Best Concrete Materials Engineering Books

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1. The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home: A Step-by-Step Method for Managing Home Construction

Author: by Kent Lester
Published at: Popular Woodworking Books; Fifth edition (January 12, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1440346019

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Save 30% on home construction! Whether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home can help you save 30% or more on the cost of home construction by teaching you the ins and outs of managing your construction project.

Learn how to get your project off to a solid start. Get financial and legal details in language you can understand. Learn what to consider when selecting a lot and how to deal with suppliers, labor and subcontractors. Gain understanding of building codes and inspections so you can manage with authority, confidence, and efficiency.

This extensive guide walks you through each phase of construction including preconstruction, foundations, framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, masonry, siding, insulation, drywall, trim, painting, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, tile and landscaping. Completely revised and updated, this edition includes a new section on sustainable building as well as the most comprehensive building resources section ever compiled.


2. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods

Author: by Edward Allen
Published at: Wiley; 7th edition (October 15, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1119446194

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THE #1 REFERENCE ON BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONUPDATED FROM THE GROUND UP Edward Allen and Joseph Iano’s Fundamentals of Building Construction has been the go-to reference for thousands of professionals and students of architecture, engineering, and construction technology for over thirty years. The materials and methods described in this new Seventh Edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest advancements in the industry.

Carefully selected and logically arranged topicsranging from basic building methods to the principles of structure and enclosurehelp readers gain a working knowledge of the field in an enjoyable, easy-to-understand manner. All major construction systems, including light wood frame, mass timber, masonry, steel frame, light gauge steel, and reinforced concrete construction, are addressed.

Now in its Seventh Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction contains substantial revisions and updates. New illustrations and photographs reflect the latest practices and developments in the industry. Revised chapters address exterior wall systems and high-performance buildings, an updated and comprehensive discussion of building enclosure science, evolving tools for assessing environmental and health impacts of building materials, and more.


3. Print Reading for Construction: Residential and Commercial

Author: by Walter C. Brown
Published at: Goodheart-Willcox; Seventh Edition, Revised, Textbook (November 6, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1631269226

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Print Reading for Construction provides a practical way to learn and master the skill of print reading for construction. It is a combination textworkbook that teaches the interpretation and visualization of residential and commercial construction prints. The text starts with the basics and progresses to advanced topics.

The content is ideal for career and technical students, apprentices, and building trades workers in addition to being suitable for selfstudy. The Large Prints folder included with the text contains 140 foldout prints (17 x 22) from residential and commercial construction, providing students realistic, onthejob experience.

Green Building and Careers in Construction features address sustainable design practices and career information. Applied math and measurement content and assessments help students master foundational skills for success. Electronic versions of the prints in the Large Prints folder are available in PDF format in the instructor resources.


4. Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

Author: by Mark Miodownik
Published at: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (March 17, 2015)
ISBN: 978-0544483941

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New York Times Bestseller New York Times Notable Book 2014 Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books A thrilling account of the modern material world. Wall Street Journal “Miodownik, a materials scientist, explains the history and science behind things such as paper, glass, chocolate, and concrete with an infectious enthusiasm.” Scientific AmericanWhy is glass see-through?

What makes elastic stretchy? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that renowned materials scientist Mark Miodownik constantly asks himself. Miodownik studies objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world.

In Stuff Matters, Miodownik explores the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor to the foam in his sneakers. Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, Stuff Matters will make you see stuff in a whole new way.”Stuff Matters is about hidden wonders, the astonishing properties of materials we think boring, banal, and unworthy of attention…


5. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone

Author: by Clois E. Kicklighter Ed. D.
Published at: Goodheart-Willcox; Eighth Edition, Textbook (February 23, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1631260957

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Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone provides a broad understanding of the properties and applications of masonry materials. Safe and proper procedures for working with brick, block, and stone are included, as is coverage of concrete form construction. New and revised features found in this edition include Green Notes, Code Notes, and step-by-step Procedures.

Green Note features highlight information on sustainability, energy efficiency, and other environmental issues. Code Note features reference the Internal Residential Code and International Building Code to familiarize students with a clear explanation of recommended techniques for a variety of masonry jobs.


6. PPI SE Structural Engineering Reference Manual, 9th Edition – A Comprehensive Reference Guide for the NCEES SE Structural Engineering Exam

Author: by Alan Williams PhD SE FICE C Eng
Published at: PPI, a Kaplan Company; Revised, Ninth Edition,Revised (January 1, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1591265337

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Updated to the latest NCEES code updates Get your SE Structural Engineering Reference Manual study schedules at ppi2pass.Com/downloads. Comprehensive Coverage for the SE Structural Engineering Exam The SE Structural Engineering Reference Manual prepares you for the NCEES SE structural engineering exam.

It provides a comprehensive review of structural analysis and design methods related to vertical and lateral forces. All exam topics are covered, and exam-adopted codes and standards are frequently referenced. You will learn how to apply concepts by reviewing the 270 example problems, and you will strengthen your problem-solving skills by working the 50 end-of-chapter practice problems.

Each problem’s complete solution lets you check your own solving approach. Access to supportive information is just as important as knowledge and problem-solving efficiency. The SE Structural Engineering Reference Manual’s thorough index easily directs you to the codes and concepts you will need during the exam.


7. Foundations & Concrete Work

Author: by Editors of Fine Homebuilding
Published at: Taunton Press; Illustrated edition (January 16, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1631869136

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Written by seasoned builders from across the country, this revised edition of Foundations & Concrete Work features 17 new articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine, all focused on helping builders form and pour the absolute highest-quality foundations. More than 375 on-the-job photos and drawings 272 pages chock-full of advice, tips, and tricks from the world’s most foremost home building experts from Fine Homebuilding magazine, the most respected residential construction magazine in the country.

Foundations & Concrete Work, is the only book on the subject that builders will ever need!


8. The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate

Author: by Bruce King
Published at: New Society Publishers (December 5, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0865718685

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Soak up carbon into beautiful, healthy buildings that heal the climate “Green buildings” that slash energy use and carbon emissions are all the rage, but they aren’t enough. The hidden culprit is embodied carbon the carbon emitted when materials are mined, manufactured, and transported comprising some 10% of global emissions.

With the built environment doubling by 2030, buildings are a carbon juggernaut threatening to overwhelm the climate. It doesn’t have to be this way. Like never before in history, buildings can become part of the climate solution. With biomimicry and innovation, we can pull huge amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and lock it up as walls, roofs, foundations, and insulation.

We can literally make buildings out of the sky with a massive positive impact. The New Carbon Architecture is a paradigm-shifting tour of the innovations in architecture and construction that are making this happen. Office towers built from advanced wood products; affordable, low-carbon concrete alternatives; plastic cleaned from the oceans and turned into building blocks.


9. Design of Reinforced Concrete

Author: by Jack C. McCormac
Published at: Wiley; 10th edition (September 15, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1118879108

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Note from the publisher:Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on “pre-engineered” building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards.

It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach.

11. Building Small: Sustainable Designs for Tiny Houses & Backyard Buildings

Author: by David Stiles
Published at: Popular Woodworking Books; Illustrated edition (July 24, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1440345463

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Live large by building small! Do you daydream about downsizing your living space? Or perhaps you long for a more eco-friendly and sustainable way of life. The tiny house movement continues to gain popularity as more and more people look to simplify their lives and reconnect with nature.

Building Small is your key to joining the tiny house revolution with designs for homes as well as a range of backyard buildings including workspaces and sheds. There’s tons of practical how-to construction advice including best practices, common pitfalls and tips for the do-it-yourself carpenter.

Within these pages you’ll find: Complete plans for seven tiny houses Strategies for outfitting your tiny house with lighting, water, heating and waste removal Ideas for floor layout and interior design Success stories and inspirational photos of tiny homesWhether you’re considering a timber-framed cottage or a modular cube-style home, Building Small offers a wide range of approaches for planning and building your small structure.

12. How to Build Small Barns & Outbuildings

Author: by Monte Burch
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC; Later Printing edition (January 7, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0882667737

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Taking the mystery out of the construction process, Monte Burch provides complete plans and step-by-step instructions for building more than 20 barns and outbuildings, including a greenhouse, equipment shed, horse barn, and even a small guest house. Stressing the adaptability and utility of the designs, this guide covers everything from initial planning and laying out a site to framing, roofing, wiring, and plumbing.

Save on construction costs, enhance your property value, and take pride in a job well done as you build your own custom-tailored barn.

13. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry, 4th Edition: Build with Concrete, Brick, Block & Natural Stone (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

Author: by Editors of Cool Springs Press
Published at: Cool Springs Press; 4th edition (September 15, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1591866374

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Love all of your masonry and concrete projects-knowing that you did them yourself! With help from our experts. No projects offer more aesthetic or financial satisfaction than DIY concrete and masonry projects. Homeowners can routinely save thousands of dollars in labor costs by buying and installing materials that are readily available.

This updated 4th edition of Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry includes traditional techniques for laying concrete, adapted to make them easy for ordinary homeowners, and also features completely modern materials and techniques, such as tumbled concrete pavers, acid-etching for colored concrete slabs, and important green paving options, such as rain-garden arroyos and permeable pavers.

Several cutting-edge projects, like polished concrete countertops and stamped concrete walkways, are included in this book. An exposed aggregate patio, a reinforced concrete block wall, and the latest tools and materials for handling new products are featured. A completely new section on foundation walls shows you all the options, including the latest structural insulated panels, that are now more DIY friendly than ever.

14. Masonry: The DIY Guide to Working with Concrete, Brick, Block, and Stone (Fox Chapel Publishing)

Author: by John Kelsey
Published at: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (May 1, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1565236981

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Masonry provides clear, accessible instructions that readers can use to do popular masonry projects the right way themselves. This book shows how to design, build and repair masonry like an expert, with the latest techniques and materials, step-by-step directions, safety advice, and hundreds of color illustrations.

It is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to work successfully with concrete, brick, block, tile, or stone. Readers will learn the methods that professional masons use to construct walls, sidewalks, patios, barbeques and more. Basic techniques are described for working with mortar, making repairs to brick, mending concrete, attaching fastening, and removing stains.

A section on building with concrete discusses what can go wrong and why, with sage advice on preparing for the project, forms, pouring and finishing, footings, and making adobe. This well-illustrated book reveals the secrets of working with rugged materials, with advice on selecting bricks, salvaging stone, breaking up masonry, and erecting scaffolding.

15. Working with Concrete (For Pros By Pros)

Author: by Rick Arnold
Published at: Taunton Press (May 15, 2003)
ISBN: 978-1561586141

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Over 1.2 million copies sold in Taunton’s For Pros/By Pros series