Thursday, February 7, 2013

Fundamentals of Residential Construction 3e, Allen


Fundamentals of Residential Construction 3rd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Edward Allen and Rob Thallon offer the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this book 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 photorealistic illustrations that bring the text to life, this 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, building codes, heating and cooling, financing, wiring, roofing, thermal insulation, environmental concerns, foundations, finish sitework, rough sitework, wood and light-gauge steel framing, engineered materials, exterior and interior finishes. Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow format, this text is the one-stop source for building professionals to gain a working knowledge of codes, management procedures, material, and all home building concerns.

Edward Allen, FAIA, has been a member of the faculties of Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest instructor at other institutions across the United States. Rob Thallon, architect, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is the author of the following best selling series of guides.

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