Materials for Architects and Builders


  • Arthur Lyons, Dr Arthur Lyons was formerly Head of Quality, principal lecturer and teacher fellow for building materials at the Leicester School of Architecture, Faculty of Art and Design, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He was a lecturer in building materials within schools of architecture and surveying for thirty five years.

Materials for Architects and Builders provides an introduction to a wide range of building materials. It explains in detail the manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses of the standard building products, everything a student would need to know. The book also describes many recent technological innovations and rediscovered materials, reflecting an increased concern for environmental issues within the Industry.This new edition has been completely updated to reflect the amended Building Regulations, the latest British and European Standards as well as incorporating current advice and information from the Building Research Establishment. Dr Arthur Lyons is a teacher fellow and principal lecturer in building materials at the Leicester School of Architecture within the Faculty of Art and Design at De Montfort University, UK. He has taught the subject of building materials for thirty five years to a wide range of students within the built environment disciplines.
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Students studying building, architecture and the built environment, construction and related subjects such as civil engineering and surveying, at HNC/HND, foundation, undergraduate levels.


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6940-5

Table of Contents

Bricks and brickworkBlocks and blockworkLime, cement and concreteTimber and timber productsFerrous and non-ferrous metalsBitumen and flat roofing materialsGlassCeramic materialsStone and cast stonePlasticsGlass-fibre reinforced plastics, cement and gypsumPlaster and board materialsInsulating materialsEnergy-saving materials and componentsRecycled and ecological materialsSealants, gaskets and adhesivesPaints, wood stains, varnishes and colour