Fundamentals of residential construction Third Edition

Fundamentals of Residential Construction

Fundamentals of residential construction 3rd Edition by Edward Allen and Rob Thallon

Contents of Fundamentals of residential construction

  • PART ONE. CONTEXT
  • The Context for Construction
  • A Building Culture
  • Construction Systems
  • Types of Residential Development
  • Zoning Ordinances, Building Codes, and Other
  • Legal Constraints
  • Building Costs and Financing
  • Environmental Responsibility: Building Green
  • Building a House: The Typical Process
  • The Construction
  • Community: Builders,
  • Contractors, and
  • Developers
  • History
  • Builders and Contractors
  • Obtaining Work
  • The Residential Developer
  • Training the Construction Community
  • Green Builders, Contractors, and Developers
  • The Design
  • Community
  • History
  • Residential Designers
  • Consultants
  • The Design Process
  • Design Sources
  • Communication between Designer and
  • Builder
  • Green Designers
  • PART TWO. MATERIALS
  • The Material Wood
  • Trees
  • Lumber
  • Wood Products
  • Chemical Treatment
  • Masonry
  • History
  • Mortar
  • Concrete Masonry
  • Brick Masonry
  • Stone Masonry
  • Other Types of Masonry Units
  • Special Problems of Masonry Construction
  • Building Green with Masonry
  • Concrete
  • History
  • Cement and Concrete
  • Making and Placing Concrete
  • Formwork
  • Reinforcing
  • ACI
  • Building Green with Concrete
  • PART THREE. WOOD LIGHT FRAME
  • CONSTRUCTION
  • Rough Sitework
  • Design Considerations
  • Organizing the Site for Construction
  • Site Preparation
  • Excavation
  • Site Utilities
  • Surface Water Drainage
  • Grading
  • Green Practices for Rough Sitework
  • Foundations
  • Foundation Loads
  • Foundation Settlement
  • Soils
  • Designing Foundations
  • Footings
  • Concrete Foundation Walls
  • Concrete Masonry Foundation Walls
  • Concrete Slab Foundations
  • Wood Foundations
  • Precast Concrete Foundations
  • Anchor Bolts and Hold-downs
  • Drainage and Waterproofi ng
  • Foundation Insulation
  • Backfi lling
  • Foundation Design and the
  • Building Codes
  • Floor and Wall
  • Framing
  • History
  • The Platform Frame
  • Building the Frame
  • Roof Framing
  • History
  • Roof Types and Parts
  • Building the Roof
  • Wood Framing and the
  • Building Codes
  • The Uniqueness of Wood Light Frame
  • Construction
  • Building Green with Wood Framing
  • Finishing the Roof
  • Preparation for Roofi ng
  • Roof Slope
  • Steep Roofs
  • Low-Slope Roofs
  • Roof Edge Details
  • Roof Drainage
  • Roofi ng and the Building Codes
  • Building Green with Roofi ng
  • Windows and Exterior
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Exterior Doors
  • Building Green with Windows
  • and Doors
  • Finishing the Exterior
  • Walls
  • The Weather Barrier Membrane
  • Exterior Trim
  • Siding
  • Exterior Paints and Coatings
  • Ladders and Scaffolds
  • Building Green at the
  • Exterior Walls
  • Plumbing
  • Plumbing Basics
  • Planning for Pipes
  • Rough-in Plumbing
  • Finish Plumbing
  • Plumbing Codes
  • Other Piping Systems
  • Building Green with
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Choosing a System
  • Forced-Air Systems
  • Radiant Panel Systems
  • Hydronic Heating Systems
  • Local Source Heaters
  • Finishing a Heating/Cooling System
  • Heating and Cooling Systems and the
  • Building Codes
  • Green Strategies for Heating and Cooling
  • Buildings
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Wiring Basics
  • Electrical System Design
  • Rough-in Electrical Installation
  • Finish Electrical
  • Electrical Wiring and the
  • Building Codes
  • Low-Voltage Wiring
  • Building Green with Electrical Systems
  • Thermal Insulation
  • The Thermal Envelope and Its
  • Components
  • Thermal Insulation Materials
  • How Much Insulation?
  • Installation of Insulation
  • Control of Water Vapor
  • Ventilation of Cavities
  • Control of Air Infi ltration
  • Building Green with Thermal Insulation
  • Fireplaces and
  • Stoves
  • Selecting a Fireplace
  • Planning for Fireplace Construction
  • The Masonry Fireplace
  • Factory-Built Fireplaces
  • Freestanding Stoves
  • Fireplaces and the Building Codes
  • How Green Are Fireplaces and Stoves?
  • Interior Surfaces
  • Wall and Ceiling Finish
  • Finish Flooring
  • Building Green with Gypsum Products
  • Finishing the
  • Interior
  • Interior Doors
  • Cabinets
  • Finish Carpentry and Trim
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Building Green with Paints and
  • Coatings
  • Finish Sitework
  • Paving Systems
  • Level Changes
  • Porches and Decks
  • Finish Grading
  • Fencing
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Irrigation
  • Planting
  • Green Considerations in
  • Finish Sitework
  • PART FOUR. ALTERNATIVE
  • CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS
  • Multifamily
  • Construction
  • History
  • Special Issues
  • Foundations
  • Framing
  • Acoustical Separation
  • Fire Protection
  • Systems
  • Accessibility
  • Site Management
  • Green Issues for Multifamily Housing
  • Low-Tech, Low-Energy
  • Construction
  • Earthen Construction
  • Stacked Log Construction
  • Straw Bale Construction
  • The “Greenness” of Earth, Logs, and Bales
  • Loadbearing Masonry and
  • Concrete Construction
  • Loadbearing Masonry
  • Insulating Concrete Forms
  • Timber Frame
  • Construction
  • The Uniqueness of the Timber Frame
  • Materials and Structure of
  • the Timber Frame
  • Building a Timber Frame House
  • Timber Framing and the
  • Building Codes
  • Building Green with Heavy Timber
  • Light-Gauge Steel
  • Construction
  • Light-Gauge Steel Frame Construction
  • Building Green with Steel Framing
  • Panelized
  • Construction
  • The Concept of Panelized Construction
  • Types of Panels
  • Framed Panel Systems
  • Structural Insulated Panels

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