Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods Reviews

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  • J. Lin says:
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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    Indispensable, September 4, 2010
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    J. Lin (Toronto, ON Canada) –
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    I’ve owned it for six years, and it is still one of my go-to reference guides whenever I have doubts regarding certain materials & methods. The authors not only explain the construction process and materials involved, but also provide the (building) scientific context for many of the typically encountered assemblies in today’s construction industry. If you’re a student, please don’t be intimidated by the sheer mass of this book. You’ll be thankful for the solid foundation this book provides when you transition from academia to practice.

    With that said, this book will not provide exhaustive detail on any particular type of construction (such a book will most likely not fit on any one bookshelf or hard drive), but it will certainly point you in the right direction whether you are searching for pre-determined solutions or are developing your own details.

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  • Washington Reader says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    Outstanding Introduction, January 8, 2011

    This is an introduction to construction techniques that is very well written and excellently illustrated. The coverage is very broad – masonry, steel frame, wood frame, cast concrete, etc., and the explanations in each area are all detailed. The only real criticism I have is that there are not too many references to other work.

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  • A. Bell says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    Great Purchase, April 9, 2009
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    A. Bell
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    I bought this book for a class I was taking in graduate school and it is phenomenal. It explains everything in great detail without the useless wordy paragraphs other books contain. Great pictures and overall great explanations of how things work.

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