Building Construction: Principles, Materials and Systems

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9780130494214: Building Construction: Principles, Materials and Systems

For one or two semester courses in Construction Methods and Materials and Design courses in Architecture.

 

This book’s unique two-part organization provides an unparalleled exploration of building construction. By first focusing on basic principles (Part One), it sets the groundwork for the presentation of materials and methods of construction (Part Two). Part One emphasizes basic principles common to the performance of most materials; Part Two deals primarily with specific materials and assemblies. This organization fosters a real understanding of general concepts and develops skills that will sustain over time. Written by an author team with decades of professional and academic experience in architecture, building construction, engineering, training and teaching this outstanding new product emphasizes a visual approach to learning. It includes more than 1,400 original illustrations and an extra large trim size (9” x 12”) that provides an open and inviting layout that students are sure to appreciate.

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About the Author:

MADAN MEHTA
B. Arch, University of Roorkee, India
M. Building Science, University of Sydney, Australia
Ph.D., University of Liverpool, U.K.

 

Member of the UT-Arlington faculty since 1985. Licensed Professional Engineer (State of Texas); Fellow, Indian Institute of Architects and Registered Architect; Member, The National Society of Professional Engineers (USA) and the Construction Specification Institute (USA). Graduate Advisor in Architecture, 1986-1991. Previously taught at The School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi as professor, and at The University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, as Director of the Architectural Engineering Program. Prior planning, design, and construction practice in New Delhi. Received Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Petroleum and Minerals, 1985, and the Top Award from the Government of India in the Low Cost Housing Design Ideas Competition, 1975.

 

DIANE ARMPRIEST
Master of Architecture, University of Oregon 1997
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon 1983
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Oregon 1983
BS Geography, University of Oregon 1972

 

Professor Armpriest's teaching and research interests are in architectural construction materials and methods, the expression of structure and materials in northwest regional architecture, architectural design, and the relationship between building systems and the natural systems and processes of the site.

 

Associate Professor,Dept. of Architecture, University of Idaho, 2006 to present
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, University of Idaho, 2001 to 2006
Project Manager, Gary Moye Architect, Eugene, Oregon 1997-2001
Housing developer/construction manager, non-profit housing projects 1994-96
Associate professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Cincinnati, 1985-1992

 

WALTER R. SCARBOROUGH, CSI, AIA
Vice President and Director of Specifications
HKS Architects

 

Walter Scarborough has almost 30 years of comprehensive experience in architecture and building construction, and has worked in contract document production, construction contract administration, and architectural specifications.  He has been with HKS (over 1,000 employees, 14 US offices, and 2 international offices) for over 20 years.  Projects he has worked on include a variety of building types: healthcare, office buildings, sports, recreational, convention centers, entertainment, hospitality, justice and detention, educational, and banks. As director of specifications, he is responsible for product research, new master specification development, and maintaining a standard of building product quality; and also has overview responsibilities for a dozen specifiers that produce specifications for HKS projects.

 

Education
Bachelor of Architecture, Urban Design Option
Texas Tech University

 

Registration
Registered Architect:  Texas

 

Affiliations
CSI - Construction Specifications Institute
AIA - American Institute of Architects

 

CSI Certifications
CDT - Construction Documents Technologist
CCS - Certified Construction Specifier
CCCA - Certified Construction Contract Administrator

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