This classic textbook provides an overview of the principles, equipment, materials, and methods applied in the construction of commercial buildings. The text deals with each phase of the construction process in a chapter-by-chapter format, beginning with site evaluation and layout to interior design and building finishes. Supporting discussions are accompanied with a wealth of clear, captivating illustrations and numerous examples with detailed solutions. 624pp.
Logical frameworkProvides an overview of the principles, equipment, materials, and methods applied in the construction of commercial buildings. Each phase of the construction process is covered in a chapter-by-chapter format, beginning with site evaluation and layout to interior design and building finishes.
Presents students with a non-intimidating overview of construction processes.
Materials used in heavy constructionDiscusses materials, their properties, and the tests performed on them to ensure suitable performance of the final product.
Supplies students with an in-depth look at the materials used in the construction of commercial buildings.
Reference standardsEstablished by both the American Society for Testing Materials ASTM and the American Concrete Institute ACI.
Assures students that text material meets standards of industry professionals.
Tests for ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1 Certification Program.
Helps students to review, prepareand excelfor this test.
Basic principles of structural design.
Describes for students the reasons for the methods, equipment, and structural details that are used in the various situations encountered on a building site.
Demonstrates for readers the methods that are used in estimating excavation quantities, pile capacities, concrete pressures, and more!
Both standard and metric unitsProvided for all chapter-end review problems and all tables and details throughout the book.
Equips students to understand the manipulation of units using the two most widely used methods of measure.
Chapter-end review questionsApproximately 250 in total.
Enables students to reinforce the major concepts covered in each chapter before moving on to the next.
New to This Edition:
NEW! Coverage of SustainableBuilding (GreenBuilding), now included in Chapters 12 & 15, introduces the reader to this important concept.
ENHANCED! - Updated diagrams and photographs throughout, approximately 900 in total, reflect changes in construction equipment and help illustrate current construction practices.
UPDATED! - Chapter 1, Site Investigation, better illustrates the methods used in the testing and evaluation of soils on the building site.
EXPANDED! - Chapter 3, Excavations and Excavating Equipment, provides additional information for the calculation of excavating volumes.
NEW! - Chapter 4, Site Development and Services, pulls together related content for the first time including topics such as roadway pavements, curbs & sidewalks, parking areas, storm and sanitary sewer lines, storm water management, and street lighting.
REVISED! Chapter 10, Structural Steel Frame, has been thoroughly updated and reorganized to better illustrate the fabrication process of structural steel and the erection of structural steel for building frames.
REVISED & EXPANDED! Chapter 12, Roof Systems & Industrial Roofing, has been completely rewritten to include the various roof design principles and the materials used in roof construction.
Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 8th Edition - Table of Contents:
Excavations and Excavating Equipment
Structural Timber Frame
Reinforced Concrete Frame
Structural Steel Frame
Floor Systems and Industrial Flooring
Roof Systems and Industrial Roofing
Curtain Wall Construction