About the Editors.
Purpose of the Book, How the Book is Organized, Applying the Information.
Understanding Building Codes & Other Standards.
See the beginning of each chapter for a detailed listing of contents. In addition to the topics listed below, every chapter includes Common Defect Allegations and a listing of professional associations.
Chapter 1 Asphalt Paving.
Subgrade Preparation, Placement, Design.
Chapter 2 Concrete.
Planning Concrete Construction, Freezing & Thawing Exposures, Deterioration, Water Penetration Prevention Methods, Waterproofing & Dampproofing Foundations, Testing Methods, Admixtures, Joints, Reinforcing Steel Placement, Anchor Bolts, Post-Tensioning, Shotcrete, Formwork, Piles & Caissons, Slabs, Surfaces, Pipes & Conduits, Tolerances.
Chapter 3 Masonry.
Installation, Masonry Walls, Fireplaces & Chimneys, Retaining Walls, Block Wall Tolerances, Paving with Masonry Units.
Chapter 4 Metal Framing.
Light-Gauge Steel Construction, Allowable Tolerances, Steel Framing Members, Construction Guidelines, Steel Siding Support, Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings.
Chapter 5 Wood Framing.
Lumber Grade Stamps, Engineered Wood Products, Nails & Fasteners, Wood Joists & Plywood Decks, Bored Holes & Notching, Walls, Columns, Roof Framing, Fire Blocks & Draft Stops, Structural Sheathing, Subfloor, Stair Framing, Egress, Access, Garages, Hurricane & Earthquake Resistance, Allowable Tolerances.