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Fundamentals of Building Construction


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1 Making Buildings 3 2 Foundations 19 3 Wood 73 4 Heavy Timber Frame Construction 117 Heavy Timber (Mill) Construction 122 5 Wood Light Frame Construction 143 6 Exterior Finishes for Wood Light 7 Interior Finishes for Wood Light 8 Brick Masonry 267 9 Stone and Concrete Masonry 303 10 Masonry Loadbearing Wall 11 Steel Frame Construction 367 12 Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction 443 13 Concrete Construction 467 14 Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems 503 15 Precast Concrete Framing Systems 559 16 Roofing 597 17 Glass and Glazing 643 18 Windows and Doors 679 19 Designing Cladding Systems 713 20 Cladding with Masonry and Concrete 733 21 Cladding with Metal and Glass 763 Aluminum Extrusions 764 22 Selecting Interior Finishes 791 23 Interior Walls and Partitions 803 24 Finish Ceilings and Floors 841 Appendix 870 Glossary 873 Index 895

About the Author

EDWARD ALLEN has taught for more than thirty years as a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University, and as an invited guest at institutions in the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has designed more than fifty constructed buildings and is the bestselling author of The Architect's Studio Companion, Architectural Detailing, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, and Shaping Structures: Statics, all published by Wiley. JOSEPH IANO has been Edward Allen's illustrator, collaborator, and coauthor for more than twenty years. He is a registered architect whose experience includes professional practice, teaching design and technology in numerous schools of architecture, and work in the construction trades. Currently he heads a Seattle firm that provides technical consulting to architects and others in the design and construction industry.

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