Alternative Framing Materials in Residential Construction

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788115882


Page: 99

View: 5948

Presents 3 alternative technologies for conventional residential construction: foam-core structural sandwich panels, light-gauge metal framing, and welded-wire sandwich panels. The feasibility, quality, and costs associated with each method are evaluated. By evaluating the design and construction of homes with alternative materials, this report will stimulate builders to investigate building materials options more thoroughly. Background chapter discusses the use and costs of lumber in residential construction. Directory section. 75 tables and photos.

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials

Author: Leon A. Frechette

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 9781572180741

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 333

View: 7724

This is the book for construction professionals who want a clear understanding of alternative materials and how using them can enhance their projects -- both residential and commercial. It covers the materials -- including their strengths and any limitations -- as well as installation tips and manhour estimates. For each product listed, you'll learn where you can get it, including phone numbers and Website addresses of the manufacturers. Every builder needs a niche. This book is full of new, exciting materials that you can offer your customers with confidence.

Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites

Author: Barzin Mobasher

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439806616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 473

View: 1476

Among all building materials, concrete is the most commonly used—and there is a staggering demand for it. However, as we strive to build taller structures with improved seismic resistance or durable pavement with an indefinite service life, we require materials with better performance than the conventional materials used today. Considering the enormous investment in public infrastructure and society’s need to sustain it, the need for new and innovative materials for the repair and rehabilitation of civil infrastructure becomes more evident. These improved properties may be defined in terms of carbon footprint, life-cycle cost, durability, corrosion resistance, strength, ductility, and stiffness. Addressing recent trends and future directions, Mechanics of Fiber and Textile Reinforced Cement Composites presents new opportunities for developing innovative and cost-effective materials and techniques in cement and concrete composites manufacturing, testing, and design. The book offers mathematical models, experimental results, and computational algorithms for efficient designs with fiber and textile reinforced composite systems. It explores alternative solutions using blended cements, innovative reinforcing systems, natural fibers, experimental characterization of key parameters used for design, and optimized designs. Each chapter begins with a detailed introduction, supplies a thorough overview of the existing literature, and sets forth the reasoning behind the experimentation and theory. Documenting the composite action of fibers and textiles, the book develops and explains methods for manufacturing and testing cement composites. Methods to design and analyze structures for reduced weight, increased durability, and minimization of cement use are also examined. The book demonstrates that using a higher volume fraction of fiber systems can result in composites that are quasi-elastic plastic. Speaking to the need to optimize structural performance and sustainability in construction, this comprehensive and cohesive reference requires readers to rethink the traditional design and manufacturing of reinforced concrete structures.

Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction

Author: Abe Kruger,Carl Seville

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285225929

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 8177

GREEN BUILDING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION provides a current, comprehensive guide to this exciting, emerging field. From core concepts to innovative applications of cutting-edge technology and the latest industry trends, this text offers an in-depth introduction to the construction of green homes. Unlike many texts that adopt a product-oriented approach, this book emphasizes the crucial planning, processes, and execution methods necessary for effective, environmentally sound construction. This text demonstrates that Earth-friendly products and energy-efficient materials take planning in order to make a building truly green. This visionary text helps students and professionals develop the knowledge and skills to think green from start to finish, empowering and inspiring them to build truly sustainable homes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Engineered Wood Journal

The Official Publication of APA - The Engineered Wood Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Engineered wood

Page: N.A

View: 3639

Professional Builder

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Buildings

Page: N.A

View: 1488

Handbook of Alternative Materials in Residential Construction

Author: Richard T. Bynum,Daniel L. Rubino

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 394

View: 541

This text offers information on alternative construction materials that are proven, more durable and easier to work with than wood, and will save construction time and cost. A case study chapter provides actual plans and CAD drawings from residential buildings that were created from new materials.

Residential Steel Framing Handbook

Author: Robert Scharff

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070572317

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 429

View: 6868

This book provides in-depth coverage of steel framing, discussing the advantages and thoroughly explaining the techniques. Valuable features include reference charts that outline standards and materials costs, information on the newest materials and tools, and the latest details on the code-exceeding aspects of steel framing.

Green Applications for Residential Construction

Author: Mike Guertin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133170609

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 64

View: 2177

GREEN APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION is a collection of supplemental material for the Residential Construction Academy (RCA) series textbooks that will introduce readers to trade-specific green building practices. The Introduction explains general green building principles and each trade-specific section explores how a carpenter, plumber, HVAC installer, electrician and mason can apply green building principles and jobsite practices while they plan and execute their work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Alternatives to Lumber and Plywood in Home Construction

Author: Eric Lund

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788102646


Page: 61

View: 9132

Identifies a number of alternative materials or building systems that can be used in residential construction under most current building codes, as well as emerging technologies that should be commercially available in the near future. Covers: steel framing, concrete systems, foam core structural sandwich panels, engineered wood products, and a host of emerging technologies, including: plastics, gridcore, scrimber, and more. 28 drawings and photos.

Kitchen & Bath Residential Construction and Systems

Author: NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118711041

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 1699

This revised edition of Residential Construction and Kitchen & Bath Systems combines the thorough guides to typical North American building systems for homes for the kitchen and bath industry into one comprehensive, expanded volume, completely updated and revised throughout. Learning to "read a house" is an essential skill for anyone in the kitchen and bath field. This book provides clear, concise explanations of the home's structural systems and components, including the inner workings of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Forest resource report

Author: United States. Forest Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 3167