A Textbook Of Building Construction by Abebe Dinku
This book has been written for the degree students of civil engineering, architecture and construction technology and management students who are taking Building Construction in their course. It will cater to the requirements of the said students of other institutes also, who want to enhance their knowledge in this subject. The book is written in a lucid and comprehensible language, as if a teacher is teaching the subject to the students in front of them. It is divided into 16 chapters â?? Introduction (Development of Building Construction, Design and Performance Requirements of a Building, Steps in Building Construction, etc.); Building Drawings; Soils and their Investigation; Foundations; Floors; Walls; Stairs; Doors and Windows; Roofs and Roof Coverings; Finishings; Damp Prevention; Provisions of Joint in Structures; Formwork and Scaffolds, Water Supply and Drainage Systems; Fireplaces and Flues; and, Health and Safety in Construction. The topics are supplemented with invaluable appendices, references, index, list of figures, list of tables and list of plates. In this book, local building codes of Ethiopia have been incorporated. The book will also benefit the practising engineers.
Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for Civil Engineering students.
Table of Contents:
2. BUILDING DRAWINGS
3. SOILS AND THEIR INVESTIGATION
8. DOORS AND WINDOWS
9. ROOFS AND ROOF COVERINGS
11. DAMP PREVENTION
12. PROVISIONS OF JOINT IN STRUCTURES
13. FORMWORK AND SCAFFOLDS
14. WATER SUPPLY AND DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
15. FIREPLACES AND FLUES
16. HEALTH AND SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION
APPENDIX: CHARACTERISTIC UNIT MASSES OF MATERIALS