For more than fifty years, Olin's Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. This new edition is an invaluable resource that will provide in-depth coverage for decades to come. You'll find the most up-to-date principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of contemporary concrete, steel, masonry, and wood buildings for residential, commercial, and institutional use. Organized by the principles of the MasterFormat® 2010 Update, this edition:
Covers sitework; concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and plastic materials; sound control; mechanical and electrical systems; doors and windows; finishes; industry standards; codes; barrier-free design; and much moreOffers extensive coverage of the metric system of measurementIncludes more than 1,800 illustrations, 175 new to this edition and more than 200 others, revised to bring them up to dateProvides vital descriptive information on how to design buildings, detail components, specify materials and products, and avoid common pitfallsContains new information on sustainability, expanded coverage of the principles of construction management and the place of construction managers in the construction process, and construction of long span structures in concrete, steel, and wood
1 Design and Contracting Requirements.2 Existing Conditions.3 Concrete.4 Masonry.5 Metals.6 Wood, Plastics, and Composites.7 Thermal and Moisture Protection.8 Openings.9 Finishes.10 Specialties.11 Furnishings.12 Special Construction.13 Conveying Systems.14 Fire Suppression.15 Plumbing.16 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning.17 Electrical.18 Communications.19 Electronic Safety and Security.20 Earthwork.21 Exterior Improvements.22 Utilities.23 Properties of Materials.24 The Metric system of Measurement.Glossary.Index.
H. Leslie Simmons :- H. LESLIE SIMMONS, RA, CSI, is a construction consultant and specifications writer with more than fifty-five years of professional experience.