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Olin's Construction: Principles, Materials, and Methods, 9th Edition

Olin's Construction: Principles, Materials, and Methods, 9th Edition

H. Leslie Simmons

ISBN: 978-0-470-54740-3 December 2011 1200 Pages

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Get the updated industry standard for a new age of construction!

For more than fifty years, Olin's Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. This new edition is an invaluable resource that will provide in-depth coverage for decades to come. You'll find the most up-to-date principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of contemporary concrete, steel, masonry, and wood buildings for residential, commercial, and institutional use. Organized by the principles of the MasterFormat® 2010 Update, this edition:

  • Covers sitework; concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and plastic materials; sound control; mechanical and electrical systems; doors and windows; finishes; industry standards; codes; barrier-free design; and much more
  • Offers extensive coverage of the metric system of measurement
  • Includes more than 1,800 illustrations, 175 new to this edition and more than 200 others, revised to bring them up to date
  • Provides vital descriptive information on how to design buildings, detail components, specify materials and products, and avoid common pitfalls
  • Contains new information on sustainability, expanded coverage of the principles of construction management and the place of construction managers in the construction process, and construction of long span structures in concrete, steel, and wood

The most comprehensive text on the subject, Olin's Construction covers not only the materials and methods of building construction, but also building systems and equipment, utilities, properties of materials, and current design and contracting requirements. Whether you're a builder, designer, contractor, or manager, join the readers who have relied on the principles of Olin's Construction for more than two generations to master construction operations.

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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Acknowledgments for the Ninth Edition xv

Disclaimer xvii

CHAPTER 1 DESIGN AND CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 1

Introduction 2

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 2

1.1 Building Design 3

1.2 Industry Standards 8

1.3 Codes 16

1.4 Barrier-Free Design 24

1.5 Sustainable Building Design 36

1.6 Construction Documents 41

1.7 Bidding and Negotiation 46

1.8 Construction Contract Administration 47

1.9 Construction Management 48

1.10 Additional Reading 51

1.11 Acknowledgments and References 52

CHAPTER 2 EXISTING CONDITIONS 55

Introduction 56

Sustainability Considerations 56

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 56

2.1 Land Surveys and Descriptions 56

2.2 Demolition 62

2.3 Subsurface Investigation 63

2.4 Additional Reading 64

2.5 Acknowledgments and References 65

CHAPTER 3 CONCRETE 67

Introduction 68

Sustainability Considerations 68

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 69

3.1 History 70

3.2 Concrete Materials 72

3.3 Formwork 78

3.4 Reinforcement 84

3.5 Accessories 91

3.6 Joints 93

3.7 Mixtures and Mixing 96

3.8 Handling, Transporting, Placing, and Consolidating 105

3.9 Finishing 108

3.10 Curing and Protection 114

3.11 Concrete Foundation Systems 116

3.12 Concrete Slabs on Grade 121

3.13 Cast-in-Place Structural Concrete 128

3.14 Precast Concrete 137

3.15 Specialty Concretes 143

3.16 Concrete Toppings 144

3.17 Structural Insulating Roof Decks 145

3.18 Underlayment 146

3.19 Additional Reading 147

3.20 Acknowledgments and References 148

CHAPTER 4 MASONRY 151

Introduction 152

Sustainability Considerations 152

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 152

4.1 History 153

4.2 Mortar and Grout 154

4.3 Reinforcement, Ties, Anchors, and Flashing 161

4.4 Clay Masonry Units 164

4.5 Concrete Masonry Units 179

4.6 Unit Masonry Design 187

4.7 Unit Masonry Erection 209

4.8 Stone 227

4.9 Glass Unit Masonry 235

4.10 Properties of Selected Masonry Walls 241

4.11 Additional Reading 241

4.12 Acknowledgments and References 244

CHAPTER 5 METALS 247

Introduction 248

Sustainability Considerations 249

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 250

5.1 Iron and Steel Materials and Products 250

5.2 Aluminum Materials and Products 270

5.3 Joints and Connections in Metal Assemblies 278

5.4 Structural Steel Framing 286

5.5 Steel Joists and Joist Girders 291

5.6 Steel Decking 291

5.7 Long Spans in Steel Construction 293

5.8 Steel Stairs 294

5.9 Cold-Formed Metal Framing 295

5.10 Other Metals 299

5.11 Metal Finishes 301

5.12 Additional Reading 312

5.13 Acknowledgments and

References 312

CHAPTER 6 WOOD, PLASTICS, AND COMPOSITES 315

Introduction 316

Sustainability Considerations 316

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 317

6.1 Properties of Wood 317

6.2 Lumber 325

6.3 Engineered Wood Products 337

6.4 Wood Protection 352

6.5 Foundations 356

6.6 General Framing Requirements 360

6.7 Conventional Framing and Furring 361

6.8 Structural Panels 378

6.9 Shop-Fabricated Structural Wood 380

6.10 Sheathing 385

6.11 Other Framing Systems 395

6.12 Long Span Wood Structures 409

6.13 Finish Carpentry 411

6.14 Plastics 413

6.15 Additional Reading 422

6.16 Acknowledgments and References 423

CHAPTER 7 THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION 425

Introduction 426

Sustainability Considerations 426

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 426

7.1 Moisture Control 427

7.2 Dampproofing and Waterproofing 440

7.3 Thermal Insulation 443

7.4 Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems 455

7.5 Weather and Air Barriers 457

7.6 Steep-Slope Roofing 458

7.7 Siding 502

7.8 Membrane Roofing Systems 521

7.9 Flashing and Sheet Metal 534

7.10 Metal Roofing 540

7.11 Roof Specialties and Accessories 545

7.12 Fireproofing 545

7.13 Joint Protection 548

7.14 Additional Reading 555

7.15 Acknowledgments and References 556

CHAPTER 8 OPENINGS 561

Introduction 562

Sustainability Considerations 562

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 562

8.1 Metal Doors and Frames 562

8.2 Wood and Plastic Doors 567

8.3 Specialty Doors 577

8.4 Entrances and Storefronts 579

8.5 Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls 583

8.6 Metal Windows and Sliding Glass Doors 590

8.7 Wood and Plastic Windows and Sliding Glass Doors 597

8.8 Storm and Screen Doors and Windows 607

8.9 Door Hardware 610

8.10 Glazing 615

8.11 Additional Reading 633

8.12 Acknowledgments and References 634

CHAPTER 9 FINISHES 639

Introduction 640

Sustainability Considerations 640

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 641

9.1 Supports for Plaster and Gypsum Board 641

9.2 Materials for Plaster and Gypsum Board 651

9.3 Gypsum Plaster Mixes and Application 658

9.4 Portland Cement Plaster Mixes and Application 661

9.5 Gypsum Board 668

9.6 Tiling 694

9.7 Acoustical Treatment 717

9.8 Brick Flooring and Paving 730

9.9 Stone Flooring and Paving 732

9.10 Wood Flooring 737

9.11 Resilient Flooring 746

9.12 Terrazzo Flooring 767

9.13 Fluid-Applied Flooring 779

9.14 Carpeting 782

9.15 Vinyl-Coated Fabric Wall Coverings 796

9.16 Painting 796

9.17 Special Coatings 814

9.18 Additional Reading 819

9.19 Acknowledgments and References 819

CHAPTER 10 SPECIALTIES 825

Introduction 826

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 826

10.1 Fire Protection Specialties 826

10.2 Additional Reading 827

10.3 Acknowledgments and References 827

CHAPTER 11 FURNISHINGS 829

Introduction 830

Sustainability Considerations 830

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 830

11.1 Wood and Decorative Laminate Casework 830

11.2 Window Treatment 837

11.3 Additional Reading 840

11.4 Acknowledgments and References 840

CHAPTER 12 SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION 841

Introduction 842

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 842

12.1 Sound Control 842

12.2 Additional Reading 889

12.3 Acknowledgments and

References 889

CHAPTER 13 CONVEYING SYSTEMS 891

Introduction 892

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 892

13.1 Elevators and Lifts 892

13.2 Escalators and Moving Walks 899

13.3 Additional Reading 900

13.4 References 900

CHAPTER 14 FIRE SUPPRESSION 901

Introduction 902

Sustainability Considerations 902

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 902

14.1 Fire Suppression Standpipe Systems 902

14.2 Fire Suppression Sprinkler Systems 903

14.3 Fire Extinguishing Systems 904

14.4 Additional Reading 904

14.5 References 904

CHAPTER 15 PLUMBING 905

Introduction 906

Sustainability Considerations 906

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 907

15.1 Codes, Laws, and Industry Standards 907

15.2 Water Supply 907

15.3 Drainage 922

15.4 Plumbing Fixtures 942

15.5 Sound Control 949

15.6 Additional Reading 952

15.7 Acknowledgments and References 952

CHAPTER 16 HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) 955

Introduction 956

Sustainability Considerations 956

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 957

16.1 Heat and Comfort 957

16.2 Building Design Recommendations 968

16.3 Heat Loss and Heat Gain 970

16.4 Commissioning 972

16.5 HVAC Controls 973

16.6 HVAC Delivery Systems 976

16.7 Central HVAC Equipment 990

16.8 Decentralized HVAC Equipment 993

16.9 Additional Reading 995

16.10 Acknowledgments and References 995

CHAPTER 17 ELECTRICAL 999

Introduction 1000

Sustainability Considerations 1000

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 1002

17.1 Fundamentals of Electricity 1002

17.2 Service and Distribution 1005

17.3 Lightning Protection 1025

17.4 Lighting 1027

17.5 Additional Reading 1032

17.6 Acknowledgments and

References 1033

CHAPTER 18 COMMUNICATIONS 1035

Introduction 1036

Applicable MasterFormatSections 1036

18.1 Communications Systems 1036

18.2 Additional Reading 1037

18.3 References 1037

CHAPTER 19 ELECTRONIC SAFETY AND SECURITY 1039

Introduction 1040

Applicable MasterFormatSections 1040

19.1 Intrusion Prevention and Detection 1040

19.2 Fire Detection and Alarm 1045

19.3 Additional Reading 1047

19.4 Acknowledgments and References 1047

CHAPTER 20 EARTHWORK 1049

Introduction 1050

Sustainability Considerations 1050

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 1050

20.1 Soils 1050

20.2 Site Clearing 1055

20.3 Earthwork 1055

20.4 Surface Water and Groundwater Problems 1064

20.5 Special Foundations and Load-Bearing Elements 1066

20.6 Additional Reading 1068

20.7 Acknowledgments and References 1068

CHAPTER 21 EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS 1069

Introduction 1070

Sustainability Considerations 1070

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 1070

21.1 Lawns and Landscaping 1070

21.2 Additional Reading 1074

21.3 Acknowledgments and References 1074

CHAPTER 22 UTILITIES 1075

Introduction 1076

Sustainability Considerations 1076

Applicable MasterFormat Sections 1076

22.1 Water Supply Sources 1077

22.2 Sanitary Sewage Utilities 1077

22.3 Subdrainage Systems and Storm Drainage Utilities 1078

22.4 Electrical Power Distribution 1080

22.5 Additional Reading 1081

22.6 Acknowledgments and References 1081

CHAPTER 23 PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS 1083

Introduction 1084

23.1 Structure of Matter 1084

23.2 Properties of Matter 1089

23.3 Additional Reading 1094

23.4 Acknowledgments and References 1094

CHAPTER 24 THE METRIC SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT 1095

Introduction 1096

24.1 The History of Measurement 1096

24.2 The Metric System 1097

24.3 The International System of Units 1098

24.4 SI Units for Design and Construction 1100

24.5 Conversion of Numerical Values 1120

24.6 Preferred Dimensions and Coordination 1123

24.7 Metric Conversions Applicable to This Book 1123

24.8 Additional Reading 1124

24.9 Acknowledgments and References 1124

GLOSSARY 1133

INDEX 1161