Commercial Building Construction: Materials and Methods

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Edition: 1st
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Pub. Date: 2021-07-07
Publisher(s): McGraw Hill
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Table of Contents

Preface
CHAPTER 1 Plans, Specifications, and Construction Management
   Introduction
   Commercial Construction Documents
   The Architect and Structural Engineer
   Analyzing a Set of Commercial Construction Documents
   Components on a Set of Commercial Architectural Plans
   Pictorial Drawings
   Drawing Revisions
   General Construction Specifications
   Specifications for Commercial Construction
   Building Information Modeling
CHAPTER 2 Sustainable Technology
   Introduction to Sustainable Technology
   Sustainable Technology Supports a Healthy Architectural Environment
   International Energy Conservation Code
   Energy-Efficient Construction Programs
   Net-Zero Energy or Net Metering
   Solar Energy Design
   Geothermal Systems
   Wind Energy
   Hydroelectric Power
   Biopower
   Sustainable Development and Green Building on Brownfield Sites
CHAPTER 3 Construction Site and Excavation
   Introduction
   Site Orientation
   Wind Orientation
   Sound Orientation
   Topography
   Land Clearing
   Introduction to Basic Surveying
   Construction Surveying
   Measuring Horizontal Distances
   Measuring Vertical Distances
   Site Survey
   Grading Plan
   Corner Staking, Excavation Layout, and Footing Excavation
   Environmental Protection
   Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control
CHAPTER 4 Concrete Construction and Foundation Systems
   Introduction
   Concrete Construction
   Foundation Systems
   Concrete Construction Practices
   Crawl Space Foundation
   Concrete Slab Foundation
   Concrete Wall Foundations
   Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF)
   Pier Foundation
   Shotcrete
   Piling Foundations
CHAPTER 5 Masonry Construction
   Introduction
   Common Masonry Construction Materials
   Concrete Block Construction
   Common Masonry Wall Construction Practices
   Other Masonry-Related Construction Materials
CHAPTER 6 Steel Construction
   Introduction
   Prefabricated Steel Structures
   Steel-Framed Structures
   Common Connection Methods
   Fabrication Methods
   Lightweight Steel-Frame Construction
CHAPTER 7 Roof Construction and Materials
   Introduction
   Roof Plans and Details
   Roof Trusses
   Panelized Commercial Roof Construction
   Commercial Roofing Materials
   Metal Roofing
   Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing
   Built-Up Roofing
CHAPTER 8 Wood Construction
   Introduction
   Light Wood Framing Materials
   Nailed Connections
   Platform and Balloon Framing
   Floor Framing Systems
   Introduction to Light Wood Wall Framing
   Wall Framing Systems
   Wood Framing Materials
   Framing Corners
   Framing Intersecting Partitions
   Framing Shear Walls
   Fire and Sound Walls
   Energy-Efficient Wall Framing Methods
   Introduction to Light Wood Roof Framing
   Roof Styles
   Roof Framing Materials and Terminology
   Framing with Roof Trusses
   Timber Construction
   Timber-Frame Construction
   Timber-Frame Roof Construction
   Mass Timber Construction
CHAPTER 9 Doors, Windows, and Installations
   Introduction
   Commercial Doors
   Pre-Hung Doors
   Glass Sliding Doors
   Commercial Windows
   Thermochromic Glass
   Electrochromic Glass
   National Fenestration Rating Council
   Window Types and Styles
   Skylights and Sloped Glazing
   Door and Window Schedules
   Window Wall Systems
CHAPTER 10 Insulation and Barriers, and Indoor Air Quality and Safety
   Introduction
   Insulation
   Vapor Barrier
   Radiant Barriers
   Caulking
   Sources of Pollutants
   Heat Recovery and Ventilation
   Exhaust Systems
   Cleaning the Air
   Sealing Off the Garage
CHAPTER 11 Stair Construction
   Introduction
   Types of Stairs
   Stair Floor Plan Representations
   Basic Stair Characteristics
CHAPTER 12 Finish Work and Materials
   Introduction
   Drywall Installation and Finish
   Millwork
   Types of Millwork
   Cabinets
   Appliances and Fixtures
   Reading Cabinet Elevations
   Surface Finishes
   Underlayment
   Exterior Siding
CHAPTER 13 Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Systems
   Introduction
   Introduction to Mechanical Systems
   Hot Water Heating Systems
   Heat Pump Systems
   Zone Control Systems
   Radiant Heat
   Thermostats
   Introduction to Plumbing Systems
   Sizing of Plumbing Pipe
   Water Systems
   Drainage and Vent Systems
   Plumbing Placement
   Plumbing Schedules
   Fire Sprinkler Systems
   Sewage Disposal
   Metric Values in Plumbing
   Introduction to Electrical Systems
   Reading Electrical Symbols
   Automation
   Electrical Schedules
   Wind Power Electricity Generation
   Photovoltaic Modules
   Metric Values in Electrical Installations
GLOSSARY
INDEX

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