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PART ONE CONTEXT 1
1 The Context for Construction 2
2 The Construction Community: Builders, Contractors, and Developers 30
3 The Design Community 50
PART TWO MATERIALS 71
4 The Material Wood 72
5 Masonry 110
6 Concrete 148
PART THREE WOOD LIGHT FRAME CONSTRUCTION 169
7 Rough Sitework 170
8 Foundations 190
9 Floor and Wall Framing 218
10 Roof Framing 248
11 Finishing the Roof 276
12 Windows and Exterior Doors 306
13 Finishing the Exterior Walls 328
14 Plumbing... MORE
Rob Thallon, architect, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is the author of the following best selling series of guides: Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, Graphic Guide to Site Construction, and Graphic Guide to Interior Details. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in residential design and construction, and has designed and overseen construction of numerous custom houses and housing complexes.