Cover image for Principles and practices of light construction
Title:
Principles and practices of light construction
Author:
Smith, Ronald C.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1980]

©1980
Physical Description:
xi, 420 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:

ISBN:
9780137019793
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This new edition updates one of the classics in the field. Materials and methods have been updated to include the latest standards and technology, including energy efficiency and the newest power tools. New illustrations have been added throughout the book to represent current trends in the workplace. The layout of the text corresponds closely to standard instructional requirements and the step-by-step approach enhances reference value. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

1 Toolsp. 1
Hand Toolsp. 1
Construction Equipmentp. 43
Review Questionsp. 48
2 Scaffoldsp. 49
Types of Scaffoldsp. 50
Safe Use of Scaffoldsp. 61
Review Questionsp. 62
3 The Building Sitep. 63
Site Investigationp. 63
Soil Investigationp. 64
Available Servicesp. 66
Zoning Restrictionsp. 68
Site Layoutp. 69
Leveling Instrumentsp. 72
Leveling Operationsp. 73
Review Questionsp. 77
4 The Foundationp. 79
Foundation Typesp. 80
Foundation Excavationp. 80
Excavating Proceduresp. 82
Concrete Full Basement Constructionp. 83
Concrete Block Foundation Wallsp. 102
Concrete Surface Foundationp. 110
Slab-on-Ground Foundationp. 112
Pier Foundationp. 117
Preserved Wood Foundationp. 119
Concrete Placingp. 127
Basement Floorp. 131
Concrete Stepsp. 133
Sidewalks and Drivewaysp. 135
Review Questionsp. 138
5 The Floor Framep. 141
Component Partsp. 141
Posts and Beamsp. 141
Bearing Wallsp. 145
Foundation Wall-Floor Frame Connectionp. 146
Joistsp. 146
Subfloorp. 162
Review Questionsp. 163
6 The Wall Framep. 165
Component Parts, Platform Framep. 165
Platform Frame Wall Constructionp. 168
Cutting the Framep. 172
Assembling the Framep. 174
Wall Sheathingp. 178
Erecting the Framep. 184
Partitionsp. 186
Light Steel Wall Framingp. 190
Masonry Wall Systemsp. 193
Review Questionsp. 197
7 The Ceiling and Roof Framep. 199
Ceiling Joist Sizesp. 200
Cutting Ceiling Joistsp. 200
Assembling the Ceiling Framep. 203
Roof Shapesp. 206
Rafter Termsp. 208
How to Use the Rafter Tablep. 215
Roof Frame Assemblyp. 225
Gable Framep. 225
Rafter Bracingp. 226
Dormer Framingp. 228
Trussed Roof Systemsp. 231
Alternate Roof Systemsp. 240
Flat Roof with Regular Joistsp. 242
Flat Roof with Laminated Beamsp. 244
Glue-Laminated Archesp. 246
Review Questionsp. 248
8 Stair Buildingp. 249
Terms Used in Stair Buildingp. 250
Stair Dimensionsp. 252
Types of Stairsp. 253
How to Build an Open Stringer Stairp. 256
How to Build a Semihoused Stringer Stairp. 264
How to Lay Out and Cut a Housed Stringerp. 264
Assembling a Housed Stringer Stairp. 267
Assembling the Handrailp. 268
Review Questionsp. 271
9 Exterior Finishingp. 273
Cornice Workp. 273
Roof Coveringsp. 278
Windowsp. 298
Exterior Doorsp. 305
Wall Sheathing Paperp. 308
Types of Exterior Wall Finishp. 309
Stone Constructionp. 326
Review Questionsp. 328
10 Interior Finishingp. 329
Insulationp. 330
Interior Wall and Ceiling Finishesp. 332
Flooringp. 340
Inside Door Framesp. 348
Interior Trimp. 358
Cabinetworkp. 360
Review Questionsp. 366
11 Energy-Efficient Housingp. 367
Foundationsp. 368
Floor Framep. 374
Wall Framep. 375
Ceilings and Roofsp. 381
Passive Solar Gainp. 384
Building Evaluationp. 386

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