Building Materials

Testing and Sustainability

Price: 699.00 INR

ISBN:

9780199497218

Publication date:

15/05/2019

Paperback

816 pages

Price: 699.00 INR

ISBN:

9780199497218

Publication date:

15/05/2019

Paperback

816 pages

First Edition

Dr N. Subramanian

Building Materials, Testing and Sustainability is a comprehensive textbook designed to cater to undergraduate students of civil engineering, based on the recent AICTE syllabus on Materials, Testing & Evaluation. This book will be useful to architects (who usually specify the materials), students of diploma courses in civil engineering, and also serve as an invaluable reference to postgraduate students and practising engineers as well as researchers.

Rights:  World Rights

First Edition

Dr N. Subramanian

Description

Building Materials, Testing and Sustainability is a comprehensive textbook designed to cater to undergraduate students of civil engineering, based on the recent AICTE syllabus on Materials, Testing & Evaluation. This book will be useful to architects (who usually specify the materials), students of diploma courses in civil engineering, and also serve as an invaluable reference to postgraduate students and practising engineers as well as researchers.

Each chapter starts with an introduction and historical review of the material discussed and proceeds to discuss about classifications, manufacture, important properties, advantages and disadvantages, green substitutes (if any), and sustainability. Traditional materials such as stones, bricks, lime, cement, mortars and plasters, aggregates, concrete, iron, steel, other metals, wood, glass, paints, as well as modern materials such as plastics, gypsum, special structural concretes, wood products, and ceramics are discussed. Thermal and sound insulating and waterproofing materials are also included. Students and engineers will find the separate chapter on testing and evaluation of these materials very useful.

First Edition

Dr N. Subramanian

Table of contents

  1. Properties of building materials
  2. Building stones
  3. Bricks and Brick substitutes
  4. Building lime
  5. Cement and cementitious materials
  6. Aggregates for concrete
  7. Mortars and plasters
  8. Concrete and reinforced concrete
  9. Special structural concretes
  10. Gypsum
  11. Wood and wood products
  12. Ferrous metals other than steel
  13. Steel
  14. Non-ferrous metals and alloys
  15. Glass
  16. Clay and ceramic products
  17. Plastics and rubbers
  18. Paints and varnishes
  19. Asphalt, bitumen, and tar
  20. Thermal insulating materials
  21. Sound insulating materials
  22. Waterproofing and damp-proofing
  23. Miscellaneous materials
  24. Deformation and fracture of materials
  25. Testing and evaluation of building materials

First Edition

Dr N. Subramanian

Features

  • Based on latest Indian codes
  • Discussion on alternate or substitute materials like M-Sand
  • Includes sustainability and health effects of various materials and recent trends
  • Provides over 300 illustrative figures and photographs and 200 tables to supplement the text and 30 case studies from actual practice
  • Includes more than 750 review questions and 440 multiple choice questions (with answers) to test the understanding of the students
  • More than 1440 references, which include relevant Indian and American codes


ONLINE RESOURCES
  • Chapter-wise PowerPoint Presentations

For Students
  • List of References

First Edition

Dr N. Subramanian

Review

An outstanding book! In essence, the book is comprehensive and unique. Without any exaggeration, I am learning new information. – Dr B Vijaya Rangan, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

The text is easily readable, comprehensive, and well supplemented with figures and photos - Dr P. Suryanarayana, Professor & Former Dean (Retd), Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

Description

Building Materials, Testing and Sustainability is a comprehensive textbook designed to cater to undergraduate students of civil engineering, based on the recent AICTE syllabus on Materials, Testing & Evaluation. This book will be useful to architects (who usually specify the materials), students of diploma courses in civil engineering, and also serve as an invaluable reference to postgraduate students and practising engineers as well as researchers.

Each chapter starts with an introduction and historical review of the material discussed and proceeds to discuss about classifications, manufacture, important properties, advantages and disadvantages, green substitutes (if any), and sustainability. Traditional materials such as stones, bricks, lime, cement, mortars and plasters, aggregates, concrete, iron, steel, other metals, wood, glass, paints, as well as modern materials such as plastics, gypsum, special structural concretes, wood products, and ceramics are discussed. Thermal and sound insulating and waterproofing materials are also included. Students and engineers will find the separate chapter on testing and evaluation of these materials very useful.

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Reviews

An outstanding book! In essence, the book is comprehensive and unique. Without any exaggeration, I am learning new information. – Dr B Vijaya Rangan, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

The text is easily readable, comprehensive, and well supplemented with figures and photos - Dr P. Suryanarayana, Professor & Former Dean (Retd), Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

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Table of contents

  1. Properties of building materials
  2. Building stones
  3. Bricks and Brick substitutes
  4. Building lime
  5. Cement and cementitious materials
  6. Aggregates for concrete
  7. Mortars and plasters
  8. Concrete and reinforced concrete
  9. Special structural concretes
  10. Gypsum
  11. Wood and wood products
  12. Ferrous metals other than steel
  13. Steel
  14. Non-ferrous metals and alloys
  15. Glass
  16. Clay and ceramic products
  17. Plastics and rubbers
  18. Paints and varnishes
  19. Asphalt, bitumen, and tar
  20. Thermal insulating materials
  21. Sound insulating materials
  22. Waterproofing and damp-proofing
  23. Miscellaneous materials
  24. Deformation and fracture of materials
  25. Testing and evaluation of building materials

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