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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.
This supplement provides many instructional resources, including quiz masters, answer keys, reproducible masters, and additional resources.
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. •Essential reading for students of building, architecture and construction •Extensive coverage all types of building materials •Updated to include latest national and international standards and regulations
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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.
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.

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