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A revised edition of this student text intended for all students of Civil Engineering at BTEC or degree level. It has been updated to reflect current standards and practice with explanations of the properties and applications of all common construction materials. An ELBS/LPBB edition is available.
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Preface - Acknowledgements - European Standards - List of Contributors - Introduction - PART 1: METALS; V.John - Introduction - Structure of Metals - Deformation of Metals - Strengthening Mechanisms - Behaviour in Service - Metallic Materials in Construction - PART 2: TIMBER; J.G.L.Munday - Introduction - Structure of Wood - Production of Solid Timber Sections - Durability of Timber - Properties and Uses of Solid Timber - Processed Timber Products - PART 3: CONCRETE; R.K.Dhir & N.Jackson - Constituent Materials - Properties of Fresh Concrete - Properties of Hardened Concrete - Concrete Durability - Assessment of In-situ Concrete Quality - Concrete Mix Design and Quality Control - PART 4: BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; J.M.Edwards - Introduction - Bituminous Binders - Properties of Bitumen-aggregate Mixes - Design of Bitumen-aggregate Mixes PART 5: SOILS; D.G.McKinlay - Introduction - Formation, Exploration and Sampling of Soils - Bulk Properties - Coarser- and Finer-grained Soils - Soil Classification - Water in Soils - Compressibility of Soil - Shear Strength of Soil - Soil Stabilisation by Compaction - Engineering Applications - PART 6: POLYMERS; C.Hall - Introduction - Materials Science of Polymers - Polymer Technology - Properties of Polymer Materials - Polymers in Civil Engineering - PART 7: BRICKS AND BLOCKS; R.K.Dhir, C.Hall & N.Jackson - Introduction - Clay Brick - Calcium Silicate Brick - Concrete Block - Brickwork and Blockwork - Index
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