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Title:
Residential & light commercial construction standards : compiled from the nation's major building codes, recognized trade custom & industry standards.
Author:
R.S. Means Company.
Publication Information:
Kingston, MA : R.S. Means Company, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xxi, 569 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 541-550) and index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780876294994
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Authoritative standards for correct installation of construction elements, as defined by key excerpts from building codes, professional associations, and industry publications. Here, in one easy-to-use reference, you'll find the requirements and recommendations of leading authorities in the industry. More than any other single resource, this publication will help you:
-- Establish an acceptable quality of workmanship
-- Resolve disputes and avoid litigation
-- Train personnel in correct installation procedures
-- Answer client questions with authorityThe nationwide team of editors includes leading contractors, engineers, architects and construction defect analysts. They provide practical installation tips, along with advice on how to avoid the most frequently cited defect claims.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Disclaimerp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Editors
Introductionp. xiii
Purpose of the Book
How the Book is Organized
Applying the Information
Understanding Building Codes & Other Standardsp. xvii
See the beginning of each chapter for a detailed listing of contents
In addition to the topics listed below, every chapter includes Common Defect Allegations and a listing of professional associations
Chapter 1 Asphalt Pavingp. 1
Subgrade Preparation
Placement
Design
Chapter 2 Concretep. 11
Planning Concrete Construction
Freezing & Thawing Exposures
Deterioration
Water Penetration Prevention Methods
Waterproofing & Dampproofing Foundations
Testing Methods
Admixtures
Joints
Reinforcing Steel Placement
Anchor Bolts
Post-Tensioning
Shotcrete
Formwork
Piles & Caissons
Slabs
Surfaces
Pipes & Conduits
Tolerances
Chapter 3 Masonryp. 53
Installation
Masonry Walls
Fireplaces & Chimneys
Retaining Walls
Block Wall Tolerances
Paving with Masonry Units
Chapter 4 Metal Framingp. 69
Light-Gauge Steel Construction
Allowable Tolerances
Steel Faming Members
Construction Guidelines
Steel Siding Support
Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings
Chapter 5 Wood Framingp. 91
Lumber Grade Stamps
Engineered Wood Products
Nails & Fasteners
Wood Joists & Plywood Decks
Bored Holes & Notching
Walls
Columns
Roof Framing
Fire Blocks & Draft Stops
Structural Sheathing
Subfloor
Stair Framing
Egress
Access
Garages
Hurricane & Earthquake Resistance
Allowable Tolerances
Chapter 6 Finish Carpentry & Cabinetryp. 151
Storage of Materials
Trim
Paneling
Stairs & Railings
Ornamental Woodwork
Shelving
Wood Casework
Plastic Laminate
Finishing Millwork
Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen & Bathroom Countertops
Chapter 7 Insulation & Vapor Retardersp. 195
Insulation Types
Loose-Fill Insulation
Rigid Insulation
Flexible Piping
Classifying Work
Building Codes & Material Standards
R-Value
Ventilation
Roof Insulation
Vapor Retarders
Ceilings
Framed Walls
Crawl Spaces & Floors
Foundations & Basements
Exterior Walls
Soundproofing
Chapter 8 Roofing, Siding, & Moisture Protectionp. 219
Typical Problems and Correction
Definitions
Drainage
Gutters & Downspouts
Fire Safety & Wind Resistance
Labeling Materials
Roof Structure
Roof Decks
Aspalt Coating
Shingles & Tiles
Metal Roofs & Shingles
Single-Ply Roofing
Bituminous Products
Built-Up Roofing
Skylights & Accessories
Penetrations & Flashing
Reroofing
Siding
Stucco & EIFS Systems
Waterproofing & Dampproofing
Chapter 9 Windows & Doorsp. 303
Common Problems
Flashing
Finish & Sealant Protection
Door Types & Installation
Aluminum & Glass Storefronts
Door Handing and Tolerances
Window & Door Testing
Manufacturers' Quality Certification
Chapter 10 Drywall & Ceramic Tilep. 347
Gypsum Wallboard
Green Board
Drywall as Sheer
Fasteners
Finishing Drywall
Blueboard
Gypsum Base Limitations
Ceramic Tile Application
Expansion Joints in Tile
Tile Mortar & Grout
Waterproofing Showers & Tubs
Drains
Ceramic Floor Tile
Chapter 11 Floor Covering & Acoustical Ceilingsp. 379
Sheet Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl & Rubber Flooring
Carpet
Wood Floors
Floating Laminate Floors
Acoustical Ceiling Characteristics & Use
Chapter 12 Painting & Wallcoveringp. 411
Paint Types & Film Thickness
Determining Paint Coating or Quality
Preparing the Surface
Applying Coatings
Wallcovering Types & Installation
Chapter 13 Specialtiesp. 429
Bathroom Accessories
Toilet Partitions
Fire Extinguishers
Signage
Partitions
Lockers
Prefabricated Fireplaces
Cupolas & Flagpoles
Chapter 14 Plumbingp. 445
Installation Requirements
Administration & Testing
Fixtures
ADA Requirements
Automatic Fire Sprinklers
Water Supply & Distribution
Drainage System
Vents
Traps
Private Sewage Disposal
Gas Piping Installation
Chapter 15 HVACp. 475
Mechanical System Requirements
Vented Heaters
Electric Resistance Heating
Boilers
Heating & Cooling Equipment
Ventilation & Exhaust
Combustion Air Exhaust
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Hydronic Piping
Solar Systems
Special Piping & Exhaust Systems
Kitchen HVAC Requirements
Chapter 16 Electricalp. 501
Residential Service
Underground Installation Requirements
Overhead Service Drop
Work Space
Service Equipment
Load Center & Panelboards
Lightning Surge Arresters
Switches
Wiring Devices
Ground Fault Interrupters
Smoke Detectors
Lighting Outlets & Fixtures
Supporting Ceiling Fans
Conductors
Circuit Breakers
Bonding
Appliance Installation
Bibliographyp. 541
Indexp. 549