Materials for Architects and Builders

3rd Edition

Authors: Arthur Lyons
Paperback ISBN: 9780750669405
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th October 2006
Page Count: 528

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Description

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.

Key Features

  • The text covers the widest range of materials from standard products to ecofriendly materials and components
  • Up-to-date with respect to the latest Building Regulations and European & British Standards.
  • Well illustrated with many colour images showing typical use of the materials in high quality construction.

Readership

Students studying building, architecture and the built environment, construction and related subjects such as civil engineering and surveying, at HNC/HND, foundation, undergraduate levels.

Table of Contents

Bricks and brickwork Blocks and blockwork Lime, cement and concrete Timber and timber products Ferrous and non-ferrous metals Bitumen and flat roofing materials Glass Ceramic materials Stone and cast stone Plastics Glass-fibre reinforced plastics, cement and gypsum Plaster and board materials Insulating materials Energy-saving materials and components Recycled and ecological materials Sealants, gaskets and adhesives Paints, wood stains, varnishes and colour

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback ISBN:
9780750669405

About the Author

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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.