The Concise Encyclopedias draw relevant articles from the Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Engineering, the only complete reference work in this rapidly developing field. Where necessary, articles have been revised and new articles have been commissioned to provide current accounts of the most recent developments in each area. Copublished with Pergamon Press. The building materials covered by the Concise Encyclopedia of Building and Construction Materials are classified in three groups: structural materials, such as cement and steel; semistructural materials, including walls and flooring; and auxiliary materials, exemplified by insulation and coatings. The articles reflect the innovative research in each of these three areas.In this type of application, the posts extend far enough above ground to minimize the possibility of decay in the beams. ... this is changing as the cost and availability of materials become ever more critical and as the requirements of building codes are refined. ... The width of the joists depends upon the span but is generally in the range 8- 12 in. ... One common in California uses a basic unit consisting of a 4 x 8ft (1.2 x 2.4m) panel of plywood to which are attached stiffeners (commonly 2anbsp;...
|Title||:||Concise Encyclopedia of Building and Construction Materials|
|Publisher||:||MIT Press - 1990-01|