Construction Databook: Construction Materials and Equipment

Construction Materials and Equipment

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March 5, 2010


Mixed media product, 688 pages


0071613579 / 9780071613576


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Main description

Up-to-Date Details on Construction Materials and Equipment

A thoroughly revised, all-inclusive compendium, Construction Databook, Second Edition contains hundreds of tables, specifications, charts, and illustrations covering all of the materials and equipment most frequently used at a typical job site. You'll find easy-to-access, practical information on application, selection, dimensions, and installation of all construction components. New details on sustainable materials and energy-saving options are also included. Ideal for both commercial and residential projects, this one-stop resource will help you run any construction job more efficiently and economically.


  • Soils, site utilities, and sitework equipment
  • Substructures
  • The building envelope
  • Carpentry, framing, drywall, and engineered wood projects
  • Fireproofing and soundproofing
  • Interior finishes--millwork, laminates, paint, and wall coverings
  • Doors and windows
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical systems and equipment
  • Electrical
  • Useful tables, charts, and formulas

Table of contents

Section 1 Soils, Site Utilities, Sitework Equipment
Section 2 Sub-Structures
Section 3 The Building Envelope
Section 4 Carpentry, Framing. Drywall, Engineered Wood Products
Section 5 Fireproofing and Soundproofing
Section 6 Interior Finishes- Millwork, Laminates, Paint and Wall Coverings
Section 7 Doors and Windows
Section 8 Plumbing
Section 9 Mechanical Systems and Equipment
Section 10 Electrical
Section 11 Useful Tables and Charts, and Formulas

Author comments

Sidney M. Levy is an independent construction industry consultant with more than 40 years of experience in the profession.

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