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Organized by CSI divisions II to XVI, this practical, easy-to-read text is the most comprehensive treatment of construction materials and methods on the market today. Uniquely detailed in material properties, the text covers all materials and their applications in commercial and residential buildings. Carpentry chapters pay special attention to light-frame construction with both wood and metal. The book's engaging chapter glossaries, review questions, applications, and references give the student vital tools for grasping concepts and exploring topics further. Special chapters on plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems help set the text apart. Suitable for courses in construction technology, architecture, civil technology, and building trades.