Building Design and Construction Handbook, Sixth Edition

by: Frederick S. Merritt, Jonathan T. Ricketts


Abstract: A where-would-you-be-without-it handbook covering every single important step in building design and construction, now updated to include key changes in design and construction practices. Surveys materials, structures, soil mechanics and foundations, building types, hardware, insulation, acoustics, plumbing, and more–all the material that will help architects, engineers, contractors, and others work better, faster, and smarter. Includes new design specifications; the latest developments in seismic and wind design criteria; new building systems and material; updated building codes throughout; NFPA requirements; and new wood material and codes.
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Title: Building Design and Construction Handbook, Sixth Edition

Publisher: McGRAW-HILL: New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Auckland, Bogotá, Caracas, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, New Delhi, San Juan, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2001, 1994, 1982, 1975, 1965, 1958 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780070419995

Authors:

Frederick S. Merritt is the author of this McGraw-Hill Professional publication.

Jonathan T. Ricketts is the author of this McGraw-Hill Professional publication.

Description: A where-would-you-be-without-it handbook covering every single important step in building design and construction, now updated to include key changes in design and construction practices. Surveys materials, structures, soil mechanics and foundations, building types, hardware, insulation, acoustics, plumbing, and more–all the material that will help architects, engineers, contractors, and others work better, faster, and smarter. Includes new design specifications; the latest developments in seismic and wind design criteria; new building systems and material; updated building codes throughout; NFPA requirements; and new wood material and codes.