Handbook for Building Construction: Administration, Materials, Design, and Safety 1st Edition

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Plan, design, execute, and manage building construction projects

This hands-on engineering textbook shows, step-by-step, how to work through the many stages of a building construction project―from planning and material selection through compliance, safety, and quality assurance. Written by a pair of highly respected experts in the industry, 
Handbook for Building Construction: Administration, Materials, Design, and Safety contains best practices, real-world examples, and practical applications. You will discover how to develop design specifications, understand complex codes and regulations, and apply the best methods for building construction jobs of all sizes.

Coverage includes:

 

  • The construction industry
  • The project team
  • Contract administration
  • Construction Accounting
  • Project Estimating
  • Scheduling projects
  • Risk management
  • Building materials and construction methods
  • Foundations
  • Electrical construction
  • Mechanical piping systems
  • HVAC
  • Energy efficient building systems
  • Software support
  • Productivity and quality management
  • Equipment for building construction
  • Safety

From the Publisher

Clifford J. Schexnayder is Eminent Scholar Emeritus at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. He has worked with major construction contractors as field engineer, estimator, and corporate chief engineer and is the author of Construction Planning, Equipment, & Methods and Construction Management Fundamentals.

Christine Fiori is the department head of the Engineering Management Studies and the Program Director of the Construction Management Program at Drexel University. She previously served as Associate Director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech.

About the Author

Clifford J. Schexnayder is Eminent Scholar Emeritus at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. He has worked with major construction contractors as field engineer, estimator, and corporate chief engineer and is the author of Construction Planning, Equipment, & Methods and Construction Management Fundamentals.

Christine Fiori is the department head of the Engineering Management Studies and the Program Director of the Construction Management Program at Drexel University. She previously served as Associate Director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech.

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