Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 6th edition by Edward Allen and Joseph Iano

Now in its Sixth Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction is an essential textbook that has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, construction management and technology. The best-selling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction.

Emphasising common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, this latest edition has been updated to include new information on building materials properties, “pre-engineered” building components and sustainability issues. It also reflects current building codes and standards.

Additionally, all new print copies of the book include access to supplementary online resources for both students and instructors. These contain animations, interactive exercises and other learning resources tied to the book.

Available separately, Exercises in Building Construction 6E, provides more than 40 homework and laboratory assignments. This companion book will help students to understand the types of everyday issues faced by professional building architects and offer them a hands-on way to apply material learned in the core book.

Distilling the complex issues of sustainability, project delivery and decision-making, Fundamentals of Building Construction has been the leading text on construction for over a generation with everyone involved in the building industry who requires a basic understanding of the materials and methods involved in construction – from students in construction science, construction management and architecture as well as professional builders and designers.

Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials and Methods, sixth edition is available wherever books are sold. Published by Wiley, December 2013, Hardcover, £90.00.