Materials for Architects and Builders

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Elsevier Science, Apr 20, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 440 pages
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A necessary purchase for level 1 and 2 undergraduates studying building/ construction materials modules, Materials for Architects and Builders provides an introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and contains information pertaining to their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses.

Construction Materials is a core module on all undergraduate and diploma construction-related courses and this established textbook is illustrated in colour throughout with many photographs and diagrams to help students understand the key principles.

This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The current concern for the ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use are reflected in the emphasis given to sustainability and recycling. An additional chapter on sustainability and governmental carbon targets reinforces this issue.



•Incorporates all changes from British to European building standards to ensure complete complicance with the latest legislation 
•Full colour illustrations of materials in context to aid understanding
•Expanded edition discusses sustainable materials and the issues surrounding their use for accurate application and understanding

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About the author (2010)

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.

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