Building Materials and Construction

Building Materials and Construction by Joygopal Jena

Quick Overview

Written By: G.C. Sahu, Joygopal Jena
Publisher: McGraw Hill Education

Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9789339220624
ISBN: 9339220625
Number Of Pages: 584
Publication Date: 2017-07-01
Manufacturer: McGraw Hill Education

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Building Materials and Construction covers the detailed discussion on materials required for building construction along with construction methodology and will be useful for students and teachers as well as for architects and practicing civil engineers. The book will cater to their needs at every stage, i.e., from initial planning to selection of construction materials, construction practices and even the post-construction stage. Apart from covering the traditional materials and construction details, the book also contains many latest and contemporary topics including newer and advanced materials such as composites, geosynthetics, recycled aggregate, paper as building material, bacterial concrete, nano concrete, geopolymer concrete and more.

Book Features:
  • Covers both building materials and construction practices in one volume
  • Extensive coverage of traditional and modern building materials and construction practices
  • Excellent pedagogy:
    • Figures: 227
    • Tables: 117
    • Review Questions: 449
    • Multiple-Choice Questions: 250
Table of Contents:


  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Planning of Buildings
  • Chapter 3: Building Stones
  • Chapter 4: Bricks
  • Chapter 5: Aggregates
  • Chapter 6: Cement
  • Chapter 7: Cement Concrete
  • Chapter 8: Lime and Mortar
  • Chapter 9: Metals and their Alloys
  • Chapter 10: Timber and Timber Products
  • Chapter 11: Miscellaneous Materials
  • Chapter 12: Ceramics and Plastics
  • Chapter 13: Paints, Varnishes and Distempers
  • Chapter 14: Latest Building Materials
  • Chapter 15: Admixtures
  • Chapter 16: Foundation
  • Chapter 17: Masonry
  • Chapter 18: Reinforced Cement Concrete
  • Chapter 19: Staircase
  • Chapter 20: Arches and Lintels 349
  • Chapter 21: Formworks
  • Chapter 22: Damp-proofing and Waterproofing of Buildings
  • Chapter 23: Flooring and Flooring Materials
  • Chapter 24: Internal Finishes and External Rendering: Plastering, Pointing, Colour-washing and Painting
  • Chapter 25: Doors, Windows and Ventilators
  • Chapter 26: Water Supply and Sanitary System
  • Chapter 27: Crack, Care and Maintenance
  • Chapter 28: Anti-termite Treatment and Measures
  • Chapter 29: Construction Management

Multiple-Choice Questions

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