Fundamentals of Residential Construction



Fundamentals of Residential Construction
The leading guide to professional home construction—now updated and revised!
Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition 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 photorealistic illustrations that bring the text to life, this Third Edition 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, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition is the one-stop source for building professionals to gain a working knowledge of codes, management procedures, material, and all home building concerns.
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