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Masonry and Concrete : Complete Construction S. - Christine Beall

Masonry and Concrete

Complete Construction S.

Paperback Published: 25th August 2000
ISBN: 9780070067066
Number Of Pages: 416

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This is the only all-inclusive, accessible reference for all aspects of building with masonry and concrete for residential purposes - ideal for residential builders, contractors, remodellers, and other professionals. Part of the "Complete Construction" series, this design-it, specify-it, and build-it source aids decision-making and construction performance by illustrating and explaining the function and behaviour of each material. It provides problem-avoiding insights into installation, construction, storage, and cleaning techniques - filled with tables, graphs, and over 100 illustrations.

Introduction to Concrete and Masonryp. 1
Characteristics and Performancep. 2
Job Site Safetyp. 4
Building Codesp. 5
How to Use this Bookp. 5
Understanding Concretep. 7
Basic Properties of Concretep. 8
Properties of Fresh Concretep. 8
Properties of Hardened Concretep. 10
Concrete Ingredientsp. 13
Cementp. 13
Aggregatesp. 16
Waterp. 20
Admixturesp. 20
Concrete Mix Designsp. 23
Formwork and Reinforcementp. 25
Formwork Materialsp. 25
Concrete Reinforcementp. 28
Control, Construction, and Isolation Jointsp. 29
Control Jointsp. 30
Construction Jointsp. 31
Isolation Jointsp. 31
Cement Hydration and Concrete Curingp. 32
Concrete Construction Techniquesp. 37
Estimatingp. 37
Estimating Total Concrete Volumep. 38
Estimating Individual Ingredientsp. 38
Site Preparationp. 43
Size and Layoutp. 43
Excavating or Fillingp. 44
Building Formworkp. 45
Temporary Formworkp. 46
Permanent Formworkp. 50
Curved Formworkp. 51
Placing Reinforcementp. 53
Placing Steel Reinforcing Barsp. 53
Placing Steel Reinforcing Meshp. 54
Mixing Concrete on Sitep. 55
Hand Mixingp. 58
Machine Mixingp. 59
Pouring Concretep. 61
Concrete Finishingp. 63
Floating, Troweling, and Broomingp. 63
Special Finishesp. 68
Curing Concretep. 74
Cold Weather Concretingp. 76
Hot Weather Concretingp. 78
Avoiding Common Problemsp. 80
Understanding Masonryp. 83
Basic Properties of Masonryp. 83
Brickp. 87
Brick Sizes, Shapes, and Colorsp. 87
Brick Propertiesp. 90
Brick Paversp. 93
Fire Brickp. 93
Concrete Masonry Unitsp. 94
Block Sizes and Shapesp. 95
Special-Purpose Blocksp. 97
CMU Colors and Finishesp. 97
CMU Propertiesp. 100
Concrete Paversp. 101
Coatings for Concrete Masonryp. 101
Cast Stone and Cultured Stonep. 103
Natural Stonep. 103
Rubble, Ashlar, and Flagstonep. 105
Common Types of Natural Stonep. 106
Selecting Stonep. 110
Masonry Mortar and Groutp. 110
Mortar and Grout Propertiesp. 111
Gementitious Materialsp. 114
Aggregatesp. 117
Mixing Waterp. 119
Mortar and Grout Admixturesp. 119
Mortar and Grout Mixesp. 121
Masonry Accessoriesp. 125
Anchors, Ties, and Fastenersp. 125
Reinforcementp. 125
Flashing and Weep Holesp. 129
Weather-Resistant Masonryp. 130
Limit Moisture Penetrationp. 130
Prevent Moisture Accumulationp. 134
Masonry Construction Techniquesp. 135
Planning and Estimatingp. 135
Modular Planningp. 136
Estimating Materialsp. 140
Construction Preparationp. 141
Material Delivery, Storage, and Handlingp. 141
Inspecting Surfaces to Receive Masonryp. 145
Layout and Coursingp. 145
Masonry Unitsp. 147
Reinforcement, Connectors, and Accessoriesp. 148
Mixing Mortarp. 148
Unit Masonry Constructionp. 152
Unit and Mortar Placementp. 153
Flashing and Weep Holesp. 162
Installing Accessories and Reinforcementp. 163
Control and Expansion Jointsp. 165
Stone Masonry Constructionp. 169
Cutting and Shaping Stonep. 169
Mortar for Stone Masonryp. 170
Setting Stonep. 170
Flashing and Weep Holesp. 170
Accessoriesp. 171
Grouting Masonryp. 171
Protectionsp. 173
Bracingp. 173
Coveringsp. 173
Cold Weatherp. 174
Hot Weatherp. 175
Moist Curingp. 177
Cleaning Masonryp. 178
Construction Precautionsp. 178
Methods of Cleaningp. 178
Cleaning Fresh Mortar Smearsp. 180
Efflorescence and Calcium Carbonate Stainsp. 184
Clear Water Repellentsp. 184
Footings, Foundation Walls, Basements and Slabsp. 187
Building Code Requirementsp. 187
Soil-Bearing Pressuresp. 188
Frost Depthp. 188
Footingsp. 188
Concrete Footingsp. 191
Stepped Footingsp. 193
Footings Without Formsp. 195
Steel Reinforcementp. 197
Foundation Walls and Basementsp. 199
Foundation Wallsp. 200
Basement Wallsp. 210
Formworkp. 211
Reinforcementp. 212
Basement Slabsp. 215
Slabs-on-Gradep. 216
Drainage and Waterproofingp. 218
Water Movement In Soilsp. 220
Water Vapor Movement In Soilsp. 223
Surface and Subsurface Drainagep. 224
Waterproofing Membranes and Dampproof Coatingsp. 230
Vapor Retardersp. 236
Insulationp. 238
Frost-Protected Shallow Foundationsp. 240
Ventilation and Radon Protectionp. 242
Masonry Veneerp. 249
Veneer Anchoragep. 249
Veneer Support Above Gradep. 255
Lintels and Archesp. 255
Drainage Cavityp. 267
Flashing and Weep Holesp. 268
Expansion and Control Jointsp. 276
Pavingp. 279
Design Guidelinesp. 279
Concrete Pavingp. 285
Drivewaysp. 288
Sidewalksp. 291
Stepsp. 292
Patiosp. 298
Masonry Pavingp. 299
Brick Pavingp. 300
Concrete Masonry Pavingp. 311
Natural Stone Pavingp. 313
Masonry Garden Wallsp. 315
Footingsp. 315
Brick Garden Wallsp. 316
Brick Screen Wallsp. 323
CMU Garden Wallsp. 327
CMU Screen Wallsp. 336
Stone Garden Wallsp. 340
Dry-Stack Stone Wallp. 340
Mortared Stone Wallp. 342
Retaining Wallsp. 345
Retaining Wall Typesp. 345
Reinforced Cantilever Retaining Wallsp. 347
Footingsp. 348
Dimensions and Reinforcementp. 349
Drainage and Waterproofingp. 353
Constructionp. 357
Segmental CMU Retaining Wallsp. 358
Dry-Stack Stone Gravity Retaining Wallsp. 363
Tree Wellsp. 367
Glossaryp. 369
Bibliographyp. 389
Indexp. 391
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ISBN: 9780070067066
ISBN-10: 0070067066
Series: Complete Construction S.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 25th August 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.7