Olin's Construction: Principles, Materials, and Methods 9th Edition is a cornerstone reference for architecture and construction professionals and students and provides in-depth, up-to-date coverage of 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. The book is organized by the principles of MasterFormat 2010.
- 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 more
- Offers extensive coverage of the metric system of measurement * Includes more than 1,800 illustrations, 175 new to this edition and more than 200 others, revised to bring them up to date
- Provides vital descriptive information on how to design buildings, detail components, specify materials and products, and avoid common pitfalls
- Contains 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.
The book covers not only the materials and methods of building construction, but also building systems and equipment, utilities, properties of materials and current design and contracting requirements.