(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Problems.)
Materials and Methods-A Historical Perspective. Materials and Types. Civil Engineering Materials. Properties of Engineering Materials. Selection of Materials. Standards.
Rocks. Types of Aggregates. Properties of Aggregates. Examples. Testing.
3. Concrete and Other Cementitious Materials.
Types of Cement. Various Cementitious Materials. Uses of Concrete. Portland Cement. Hydration. Properties of Concrete. Mixing, Placing, and Curing. Properties of Hardened Concrete. Durability. Mix Proportioning and Design. Admixtures. Types of Concrete. Other Cementitious Materials. Testing.
Masonry Units. Mortar, Grout, and Plaster. Masonry Construction. Properties of Masonry. Reinforced Masonry. Mix Proportioning and Examples. Testing.
5. Wood and Wood Products.
Structure of Wood. Types of Wood. Physical Properties of Wood. Shrinkage and Seasoning. Treatment and Durability. Lumber Sizes. Use Classification and Lumber Grading. Moisture Content Classification and Grade Stamp. Mechanical Properties and Allowable Values. Wood Products. Creep. Wood Construction. Testing.
6. Bituminous Materials and Mixtures.
Tars and Pitches. Asphalts. Petroleum Asphalts. Asphalt Grades. Asphalt Concrete. Asphalt Pavement. Spray Applications. Testing.
7. Iron and Steel.
Iron. Steel. Properties of Steel. Structural Steel. Reinforcing Steel. Welded Wire Fabric. Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel. Testing.
8. Plastics and Soils.
Plastics. Modified Plastics. Uses of Plastics. Soils. Strength Property of Soils. Constituent Properties of Soils.
References and Further Reading.