Construction Materials Reference Book, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080940382
  • ISBN-13: 9780080940380
  • DDC: 624.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 768 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book is the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specification stages of a construction project. The theory and practical aspects of each material is covered, with an emphasis being placed on properties and appropriate use, enabling broader, deeper understanding of each material leading to greater confidence in their application. Containing fifty chapters written by subject specialists, Construction Materials Reference Book covers the wide range of materials that are encountered in the construction process, from traditional materials such as stone through masonry and steel to advanced plastics and composites. With increased significance being placed on broader environmental issues, issues of whole life cost and sustainability are covered, along with health and safety aspects of both use and installation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Introduction.
2: Aluminium.
3: Copper.
4: Ferrous Metals: An Overview.
5: Cast Iron.
6: Wrought Iron.
7: Steel.
8: Steel Reinforcement for Reinforced Concrete.
9: Lead.
10: Titanium.
11: Zinc.
12: Bricks and Brickwork.
13: Ceramics.
14: Concrete.
15: Glass.
16: Grouts and Slurries.
17: Gypsum and Related Materials.
18: Natural Building Stone.
19: Polymers in Construction: An Overview.
20: Acrylic Plastics.
21: Polycarbonate Plastics.
22: Polyethylene (Polyethene) Plastics.
23: Polypropylene (Polypropene) and Polybutylene (Polybutene-1) Plastics.
24: Polystyrene.
25: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene Copolymer (ETFE).
26: Polyvinyl Chloride Polymers.
27: Thermosetting Resins.
28: Natural and Synthetic Rubbers.
29: Polymer Dispersions and Redispersible Powders.
30: Silicones, Silanes and Siloxanes.
31: Adhesives.
32: Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composite Materials.
33: Timber and Timber Products.
34: Bituminous Materials.
35: Geosynthetics in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
36: Structural Fabrics and Foils.
37: Cork.
38: Asbestos.