more accurately, write better specifications, establish normal practice and standards of care, supervise construction, settle worksite disputes, and save time and money at every stage of building.

Handbook Of Thermal Analysis Of Construction Materials

Author: V.S. Ramachandran
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 0815517750
Size: 60.51 MB
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This comprehensive book containing essential information on the applicability of thermal analysis techniques to evaluate inorganic and organic materials in construction technology should serve as a useful reference for the scientist, engineer, construction technologist, architect, manufacturer, and user of construction materials, standard-writing bodies, and analytical chemists. The material scientists at the National Research Council of Canada have established one of the best thermal analysis laboratories in the world. Various types of thermal analysis techniques have been applied successfully to the investigation of inorganic and organic construction materials. These studies have provided important information on the characterization of raw as well as finished materials, quality control, quantitative estimation, interrelationships between physical, chemical, mechanical, and durability characteristics. Information on the application of thermal analysis to construction materials is dispersed in literature and hence the IRC scientists embarked on producing a handbook, the first of its kind, incorporating the latest knowledge available in this field of activity. Almost all important construction materials have been included.

Roofing Construction And Estimating

Author: Daniel Benn Atcheson
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9781572180079
Size: 63.12 MB
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Everything you need to know to estimate, build, and repair practically every type of roof covering: asphalt shingles, roll roofing, wood shingles & shakes, clay tile, slate, metal, built-up, and elastomeric. Shows how to measure and estimate most roofs (including estimating shortcuts discovered by the author), how to install leak-proof underlayment and flashing, and how to solve problems with insulation, vapor barriers, and waterproofing. Over 300 large, clear illustrations that help you find the answers to all your roofing questions.