Modern Masonry

Author: Clois E. Kicklighter
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
ISBN: 0870068733
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Modern Masonry provides a thorough grounding in safe methods of laying brick, block, and stone, as well as a broad understanding of materials and their properties. Simply and clearly written, the text covers the important aspects of the masonry trade including tools and equipment; safety; the makeup, properties, uses, and sizes of every type of masonry unit; accepted techniques for laying all kinds of masonry units in all kinds of bonds; construction details for masonry walls, foundations, pavement, steps, garden walls, and masonry arches; and over 75 procedures for laying brick, block, and stone.-- Provides information on the newest materials and building techniques used in the industry, as well as the latest standards.-- Covers entire masonry systems such as walls, floors, and foundations.-- Full color throughout with numerous illustrations to enhance student understanding.-- Material is organized into functional units closely aligned with the needs of an apprenticeship training program, community college program, or other instructional setting.-- Reference section includes more than 30 useful charts and drawings.-- Offers step-by-step procedures for masonry techniques.-- Includes end-of-chapter review questions.

Materials for Architects and Builders

Author: Arthur Lyons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781856175197
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Architecture

Bricks and brickwork; Blocks and blockwork; Lime, cement and concrete; Timber and timber products; Ferrous and non-ferrous metals; Bitumen and flat roofing materials; Glass; Ceramic materials; Stone and cast stone; Plastics; Glass-fibre reinforced plastics, cement and gypsum; Plaster and board materials; Insulation materials; Sealants, gaskets and adhesives; Paints, wood stains, varnishes and colour; Energy-saving materials and componets; Recycled and ecological materials; Sustainability

Construction Materials

Author: Peter Domone
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203927575
Release Date: 2010-06-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

So far in the twenty-first century, there have been many developments in our understanding of materials’ behaviour and in their technology and use. This new edition has been expanded to cover recent developments such as the use of glass as a structural material. It also now examines the contribution that material selection makes to sustainable construction practice, considering the availability of raw materials, production, recycling and reuse, which all contribute to the life cycle assessment of structures. As well as being brought up-to-date with current usage and performance standards, each section now also contains an extra chapter on recycling. Covers the following materials: metals concrete ceramics (including bricks and masonry) polymers fibre composites bituminous materials timber glass. This new edition maintains our familiar and accessible format, starting with fundamental principles and continuing with a section on each of the major groups of materials. It gives you a clear and comprehensive perspective on the whole range of materials used in modern construction. A must have for Civil and Structural engineering students, and for students of architecture, surveying or construction on courses which require an understanding of materials.

Modern Construction Handbook

Author: Andrew Watts
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 9783990434550
Release Date: 2013-07-17
Genre: Architecture

The Modern Construction Handbook has become a building construction classic and is used as a textbook in many courses. Its systematic approach with chapters on materials, walls, roofs, construction and environment offers clear and efficient orientation. Digital fabrication techniques are included as well (complementing traditional production processes) and presented in an instructional book for the first time. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and now provides: More information – more annotation of drawings, more text on the page. Updated ‘future’ chapter with more emerging construction techniques. Updated essays on construction in the introduction Chapter 1. Mote technical data in the ‘Materials’ Chapter. The content in this third edition has been completely reworked which makes it an even more valuable companion for students and young practitioners!

Ancient Egyptian Masonry

Author: Somers Clarke
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 158509059X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Architecture

Reveals the methods Egyptians used to build their stone constructions. We marvel at the structures they built, not knowing exactly how it was done. The authors state that their explanation of the Great Pyramids construction is not the final answer and that many mysteries still remain, yet do a fascinating job in detailing how the huge stones were dressed and laid out. Many mysteries are cleared up in this book, which includes over 250 sketches and pictures that back up the authors claims. They reveal how hard work, ingenuity, and an advanced knowledge of mathematics and physics account for some of the amazing architectural feats performed in early Egypt. Yet when a mystery remains, the authors openly admit it. Any serious researcher on ancient Egypt should not be without this book.

Extending and Improving Your Home

Author: M. J. Billington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118423394
Release Date: 2012-06-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Written for small builders and tradesmen such as bricklayers andcarpenters, as well as householders wanting to provide more spaceand enhanced living conditions without the substantial cost ofmoving house. While there are many books that deal with theconstruction aspects of extending a house, there are few sourcesthat combine the planning, construction and regulatory aspects intoone easily accessible source. Extending and Improving a Homemeets that need. By focussing on specific building elements –foundations, walls, roofs, services, finishes etc – the bookneatly provides a comprehensive, accessible guide to the areas ofhome improvement that cause most concern for householders and smallbuilders. Extending and Improving a Home will: Guide you through the mazeof legislation that affects most building alterations andextensions; show how to go about getting a project realised interms of design, choice of contractor and construction,successfully and to budget, and give sound technical solutions forall the elements of a project that also comply with BuildingRegulations.

Dimension Stone Use in Building Construction

Author: Kurt R. Hoigard
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN: 9780803144927
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Building stones

"Twelve peer-reviewed papers demonstrate the continuing advancement in the understanding of dimension stone used in building construction. Topics cover: Strength Testing--addresses testing to determine strength characteristics of dimension stone cladding panels. Design--covers a wide range of topics, including the advantages and disadvantages of three common dimension stone paving installation techniques; the relationships between stone material strength, anchorage strength, and induced stress states for four common dimension stone cladding anchorage configurations; and more. Evaluation and Investigation--provides observations regarding investigations into the causes of dimension stone cladding deterioration and failure. Durability--discusses the complex issue of dimension stone durability using three different approaches; a large-scale European research project to investigate the causes of marble and limestone cladding panel bowing, develop preconstruction testing parameters to assess bowing potential, and assess proposed remedial efforts to reduce or inhibit ongoing bowing; and more."--Publisher's website.