Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls
Ultimate Guide
Walks, Patios & Walls
Paperback      ISBN: 1580114849

Designing the outside of the home adds to curb-side appeal, creates ambiance, and increases the value of the home. Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls provides the homeowner with all the information needed to integrate popular hardscape designs into the overall home landscape. Included are ideas for brick, mortar, and concrete walks and patios; flagstone and tile patios; and brick and mortared stone walls. Lavish color photographs provide design inspiration, while the extensive how-to section provides easy-to-follow information.

Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete: Design, Build, Maintain
Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete
Design, Build, Maintain
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1580114598
Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete, 3rd edition, covers a wide range of masonry subjects, including basic installations, specific projects, and common repairs with concrete, block, brick, stone, tile, and stucco. Readers will find the information they need on tools, materials, and techniques explained in plain language and shown in full-color photographs and detailed, colorful illustrations. The construction of 60 of the most-popular masonry projects, such as laying a brick patio or walkway, building a barbecue, and building a retaining wall, are covered in detail with dozens of step-by-step photographs and large cutaway illustrations. Readers will find tips and special features on alternative approaches to projects that let them apply the information to different types of buildings and sites. Thorough coverage of masonry repairs and maintenance is also included.
Waste and Supplementary Cementitious Materials in Concrete: Characterisation, Properties and Applications
Waste and Supplementary Cementitious Materials in Concrete
Characterisation, Properties and Applications
Paperback      ISBN: 0081021569

Waste and Supplementary Cementitious Materials in Concrete: Characterisation, Properties and Applications provides a state-of-the-art review of the effective and efficient use of these materials in construction. Chapters focus on a specific type of material, addressing their characterization, strength, durability and structural applications. Sections include discussions of the properties of materials, including their physical, chemical and characterization, their strength and durability, modern engineering applications, case studies, the state of codes and standards of implementation, cost considerations, and the role of materials in green and sustainable construction. The book concludes with a discussion of research needs.

  • Focuses on material properties and applications (as well as 'sustainability' aspects) of cementitious materials
  • Assembles leading researchers from diverse areas of study
  • Ideas for use as a 'one stop' reference for advanced postgraduate courses focusing on sustainable construction materials