Principles & Practices of Commercial Construction 8th Edition by Cameron K. Andres , Ronald C. Smith.
1 Site Investigation
2 Site Layout
3 Excavations and Excavating Equipment
4 Site Development and Services
7 Concrete Work
8 Structural Timber Frame
9 Reinforced Concrete Frame
10 Structural Steel Frame
11 Floor Systems and Industrial Flooring
12 Roof Systems and Industrial Roofing
13 Masonry Construction
14 Curtain Wall Construction
15 Building Insulation
Project teams made up of designers, engineers, project managers, fabricators, contractors and tradespeople are being asked to be more adaptive, flexible, and visionary in their roles as they deal with new realities. The construction industry is being challenged by an increased global demand for metals, in particular, copper, nickel, and steel; higher energy costs as demand continues to rise; and the impacts of existing and future climate changes. Climate change alone will dictate new approaches to building design and construction.
These new realities have begun to inform new concepts such as sustainable building policies that are environmentally responsible. Building codes and practice standards will continue to change as project teams learn to adapt to changing conditions such as heavier snow and wind loads, rising temperatures, and rising sea levels. As storms become more frequent and severe, project teams will be required to design and implement robust solutions to meet these new challenges. As each new project generates new data, new design strategies and new building techniques become part of the lexicon and are passed forward to be considered in the approach taken in the next project.
Tremendous opportunities exist within the building discipline from research to actualization of the structure in its environment. From concept to operation, new design policies will guide and encourage self-sufficiency in energy, water, and waste systems. Buildings constructed simply to code will become a thing of the past as builders aim to achieve goals that result in the greatest levels of environmental responsibility. The first eco-cities designed to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions are in the planning stages Many jurisdictions have adopted the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System as a regulatory framework. Introduced by the U.S. Green Building Council in the early 1990s, LEED provides a pragmatic blueprint that defines “green building.” As a strategic tool, LEED helps the project team set targets to achieve green project goals that (1) exhibit good stewardship of the environment; (2) provide healthful, comfortable spaces; (3) utilize human and natural resources prudently; and (4) perform efficiently and effectively over the life span of the building. To encourage innovative solutions and an integrated approach to design, LEED awards points in five environmental categories and rates projects on their sustainability.
Finding qualified people and expertise for a project remains the construction industry’s greatest challenge. Without skilled designers and practitioners, quality suffers. It is essential that all members of the construction team have a solid working knowledge of time-honoured building practices. It is imperative that students entering the construction field as designers, project managers, and construction supervisors have an understanding of the complete construction process; the ability to read and interpret complex drawings and details; and a strong understanding of common industry terms, definitions, and measurements.
The eighth edition of Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction continues to provide the reader with a complete overview of traditional building concepts and practices. From site preparation to building layout to exterior finishing, this edition describes and illustrates the various stages of the building process. Each chapter deals with a specific phase in the construction process; related principles, materials, and procedures are illustrated by diagrams and photographs. Basic structural framing materials such as wood, steel, and concrete are discussed in detail to illustrate their requirements, strengths, and limitations.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
Chapter 1 has been updated to better illustrate some of the methods used in the testing and evaluation of soils on the building site. Chapter 3 provides additional information for the calculation of excavation volumes. In this edition, Chapters 2 and 4 have been combined, and a new Chapter 4 dealing with site development and services has been introduced. Topics in this chapter include an introduction to roadway pavements, curbs and sidewalks, parking areas, storm and sanitary sewer lines, storm water management, and street lighting. Chapter 10 has been revised and reorganized to better illustrate the fabrication process and the erection of structural steel for building frames. Chapter 12 has been completely rewritten to better illustrate the various roof design principles and the materials used in roof construction. An introduction to green roofs has been added. Chapters 12 and 15 introduce the reader to the concept of sustainable building, also known as “green building.
”Some illustrations have been updated throughout the text to reflect changes in construction equipment and to illustrate current construction practices. Questions at the end of each chapter review the highlights of each chapter.
It is a continued wish that students involved in all disciplines related to the construction process will find this text beneficial.
“Cameron K. Andres, P. Eng”.
⏩Edition: 8th edition
⏩Authors: Cameron K. Andres , Ronald C. Smith
⏩Puplication Date: January 12, 2008
⏩Size: 42.3 MB
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