Higher Education

Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques, 2nd Edition

  • William P. Spence retired, Pittsburgh State University
  • ISBN-10: 1418001813  |  ISBN-13: 9781418001810
  • 1232 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $219.75
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

Comprehensive in nature, this newly updated book extensively explores construction materials and properties as well as current methods of residential and commercial building construction. Revisions reflect the changes based on the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and follows the logical sequence of a construction project. The Second Edition is complete with current information that is the result of input from hundreds of manufacturers and professional and trade organizations, and makes frequent reference to building codes relating to various construction materials and methods.

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Features and Benefits

  • The book follows the logical sequence of a construction project, allowing learners to build a foundation of knowledge before moving into the specific requirements of each stage of construction as would be necessary on an actual jobsite
  • Hands-on activities appear at the end of each chapter providing ample opportunities for readers to work with materials firsthand

Table of Contents

PART I - Introduction to Construction Methods, Materials And Techniques
1. Building Structures and Systems : An Overview
2. Construction: A Dynamic Industry
3. Properties of Materials
PART II - General Requirements And Site Construction
4. The Building Site
5. Soil
6. Foundations
PART III - Concrete And Masonry
7. Concrete
8. Cast-in-Place Concrete
9. Precast Concrete
10. Mortars for Masonry Walls
11. Clay Brick and Tile
12. Concrete Masonry
13. Stone
14. Masonry Construction
PART IV - Metals, Wood And Plastics
15. Ferrous Metals
16. Nonferrous Metals
17. Steel Frame Construction
18. Wood
19. Products Manufactured from Wood
20. Wood and Metal Light Frame Construction
21. Heavy Timber Construction
22. Finishing the Exterior and Interior Wood Frame Buildings
23. Paper and Paper Pulp Products
24. Plastics
PART V - Thermal And Moisture Protection, Doors, Windows And Finishes
25. Thermal Insulation and Vapor Barriers
26. Bonding Agents, Sealers and Sealants
27. Bituminous Materials
28. Roofing Systems
29. Glass
30. Doors, Windows, Entrances and Storefronts
31. Cladding Systems
32. Interior Finishes
33. Protective and Decorative Coatings
34. Gypsum, Lime and Plaster
35. Acoustical Materials
36. Interior Walls, Partitions and Ceilings
37. Flooring
38. Carpeting
PART VI - Specialties, Equipment And Furnishings
39. Specialties
40. Residential and Commercial Equipment
41. Furnishings
PART VII - Special Construction And Conveying Systems
42. Special Construction
43. Conveying Systems
PART VIII - Mechanical And Electrical
44. Fire Protection Systems
45. Plumbing Systems
46. Heating, Air-Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration
47. Electrical Equipment and Systems
APPENDIXES

What's New

  • Correlations and cross-references to the 2004 CSI MasterFormat appear at the front of each section, as well as integrated throughout the text, to provide readers with a quick reference to construction requirements on specific subjects
  • More than 2,000 drawings and photographs reflect current methodologies and technology, bringing important concepts to life for visual learners while keeping pace with the industry
  • A robust Appendix that includes current addresses and website information for key materials manufacturers and professional and technical organizations makes this a handy reference
  • An e.resource on CD-ROM is available to instructors that includes the instructor's guide, PowerPoint, test bank and more!

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Carpentry  (ISBN-10: 1401870694 | ISBN-13: 9781401870690)

The intricate system of contemporary light frame building construction is presented in straightforward, step-by-step procedures in this popular bestseller. Carpentry, 4th Edition follows the logical path of a residential project, using reader-friendly presentations and easy-to-follow diagrams to explore building plans, sitework and layout, footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior surfaces, cabinetry and flooring, and more. This new edition provides a unique blend of all the need-to-know information for both traditional and up-to-date construction practices. Beginning with the layout of the building and finishing with trim carpentry, each section features step-by-step procedures for key carpentry jobs critical safety information, tips of the trade, and insight into the construction industry.

List Price = $265.95  | CengageBrain Price = $265.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $199.75

Scheduling with Suretrak  (ISBN-10: 1401867219 | ISBN-13: 9781401867218)

Quality construction management involves the coordination of many resources, and this step-by-step introduction to construction scheduling and project control techniques ties together the start-to-finish aspects of a modern construction project. Updated to Release 3.0, Scheduling with SureTrak, 2nd Edition utilizes the latest screen captures from the premier construction scheduling software on the market as visuals to illustrate all facets of project control. Its distinctive coverage of construction scheduling includes the traditional theory associated with planning, scheduling, and controlling construction projects, along with the actual use of Primavera's SureTrak software into these applications. This book not only exposes learners to on-screen images but also shows them how to manipulate hard copy prints for exceptional communication and demonstration results.

List Price = $81.95  | CengageBrain Price = $81.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.25

Student Supplements

Carpentry  (ISBN-10: 1401870694 | ISBN-13: 9781401870690)

The intricate system of contemporary light frame building construction is presented in straightforward, step-by-step procedures in this popular bestseller. Carpentry, 4th Edition follows the logical path of a residential project, using reader-friendly presentations and easy-to-follow diagrams to explore building plans, sitework and layout, footings and foundations, framing, interior and exterior surfaces, cabinetry and flooring, and more. This new edition provides a unique blend of all the need-to-know information for both traditional and up-to-date construction practices. Beginning with the layout of the building and finishing with trim carpentry, each section features step-by-step procedures for key carpentry jobs critical safety information, tips of the trade, and insight into the construction.

List Price = $265.95  | CengageBrain Price = $265.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $199.75

Scheduling with Suretrak  (ISBN-10: 1401867219 | ISBN-13: 9781401867218)

Quality construction management involves the coordination of many resources, and this step-by-step introduction to construction scheduling and project control techniques ties together the start-to-finish aspects of a modern construction project. Updated to Release 3.0, Scheduling with SureTrak, 2nd Edition utilizes the latest screen captures from the premier construction scheduling software on the market as visuals to illustrate all facets of project control. Its distinctive coverage of construction scheduling includes the traditional theory associated with planning, scheduling, and controlling construction projects, along with the actual use of Primavera's SureTrak software into these applications. This book not only exposes learners to on-screen images but also shows them how to manipulate hard copy prints for exceptional communication and demonstration results.

List Price = $81.95  | CengageBrain Price = $81.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $61.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

William P. Spence

William P. Spence is Dean of the College of Technology as well as Professor of Construction Engineering Technology emeritus at Pittsburg State University in KS. He currently is active as a full-time author of more than 30 technical construction books.