9780131101579

Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131101579

  • ISBN 10:

    0131101579

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/01/2002
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This classic book provides an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used in the construction of large commercial buildings. Each chapter covers the principles and practices of a particular aspect of the construction process—from site layout to building finishes—supporting discussions with a wealth of clear, captivating illustrations. All review problems at the end of chapters 3, 5, 6, 7, and 15 and all tables and details throughout the book are now provided in both standard and metric units. Information is presented within a logical framework focusing on construction processes and the properties of materials, followed by an individual discussion of the most widely used materials. Current construction techniques are illustrated and described. Reference standards established by both the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Tests for ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1 Certification Program are included. Worked examples are included. For those interested in exploring field of commercial construction.

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