Fundamentals of Residential Construction
Fundamentals of Residential Construction 4th Edition is comprehensive guide to professional home construction and features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this book thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing and roofing. Abundantly illustrated with more than 1,250 drawings and photographs, including new photo-realistic illustrations that bring the text to life, the book provides authoritative coverage on wood light-frame construction, industrialized systems of construction, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel frame, panelized construction and a new chapter on multifamily construction. Topics covered include plumbing, heating and cooling; building codes; financing; wiring; roofing; thermal insulation; environmental concerns; foundations; rough and finish site-work; wood and light-gauge steel framing; engineered materials; exterior and interior finishes. Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow format, this book is the one-stop source for building professionals to gain a working knowledge of codes, management procedures, material, and all home building concerns.