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Building Materials: Dangerous Properties of Products in MASTERFORMAT Divisions 7 and 9

Building Materials: Dangerous Properties of Products in MASTERFORMAT Divisions 7 and 9

H. Leslie Simmons, Richard J. Lewis

ISBN: 978-0-471-29084-1

Nov 1997

421 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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Covering the dangerous properties of 1,448 common building materials, this reference guide is similar to VNRs classic Saxs Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, except that the information is tailored specifically to the building industry. This first edition of Building Materials: Dangerous Properties provides users with access to comprehensive health, hazard, and safety data on materials used in waterproofing, insulating, fireproofing, roofing, painting, plastering, building and treating of floors, surface coating, and more. Data is cross-referenced for uses in the building industry and organized according to the Construction Specification Institute's 16 division Master-Format. At a time when building projects are increasingly reviewed by public agencies, whose job it is to protect public health, welfare, and property, Building Materials: Dangerous Properties makes it easy for architects, contractors, and builders to understand the potential impact of their projects on human health and the environment. In the face of increasing regulation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, this easy-to-use reference is designed to help professionals make decisions about which materials to use, store, and transport. Builders, manufacturers, and consultants who must minimize the impact of their projects or materials on the environment, secure a safe work environment, or reduce a client's risk of costly liabilities such as sick-building syndrome, indoor air pollution, or chemical intolerance will find the information in Building Materials: Dangerous Properties invaluable. Cross-referenced five ways including synonym, Masterformat listing, product class, and CAS # for ease and speed of reference, the information compiled in Building Materials: Dangerous Properties saves users the time and frustration of searching through disparate material safety data sheets when critical data is needed. Chemical entries include:
* Toxicity data
* Physical and chemical properties
* Explosion limit
* Auto-ignition temperature
* Carcinogenic and reproductive effects
* Decomposition factors
* Special firefighting methods.
* Safety profile
* Melting point
* Flash point
* Consensus reports
* Fire and explosion risks
* Incompatibility data