Building Materials and Construction is primarily written for the students of Civil Engineering to make them familiar with building materials and construction practices to build their interest in the field. The book starts with explanation of building material concepts and goes on to explain all the important materials like Lime, Bricks, Cement, Timber, Concrete etc. in separate chapters following the same flow as prescribed in major universities. Special emphasis is given on construction materials such as foundation work, stone and brick masonry, plastering work, door and window design, roof and floors, DPC etc.
• Expanded coverage of all types of Building Materials with special emphasis on their properties and production techniques
• Exhaustive coverage of new topics such as Geosynthetic Materials, Formwork Materials and Special Concreate along with old topics
• List of relevant national standards (IS codes) given at the end of chapters
• Building Stones • Ceramic Building Materials • Lime • Bricks • Cement • Timber • Mortar • Pozzolans • Concrete • Geosynthetic Materials • Special Concrete • Formwork Materials • Ferrous Metals • Steel • Non-Ferrous Metals • Glass • Paints, Varnishes and Distemper • Bitumen, Tar and Asphalt • Plastic • Miscellaneous Materials • Brick Masonry • Stone Masonry • Foundation Work • Arches and Lintels • Plastering and Pointing • Door and Windows • Stairs and Lifts • Roof and Floors • DPC and Waterproofing • Ordinary Building Construction Equipment's