Frederick S. Merritt & Jonathan T.Ricketts
McGraw-Hill | 2000 | PDF | 1600 pages | 16 Mb

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A where-would-you-be-without-it handbook covering every single important step in building design and construction, now updated to include key changes in design and construction practices. Surveys materials, structures, soil mechanics and foundations, building types, hardware, insulation, acoustics, plumbing, and more--all the material that will help architects, engineers, contractors, and others work better, faster, and smarter. Includes new design specifications; the latest developments in seismic and wind design criteria; new building systems and material; updated building codes throughout; NFPA requirements; and new wood material and codes.


Section 1 System Fundamentals Jonathan T. Ricketts
Section 2 The Building Team-Managing the Building Process Alan D. Hinklin
Section 3 Protection against Hazards David W. Mock
Section 4 Building Materials David J. Akers
Section 5 Structural Theory Akbar Tamboli, Michael Xing, and Mohsin Ahmed
Section 6 Soil Mechanics and Foundations Robert W. Day
Section 7 Structural Steel Construction Bruce Glidden
Section 8 Cold-Formed Steel Construction Don S. Wolford and Wei-Wen Yu
Section 9 Concrete Construction Edward S. Hoffman and David P. Gustafson
Section 10 Wood Construction John ‘‘Buddy’’ Showalter and Thomas G. Williamson
Section 11 Wall, Floor, and Ceiling Systems Frederick S. Merritt
Section 12 Roof Systems Dave Flickinger
Section 13 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Lawrence E. McCabe
Section 14 Plumbing—Water-Supply, Sprinkler, and Wastewater Systems Gregory P. Gladfelter and Brian L. Olsen
Section 15 Electrical Systems James M. Bannon
Section 16 Vertical Circulation Steven D. Edgett and Allen M. Williams
Section 17 Construction Project Management Robert F. Borg
Section 18 Communications Systems Tom Nevling
Section 19 Construction Cost Estimating Colman J. Mullin


*Building professionals' favorite single-source reference *The most authoritative and comprehensive handbook available *Helps you work better, faster, and smarter *Covers newest materials, methods, systems, and specifications

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Answering questions, simplifying planning, and cutting costs for more than 40 years, this classic resource places all mission-critical information within easy reach. Architects, engineers, and contractors open Building Design and Construction Handbook when they want:

*Most effective and efficient methods and materials *Current building codes, NFPA requirements, and legal standards *Details and specifics on technical standards, systems, materials, theories, and procedures in related fields *Avoidance of construction halts, glitches, and change orders resulting from errors and omissions *Latest seismic and wind design criteria *Best methods in use today

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