Description

The construction of buildings and structures relies on having a thorough understanding of building materials. Without this knowledge it would not be possible to build safe, efficient and long-lasting buildings, structures and dwellings. Building materials in civil engineering provides an overview of the complete range of building materials available to civil engineers and all those involved in the building and construction industries.

The book begins with an introductory chapter describing the basic properties of building materials. Further chapters cover the basic properties of building materials, air hardening cement materials, cement, concrete, building mortar, wall and roof materials, construction steel, wood, waterproof materials, building plastics, heat-insulating materials and sound-absorbing materials and finishing materials. Each chapter includes a series of questions, allowing readers to test the knowledge they have gained. A detailed appendix gives information on the testing of building materials.

With its distinguished editor and eminent editorial committee, Building materials in civil engineering is a standard introductory reference book on the complete range of building materials. It is aimed at students of civil engineering, construction engineering and allied courses including water supply and drainage engineering. It also serves as a source of essential background information for engineers and professionals in the civil engineering and construction sector.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the complete range of building materials available to civil engineers and all those involved in the building and construction industries
  • Explores the basic properties of building materials featuring air hardening cement materials, wall and roof materials and sound-absorbing materials
  • Each chapter includes a series of questions, allowing readers to test the knowledge they have gained

Readership

Students of civil engineering or construction engineering 

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction

1.1 Definitions and Classifications of Building Materials

1.2 Characteristics of Building Materials and Their Status in Architecture

1.3 The Development of Building Materials

1.4 The Introduction of Building Materials’ Technical Standards

1.5 Characters, Purposes, Tasks and Learning Methods of Building Materials Curriculum

Chapter 2: The Basic Properties of Building Materials

2.1 Compositions and Structures of Materials and the Influence of Their Constructions on the Properties

2.2 Physical Properties of Materials

2.3 Mechanical Properties of Materials

2.5 Durability of Materials

Questions

Exercises

Chapter 3: Air Hardening Binding Materials

3.1 Building Gypsum

3.2 Lime

3.3 Magnesia

3.4 Soluble Glass

Questions

Chapter 4: Cement

4.1 Portland Cement

4.2 Blended Portland Cement

4.3 Other Varieties of Cement

Questions

Exercises

Chapter 5: Concrete

5.1 Overview

5.2 Components of Ordinary Concrete

5.3 The Main Technical Properties of Ordinary Concrete

5.4 The Quality Control and the Strength Evaluation of Concrete

5.5 The Design of the Mix Proportion of Ordinary Concrete

5.6 Other Varieties of Concrete

Questions

Exercises

Chapter 6: Building Mortar

6.1 The Composition of Mortar

6.2 The Main Technical Properties of Mortar

6.4 Other Kinds of Building Mortar

Questions

Exercises

Chapter 7: Wall and Roof Materials

7.1 Wall Bricks

7.2 Wall Blocks

7.3 Wall Plates

7.4 Roof Materials

Questions

Exercises

Chapter 8: Construction Steel

8.1 Classifications of Steel

8.2 Characteristics of Steel

8.3 Cold Working, Ageing and Welding

8.4

Details

No. of pages:
440
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845699567
Print ISBN:
9781845699550
Print ISBN:
9780081017043

About the editor

Haimei Zhang

Dr H. Zhang has studied in China and Germany with a particular focus on refrigeration and cryogenics.

Reviews

The construction of buildings and structures relies on having a thorough understanding of building materials. Without this knowledge it would not be possible to build safe, efficient and long-lasting buildings, structures and dwellings. Building materials in civil engineering provides an overview of the complete range of building materials available to civil engineers and all those involved in the building and construction industries.

The book begins with an introductory chapter describing the basic properties of building materials. Further chapters cover the basic properties of building materials, air hardening cement materials, cement, concrete, building mortar, wall and roof materials, construction steel, wood, waterproof materials, building plastics, heat-insulating materials and sound-absorbing materials and finishing materials. Each chapter includes a series of questions, allowing readers to test the knowledge they have gained. A detailed appendix gives information on the testing of building materials.

With its distinguished editor and eminent editorial committee, Building materials in civil engineering is a standard introductory reference book on the complete range of building materials. It is aimed at students of civil engineering, construction engineering and allied courses including water supply and drainage engineering. It also serves as a source of essential background information for engineers and professionals in the civil engineering and construction sector.