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The leading guide to professional home construction—nowupdated and revised!

Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Editionfeatures the most up-to-date explanations of today's residentialconstruction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishesto interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses thelatest developments in materials and methods of house construction,including energy efficiency, framing, and roofing.

Abundantly illustrated with more than 1,250 drawings andphotographs, including new photorealistic illustrations that bringthe text to life, this Third Edition provides authoritativecoverage on wood light-frame construction, industrialized systemsof construction, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steelframe, panelized construction, and a new chapter on multifamilyconstruction. Topics covered include:

  • Plumbing
  • Building codes
  • Heating and cooling
  • Financing
  • Wiring
  • Roofing
  • Thermal insulation
  • Environmental concerns
  • Foundations
  • Finish sitework
  • Rough sitework
  • Wood and light-gauge steel framing
  • Engineered materials
  • Exterior and interior finishes

Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow format, Fundamentalsof Residential Construction, Third Edition is the one-stopsource for building professionals to gain a working knowledge ofcodes, management procedures, material, and all home buildingconcerns.

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