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Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Andres, Cameron K., Smith, R. C.
The revision of this classic text provides a well-illustrated and logical engineering approach to the principles and building practices used in the construction of commercial buildings.Principles and Practices of Commercial Constructionpresents an overview of the methods, equipment, and materials used while covering each phase of the construction process in a sequential, chapter-by-chapter format. Progressing from site evaluation and layout to interior and building finishes, this edition includes detailed examples, more than 900 illustrations, and review questions throughout. New to this edition: Revised discussion on soil testing methods Expanded information on the topic of volume calculations of excavations A chapter on site services introducing flexible and rigid pavements, storm water control, and a discussion on street lighting The chapter on structural steel frames has been reorganized to better illustrate the fabrication and erection of these frames for buildings An introduction to the "green building" initiative Numerous updated illustrations and photos to reflect current construction practicesAndres, Cameron K. is the author of 'Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction', published 2008 under ISBN 9780131599239 and ISBN 0131599232.
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