Complete Building Construction, 4th Edition

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9780025178823: Complete Building Construction, 4th Edition

This extensively revised fourth edition has been updated to treat new developments in the industry and respond to environmental and energy conservation concerns. The book's objective is to provide, in a single volume, a compendium of the best of current building design and construction. New to this edition:

  • Seven new chapters include such topics as location of structure on site, concrete, attic ventilation, and radon
  • Discussion of new products, including: low-E glass, heat mirror, switchable glazings, and Aerogels, Gypsonite and Fiberbond, strandboards, hardboard, engineering lumber, and more
  • Especially useful to those who must decide which building materials and construction methods to use, explaining the "why" of construction
  • Contains more than 500 illustrations

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You can build on this foundation

Whether construction is your livelihood or you're just planning a home addition, you need to know the latest about materials, methods, and more. From locating the structure on the site to installing roof shingles, this book helps you make responsible decisions about every stage of building construction. Fully updated with information about available resources, new materials, and recent code changes, it helps you build cost-effective, energy-efficient structures with confidence.

  • Understand how different types of lots, covenants, and zoning will affect structure placement
  • Consider the Air Freezing Index and Degree Days when planning foundations
  • Look at the pros and cons of welded wire fabric in concrete work
  • Explore low-E window glass, heat mirror, and switchable glazings
  • Find out what insulation and ventilation procedures are most effective
  • Learn about the properties of Gypsonite™ and FiberBond™ in interior construction
  • Handle the radon hazard and other environmental issues

About the Author:

Eugene Leger has published countless magazine articles and papers, and has critiqued and reviewed numerous books relating to the construction industry. He has a wide range of experience, having served as a code enforcement officer, and built the famous superinsulated Leger House in the 1970s.

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Leger, Eugene
Published by Audel (1994)
ISBN 10: 0025178822 ISBN 13: 9780025178823
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Book Description Audel, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 4. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0025178822

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