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Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Acknowledgments for the Ninth Edition xv Disclaimer xvii CHAPTER 1 DESIGN AND CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS 1 Introduction 2 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 2 1.1 Building Design 3 1.2 Industry Standards 8 1.3 Codes 16 1.4 Barrier-Free Design 24 1.5 Sustainable Building Design 36 1.6 Construction Documents 41 1.7 Bidding and Negotiation 46 1.8 Construction Contract Administration 47 1.9 Construction Management 48 1.10 Additional Reading 51 1.11 Acknowledgments and References 52 CHAPTER 2 EXISTING CONDITIONS 55 Introduction 56 Sustainability Considerations 56 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 56 2.1 Land Surveys and Descriptions 56 2.2 Demolition 62 2.3 Subsurface Investigation 63 2.4 Additional Reading 64 2.5 Acknowledgments and References 65 CHAPTER 3 CONCRETE 67 Introduction 68 Sustainability Considerations 68 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 69 3.1 History 70 3.2 Concrete Materials 72 3.3 Formwork 78 3.4 Reinforcement 84 3.5 Accessories 91 3.6 Joints 93 3.7 Mixtures and Mixing 96 3.8 Handling, Transporting, Placing, and Consolidating 105 3.9 Finishing 108 3.10 Curing and Protection 114 3.11 Concrete Foundation Systems 116 3.12 Concrete Slabs on Grade 121 3.13 Cast-in-Place Structural Concrete 128 3.14 Precast Concrete 137 3.15 Specialty Concretes 143 3.16 Concrete Toppings 144 3.17 Structural Insulating Roof Decks 145 3.18 Underlayment 146 3.19 Additional Reading 147 3.20 Acknowledgments and References 148 CHAPTER 4 MASONRY 151 Introduction 152 Sustainability Considerations 152 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 152 4.1 History 153 4.2 Mortar and Grout 154 4.3 Reinforcement, Ties, Anchors, and Flashing 161 4.4 Clay Masonry Units 164 4.5 Concrete Masonry Units 179 4.6 Unit Masonry Design 187 4.7 Unit Masonry Erection 209 4.8 Stone 227 4.9 Glass Unit Masonry 235 4.10 Properties of Selected Masonry Walls 241 4.11 Additional Reading 241 4.12 Acknowledgments and References 244 CHAPTER 5 METALS 247 Introduction 248 Sustainability Considerations 249 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 250 5.1 Iron and Steel Materials and Products 250 5.2 Aluminum Materials and Products 270 5.3 Joints and Connections in Metal Assemblies 278 5.4 Structural Steel Framing 286 5.5 Steel Joists and Joist Girders 291 5.6 Steel Decking 291 5.7 Long Spans in Steel Construction 293 5.8 Steel Stairs 294 5.9 Cold-Formed Metal Framing 295 5.10 Other Metals 299 5.11 Metal Finishes 301 5.12 Additional Reading 312 5.13 Acknowledgments and References 312 CHAPTER 6 WOOD, PLASTICS, AND COMPOSITES 315 Introduction 316 Sustainability Considerations 316 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 317 6.1 Properties of Wood 317 6.2 Lumber 325 6.3 Engineered Wood Products 337 6.4 Wood Protection 352 6.5 Foundations 356 6.6 General Framing Requirements 360 6.7 Conventional Framing and Furring 361 6.8 Structural Panels 378 6.9 Shop-Fabricated Structural Wood 380 6.10 Sheathing 385 6.11 Other Framing Systems 395 6.12 Long Span Wood Structures 409 6.13 Finish Carpentry 411 6.14 Plastics 413 6.15 Additional Reading 422 6.16 Acknowledgments and References 423 CHAPTER 7 THERMAL AND MOISTURE PROTECTION 425 Introduction 426 Sustainability Considerations 426 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 426 7.1 Moisture Control 427 7.2 Dampproofing and Waterproofing 440 7.3 Thermal Insulation 443 7.4 Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems 455 7.5 Weather and Air Barriers 457 7.6 Steep-Slope Roofing 458 7.7 Siding 502 7.8 Membrane Roofing Systems 521 7.9 Flashing and Sheet Metal 534 7.10 Metal Roofing 540 7.11 Roof Specialties and Accessories 545 7.12 Fireproofing 545 7.13 Joint Protection 548 7.14 Additional Reading 555 7.15 Acknowledgments and References 556 CHAPTER 8 OPENINGS 561 Introduction 562 Sustainability Considerations 562 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 562 8.1 Metal Doors and Frames 562 8.2 Wood and Plastic Doors 567 8.3 Specialty Doors 577 8.4 Entrances and Storefronts 579 8.5 Glazed Aluminum Curtain Walls 583 8.6 Metal Windows and Sliding Glass Doors 590 8.7 Wood and Plastic Windows and Sliding Glass Doors 597 8.8 Storm and Screen Doors and Windows 607 8.9 Door Hardware 610 8.10 Glazing 615 8.11 Additional Reading 633 8.12 Acknowledgments and References 634 CHAPTER 9 FINISHES 639 Introduction 640 Sustainability Considerations 640 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 641 9.1 Supports for Plaster and Gypsum Board 641 9.2 Materials for Plaster and Gypsum Board 651 9.3 Gypsum Plaster Mixes and Application 658 9.4 Portland Cement Plaster Mixes and Application 661 9.5 Gypsum Board 668 9.6 Tiling 694 9.7 Acoustical Treatment 717 9.8 Brick Flooring and Paving 730 9.9 Stone Flooring and Paving 732 9.10 Wood Flooring 737 9.11 Resilient Flooring 746 9.12 Terrazzo Flooring 767 9.13 Fluid-Applied Flooring 779 9.14 Carpeting 782 9.15 Vinyl-Coated Fabric Wall Coverings 796 9.16 Painting 796 9.17 Special Coatings 814 9.18 Additional Reading 819 9.19 Acknowledgments and References 819 CHAPTER 10 SPECIALTIES 825 Introduction 826 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 826 10.1 Fire Protection Specialties 826 10.2 Additional Reading 827 10.3 Acknowledgments and References 827 CHAPTER 11 FURNISHINGS 829 Introduction 830 Sustainability Considerations 830 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 830 11.1 Wood and Decorative Laminate Casework 830 11.2 Window Treatment 837 11.3 Additional Reading 840 11.4 Acknowledgments and References 840 CHAPTER 12 SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION 841 Introduction 842 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 842 12.1 Sound Control 842 12.2 Additional Reading 889 12.3 Acknowledgments and References 889 CHAPTER 13 CONVEYING SYSTEMS 891 Introduction 892 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 892 13.1 Elevators and Lifts 892 13.2 Escalators and Moving Walks 899 13.3 Additional Reading 900 13.4 References 900 CHAPTER 14 FIRE SUPPRESSION 901 Introduction 902 Sustainability Considerations 902 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 902 14.1 Fire Suppression Standpipe Systems 902 14.2 Fire Suppression Sprinkler Systems 903 14.3 Fire Extinguishing Systems 904 14.4 Additional Reading 904 14.5 References 904 CHAPTER 15 PLUMBING 905 Introduction 906 Sustainability Considerations 906 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 907 15.1 Codes, Laws, and Industry Standards 907 15.2 Water Supply 907 15.3 Drainage 922 15.4 Plumbing Fixtures 942 15.5 Sound Control 949 15.6 Additional Reading 952 15.7 Acknowledgments and References 952 CHAPTER 16 HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) 955 Introduction 956 Sustainability Considerations 956 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 957 16.1 Heat and Comfort 957 16.2 Building Design Recommendations 968 16.3 Heat Loss and Heat Gain 970 16.4 Commissioning 972 16.5 HVAC Controls 973 16.6 HVAC Delivery Systems 976 16.7 Central HVAC Equipment 990 16.8 Decentralized HVAC Equipment 993 16.9 Additional Reading 995 16.10 Acknowledgments and References 995 CHAPTER 17 ELECTRICAL 999 Introduction 1000 Sustainability Considerations 1000 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 1002 17.1 Fundamentals of Electricity 1002 17.2 Service and Distribution 1005 17.3 Lightning Protection 1025 17.4 Lighting 1027 17.5 Additional Reading 1032 17.6 Acknowledgments and References 1033 CHAPTER 18 COMMUNICATIONS 1035 Introduction 1036 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 1036 18.1 Communications Systems 1036 18.2 Additional Reading 1037 18.3 References 1037 CHAPTER 19 ELECTRONIC SAFETY AND SECURITY 1039 Introduction 1040 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 1040 19.1 Intrusion Prevention and Detection 1040 19.2 Fire Detection and Alarm 1045 19.3 Additional Reading 1047 19.4 Acknowledgments and References 1047 CHAPTER 20 EARTHWORK 1049 Introduction 1050 Sustainability Considerations 1050 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 1050 20.1 Soils 1050 20.2 Site Clearing 1055 20.3 Earthwork 1055 20.4 Surface Water and Groundwater Problems 1064 20.5 Special Foundations and Load-Bearing Elements 1066 20.6 Additional Reading 1068 20.7 Acknowledgments and References 1068 CHAPTER 21 EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS 1069 Introduction 1070 Sustainability Considerations 1070 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 1070 21.1 Lawns and Landscaping 1070 21.2 Additional Reading 1074 21.3 Acknowledgments and References 1074 CHAPTER 22 UTILITIES 1075 Introduction 1076 Sustainability Considerations 1076 Applicable MasterFormat (TM) Sections 1076 22.1 Water Supply Sources 1077 22.2 Sanitary Sewage Utilities 1077 22.3 Subdrainage Systems and Storm Drainage Utilities 1078 22.4 Electrical Power Distribution 1080 22.5 Additional Reading 1081 22.6 Acknowledgments and References 1081 CHAPTER 23 PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS 1083 Introduction 1084 23.1 Structure of Matter 1084 23.2 Properties of Matter 1089 23.3 Additional Reading 1094 23.4 Acknowledgments and References 1094 CHAPTER 24 THE METRIC SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT 1095 Introduction 1096 24.1 The History of Measurement 1096 24.2 The Metric System 1097 24.3 The International System of Units 1098 24.4 SI Units for Design and Construction 1100 24.5 Conversion of Numerical Values 1120 24.6 Preferred Dimensions and Coordination 1123 24.7 Metric Conversions Applicable to This Book 1123 24.8 Additional Reading 1124 24.9 Acknowledgments and References 1124 GLOSSARY 1133 INDEX 1161

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H. Leslie Simmons, RA, CSI, is a construction consultant and specifications writer with more than fifty-five years of professional experience.

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