Fully updated to reflect the latest materials and their applications, this second edition of the Construction Materials Reference Book remains the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specificat......more
Fully updated to reflect the latest materials and their applications, this second edition of the Construction Materials Reference Book remains the definitive reference source for professionals involved in the conception, design and specification stages of a construction project. The theory and practical aspects of each material are covered in detail, with an emphasis being placed on properties and appropriate use, enabling a deeper understanding of each material and greater confidence in their application.
Containing 38 chapters written by subject specialists, a wide range of construction materials are covered, from traditional materials such as stone through masonry and steel to advanced plastics and composites.
With diagrams, reference tables, chemical and mathematic formulae, and summaries of the appropriate regulations throughout, this is the most authoritative construction materials guide available. This edition features extra material on environmental issues, whole life costing, and sustainability, as well as the health and safety aspects of both use and installation.
David Doran graduated in 1950 with an external BSc (Eng). He then undertook National Service with the Royal Engineers in Malaya from 1953 to 1955. He is a Fellow of ICE and IStructE, a former member of Council of IStructE and Chairman of five Task Groups. From 1965 to 1985 he was Chief Engineer with George Wimpey plc, where he was Manager of the Civil & Structural Design Department with a staff of 300, and Head of QA for Wimpey Construction. Upon leaving Wimpey, David became an independent consultant and is retained by GBGeotechnics, Cambridge. He has been involved in several important publications since 1988.
Bob Cather graduated in Materials Science from the University of Bath. He initially worked with The Marley Tile Co. Ltd on product development and subsequently spent more than 30 years with Ove Arup & Partners. Bob has considerable expertise in the selection, design and performance of materials in the built environment. This expertise has enabled specialist contribution to projects and for clients worldwide, covering all areas of construction.
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