Ebook Building design and construction handbook

The sixth edition of theBuilding Design and Construction Handbookmaintains theoriginal objectives of previous editions which gained widespread acceptance amongusers. These objectives are to provide in a single volume a compendium of the bestof the current knowledge and practices in building design and construction.This information would be of greatest use to those who have to make decisionsaffecting the selection of engineering materials and construction methods. Emphasisis placed on fundamental principles and practical applications, with special attentionto simplified procedures. Frequent reference is made to other sources where addi-tional authoritative information may be obtained, such as architectural and engi-neering societies, manufacturers associations, and the Internet. An extensive indexis provided to assist the reader in locating topics within the book.