Basic Construction Materials

Hardcover | March 10, 2010

byTheodore Marotta, John C. Coffey, Cynthia Lafleur-brown

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Basic Construction Methods, Eighth Edition, offers an in-depth introduction to the real-world application of some of the most fundamental materials used in construction today. This informative and practical text reflects the latest industry standards from ASTM and ACI and fully prepares students for entry into the construction industry or for further study in construction methods, specification writing, design methods, or related engineering programs. This new edition takes a renewed focus on sustainability, the environmental costs of materials production, and the ability to recycle construction materials.

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Basic Construction Methods, Eighth Edition, offers an in-depth introduction to the real-world application of some of the most fundamental materials used in construction today. This informative and practical text reflects the latest industry standards from ASTM and ACI and fully prepares students for entry into the construction industry...

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Basic Construction Methods, Eighth Edition, offers an in-depth introduction to the real-world application of some of the most fundamental materials used in construction today. This informative and practical text reflects the latest industry standards from ASTM and ACI and fully prepares students for entry into the construction industry...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:March 10, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0135129699

ISBN - 13:9780135129692

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Aggregates
3. Asphalt
4. Portland Cement Concrete
5. Iron and Steel
6. Wood
7. Masonry

Appendices

Metrics.

Formulas for Areas and Volumes.

ASTM Standards Relating to Aggregates.

ASTM Standards Relating to Asphalt Concrete.

ASTM Standards Relating to Concrete.

ASTM Standards Relating to Masonry.

ASTM Standard Practice for Selecting Proportions for Normal, Heavyweight, and Mass Concrete.

APA—The Engineered Wood Association Design Tables for Glulam Garage Door Headers and Substituting Glulam for Steel or Solid-Sawn Lumber Beams.

Index.