Construction Materials Reference Book
- Publish Date: 2013-08-29
- Binding: Hardcover
Fully updated to reflect the latest materials and their applications, this second edition of the Construction Materials Reference Book remains the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specification stages of a construction project. The theory and practical aspects of each material are covered in detail, with an emphasis being placed on properties and appropriate use, enabling a deeper understanding of each material and greater confidence in their application.
Containing 38 chapters written by subject specialists, a wide range of construction materials are covered, from traditional materials such as stone through masonry and steel to advanced plastics and composites.
With diagrams, reference tables, chemical and mathematic formulae, and summaries of the appropriate regulations throughout, this is the most authoritative construction materials guide available. This edition features extra material on environmental issues, whole life costing, and sustainability, as well as the health and safety aspects of both use and installation.