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Materials for Architects and Builders

Author/EditorLyons, Arthur (Author)
ISBN: 9780815363392
Pub Date06/09/2019
BindingPaperback
Pages536
Edition6th New ed
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 189(w)
"This new 6th edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components"--
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Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses.
Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout.
This new 6th edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components.

Materials for Architects and Builders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses.
Understanding the basics of materials is a crucial part of undergraduate and diploma construction or architecture-related courses, and this established textbook helps the reader to do just that with the help of colour photographs and clear diagrams throughout.
This new 6th edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials research, new images, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use remain an important focus, and this new edition includes a wide range of energy saving building components.

Arthur Lyons was formerly Head of Quality, principal lecturer and teacher fellow for construction materials in the Leicester School of Architecture, Faculty of Arts, Design & Humanities, De Montfort University, UK. He was a lecturer in building materials within schools of architecture and surveying for 35 years, and is now an established writer on construction materials.

Contents About the author Preface to sixth edition Acknowledgements Introduction Abbreviations 1 Bricks and brickwork Introduction Clay bricks Unfired clay bricks Reclaimed clay bricks Brickwork Calcium silicate bricks Concrete bricks References 2 Blocks and blockwork Introduction Concrete blocks Clay blocks Non-clay blocks Blockwork Beam and block flooring Landscape blockwork References 3 Lime, cement and concrete Introduction Lime Cement Concrete Reinforced concrete Visual concrete Concrete components References 4 Timber and timber products Introduction Timber Timber products Recycling timber References 5 Ferrous and non-ferrous metals Introduction Ferrous metals Ferrous alloys Coated steels Aluminium Copper Lead Zinc Titanium Process of metallic corrosion References 6 Bitumen and flat roofing materials Introduction Warm, cold and inverted roofs Reinforced bitumen membranes Mastic asphalt Single-ply roofing systems Liquid coatings Green roofs References 7 Glass Introduction Manufacture Non-sheet products Sheet products Intelligent glass facades Glass supporting systems Glazing check list References 8 Ceramic materials Introduction Ceramic products References 9 Stone and cast stone Introduction Types of stone Stonework Deterioration of stone Maintenance of stonework Cast stone References 10 Plastics Introduction Polymerisation Polymer types Additives Degradation of plastics Properties of plastics Plastics forming processes Plastics in construction Recycling of plastics References 11 Glassfibre-reinforced plastics, concrete and gypsum Introduction Glass fibres Glassfibre-reinforced plastics Glassfibre-reinforced concrete Glassfibre-reinforced gypsum References 12 Plaster and board materials Introduction Gypsum plaster Lime plaster Calcium silicate boards References 13 Insulation materials Introduction Thermal and sound insulation materials Inorganic insulation materials Organic insulation materials Aluminium foil Panel systems References 14 Sealants, gaskets and adhesives Introduction Sealants Types of sealant Gaskets Adhesives References 15 Paints, wood stains, varnishes and colour Introduction Colour Paints Wood finishes References 16 Energy-saving materials and components Introduction Photovoltaics Combined photovoltaic and soar collectors Solar collectors Solar air heating systems Light pipes Air and ground source heat pumps Groundwater cooling systems Wind catchers Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems Wind turbine systems Water management systems Phase change systems Energy-generating paving slabs References 17 Recycled and ecological materials Introduction Straw bales Cardboard Rammed earth and cob construction Earth-sheltered buildings Clay products Recycled tyres Papercrete Biomaterials Sandbags References 18 Sustainability and BIM Introduction Zero carbon targets Specification of materials Recycling and deconstruction Building information modelling References Index

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