A House Builder’s Handbook Building Materials, Construction And Maintenance

Essential Technical Information for Laymen undertaking House Construction and for the general use of Students
by Dr. Nainan P. Kurian

Publisher: Notion Press

Publication Date: July 25, 2018

ISBN: 9781946048479

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Building one’s own house is a dream entertained by every person, whatever be its size or level of amenities.This book aims to serve as a guide to all those who wish to undertake house construction, in relation to architectural and structural design, selection of the right set of materials for construction, methods of construction and carrying out maintenance as a routine periodic activity. In short, the book tells the reader how much of engineering goes into every aspect of house construction which they ought to know, rather than choosing to remain blissfully ignorant of it. The topics covered include, among others, municipal requirements, engineering design and drawing, types of soils and foundations, cement, steel, timber, ceramic products, production of sound concrete, damp-proofing and water-proofing, painting, plumbing, electrical connections, earthquake resistance and retrofitting, concrete repair chemicals, corrosion inhibition in steel, repair of leakages, anti-termite treatment, rain water harvesting, Vasthu, bar chart, cost estimating, etc.The book also meets the needs of diploma and degree students in civil engineering. It also serves as a source providing the necessary background material for postgraduate students of construction management (as part of the management stream) who may not have the necessary background in civil engineering.