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Building Construction: Principles, Materials, & Systems (2nd Edition) Hardcover – January 6, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0132148696 ISBN-10: 0132148692 Edition: 2nd

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Madan Mehta, B.Arch., M.Bdg.Sc., Ph.D., P.E., is a faculty member at the School of Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington, and teaches courses in construction and structures. He was previously the Director of the Architectural Engineering Program at King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia. A licensed professional engineer (Texas), Fellow of the Institute of Architects (India), and Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, he has worked in India, Australia, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and the United States. With academic credentials in both architecture and engineering, he ran a comprehensive architecture/engineering practice while working as a faculty member at the Delhi School of Architecture, and he worked for a large general contractor in the United States during a leave of absence. He is the author of several full-length books and monographs on building construction, architectural structures, and architectural engineering.

 

Walter R. Scarborough, CSI, SCIP, AIA, is Vice President and Regional Manager for Hall Building Information Group, LLC.  He is a specifications consultant and registered architect (Texas) with over 35 years of comprehensive technical architectural experience in specifications, document production, and construction contract administration.  He has produced documents and administered construction for a large number and variety of building types. Previously the Director of Specifications for 10 years for one of the largest architectural firms in the world, he was responsible for building sciences research, manager of a department of specifiers, and master specification development and maintenance, in addition to being the specifier for major healthcare, sports, detention, municipal, and commercial projects, some valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  He is active in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) at the local level (past president, secretary, and technical director) and national level (Education Committee and Practice Guide Task team), holds several CSI certifications, is Chairman of the Institute’s Education Committee, was awarded CSI’s prestigious J. Norman Hunter Memorial Award for advancing building sciences and specifications, and is the revision author for CSI’s Project Delivery Practice Guide and its associated education program.

 

Diane Armpriest, M.L.A., M. Arch., is Associate Professor and Chair, Faculty of Architecture and Interior Design, College of Art and Architecture, University of Idaho. Before joining the faculty in 2001, she worked as an architectural project manager, and as a project developer and construction manager for neighborhood nonprofit housing providers. Her teaching and research interests include the pedagogy of architectural building construction technology, the expression of structure and materials in Northwest regional architecture, and the relationship between building and site. Previously, she was Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Cincinnati. Highlights of her work there include research in resource-efficient design and construction and working with students on design-build projects.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 976 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (January 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132148692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132148696
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.4 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JDub on November 20, 2012
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As a student studying Construction Management, I found this to be a terrific textbook. The diagrams and picture explanations I found to be very helpful, and there is a plethora of helpful information.

My one complaint has nothing to do with the content of the book however. My biggest frustration with this textbook had to do with the kindle experience. First of all, this did work fine on my Kindle HD, albeit with a small screen, it was difficult to pan around a large textbook page. My options for viewing it on a computer were limited because it cannot be viewed on the kindle cloud reader for viewing on web browser and it is not available for viewing on kindle for windows 8. So if you have a new laptop or computer and want to view the content on a bigger screen than a kindle you are out of luck. That needs to change. Please allow me to read this on a windows 8 device.
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By Sanghoon Lee on May 23, 2014
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I bought this book for preparing the ARE Exam. This book gave me the all the fundimental information what I need. All the explanation is very detailed with Photos, tables, illustarations. Quick quiz at the end of each section is great. if somebody want to understand the construction at the site, It will be the right book.
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This book is awesome. I thought it would be incredibly boring but I was wrong. It is an amazing reference, it has everything in it and I could see actually using this throughout one's career as an architect.
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By Debra Hostetter on October 19, 2013
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This is a text my son needed for a class this fall. It arrived very quickly and in excellent condition. The price I paid was way less than his college bookstore.
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By AC on October 24, 2013
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this is a must keep book for those who are in the construction field. Plenty of knowledge in this book to get started in the career of constructing buildings.
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This is one of the books req'd. for my Construction Practices course. It has so far been a very good book
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