A. Lyons
Butterworth-Heinemann | 0750669403 | 2006 | PDF | 528 pages | 21 Mb

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Materials for Architects and Builders provides an introduction to a wide range of building materials. It explains in detail the manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses of the standard building products, everything a student would need to know. The book also describes many recent technological innovations and rediscovered materials, reflecting an increased concern for environmental issues within the Industry.

This new edition has been completely updated to reflect the amended Building Regulations, the latest British and European Standards as well as incorporating current advice and information from the Building Research Establishment.

Dr Arthur Lyons is a teacher fellow and principal lecturer in building materials at the Leicester School of Architecture within the Faculty of Art and Design at De Montfort University, UK. He has taught the subject of building materials for thirty five years to a wide range of students within the built environment disciplines.


Bricks and brickwork
Blocks and blockwork
Lime, cement and concrete
Timber and timber products
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Bitumen and flat roofing materials
Ceramic materials
Stone and cast stone
Glass-fibre reinforced plastics, cement and gypsum
Plaster and board materials
Insulating materials
Energy-saving materials and components
Recycled and ecological materials
Sealants, gaskets and adhesives
Paints, wood stains, varnishes and colour


"An excellent textbook ... thoroughly recommended ... necessary reading for not only students but professionals also" Structural Survey

" ... illustrated throughout with clear diagrams photographs and sketches... the quality of the publication is excellent... crammed full of information essential to students" The Lecturer, -- Review --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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