Fundamentals of Building Construction

Now in its Fifth Edition, this essential textbook has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete. New introductory material on the processes, organization, constraints, and choices in construction offers a better look at the management of construction. New sections covering the building envelope uncover the secrets to designing enclosures for thermal insulation, vapor retarders, air barriers, and moisture control. The Fifth Edition also features more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach and the latest IBC 2006, CSI MasterFormat, ASTM references, and LEED information.

5 thoughts on “Fundamentals of Building Construction”

  1. So nice to see and hear Ed and Joe talking about their book and giving us
    some of the history of how it came to be written.

  2. this is a very good book! Like me my father went to Purdue in the 70’s in
    building construction management like me. The other day i went back home
    and showed this book to my dad. He went to his room and pulled his edition
    out from when he went to school. A lot of college books are not worth
    keeping, this one is worth every penny.

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