Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques: Building for a Sustainable Future,
5th Edition

Eva Kultermann, William P. Spence

ISBN-13: 9780357513835 | ISBN-10: 0357513835

Copyright 2022

| Published 2021

| 960 pages

List Price USD $175.95


Get a thorough overview of sustainable methods for site, residential and commercial building construction with this comprehensive text, which covers both traditional and contemporary materials, current industry standards and new and emerging technologies. The only text organized according to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat® standards, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, Fifth Edition, features a reader-friendly style and logical structure, which follows the construction process step-by-step from project inception to completion. The new edition provides up-to-date coverage of dramatic changes underway in the construction industry, including advances in pre-fabricated construction; increased use of drones, robotics and artificial intelligence; net-zero buildings and lean construction. You'll learn about key current industry developments and standards, as well as latest relevant building codes, all presented within a dynamic, richly illustrated new design. Beyond the text itself, you can access a wealth of helpful learning resources to help you gain a clear understanding of today's construction materials, methods and techniques, providing a critical foundation for your career success.

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Meet the Authors

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Eva Kultermann is Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses in architectural design, material technologies, and energy conscious/sustainable design. In 2011 she was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Architecture. Formerly, she taught at the University of Arkansas and won the school's Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. She also worked as a professional builder, carpenter foreperson, and project manager. Ms. Kultermann is a licensed architect who holds a carpentry diploma from Northwest Arkansas Vocational Technical School, a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas, and a Master of Science in Energy Efficient Architecture from Oxford Brooks University in England.

William P. Spence was Dean of the College of Technology as well as Professor of Construction Engineering Technology emeritus at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. He also enjoyed an active career as a full-time author of more than 30 technical construction books. Mr. Spence passed away in 2016.

  • The book's unique organization follows a logical sequence that mirrors the typical progression of a construction project. This helps readers gain familiarity with typical industry practices while facilitating learning, providing a solid foundation of knowledge before exploring the specific requirements of each stage of construction.
  • Located at the end of each chapter, numerous hands-on activities provide realistic opportunities for readers to apply what they have learned by putting concepts into practice in ways relevant for today's industry.
  • An abundance of useful learning features are integrated into the chapter contents to help readers master the material more readily. Examples include Chapter Learning Objectives, Key Terms, and Review Questions to help boost comprehension and focus attention on key concepts within each chapter.
  • This unique text is the only resource of its kind that follows the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)'s MasterFormat® specifications system. The Fifth Edition is organized by selected divisions referencing the 2020 edition of the MasterFormat and the 2009 edition of the GreenFormat.
  • Numerous real-world case studies, many focusing on construction projects that have received Green or LEED certification, demonstrate how various strategies, concepts and construction materials can be used for success in today's industry.
  • "Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques" features throughout the text showcase groundbreaking materials and practices, providing detailed information on key industry advances and other areas of interest.

Table of Contents

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1. The Construction Industry: An Overview
2. Regulatory Constraints, Standards and Sustainability
3. Properties of Materials
4. The Building Site
5. Soils
6. Foundations
7. Concrete
8. Cast-In-Place Concrete
9. Precast Concrete
10. Mortars for Masonry Walls
11. Clay Masonry
12. Concrete Masonry
13. Stone
14. Masonry Construction
15. Ferrous Metals
16. Nonferrous Metals
17. Steel Frame Construction
18. Wood, Plastics, and Composites
19. Products Manufactured from Wood
20. Wood and Metal Light Frame Construction
21. Heavy Timber Construction
22. Finishing the Exterior and Interior of Light Wood Frame Buildings
23. Plastics
24. Thermal Insulation and Vapor Barriers.
25. Bonding Agents, Sealers, and Sealants
26. Bituminous Materials
27. Roofing Systems
28. Glass
29. Doors, Windows, Entrances, and Storefronts
30. Cladding Systems
31. Interior Finishes, Paints, and Coatings
32. Acoustical Materials
33. Interior Walls, Partitions, and Ceilings
34. Flooring
35. Specialties, Equipment and Furnishings
36. Special Construction
37. Conveying Systems
38. Fire-Suppression Systems
39. Plumbing Systems
40. Heating, Air-Conditioning, Ventilation, and Refrigeration
41. Electrical Equipment and Systems
42. Electronic Signal and Security Systems
Construction Materials/Methods/Techniques
Case Studies

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