Written by Caleb Hornbostel, this course presents a comprehensive review of modern building materials and methods used in architectural structures. Consideration is given to safety, economy, practicality, durability, and architectural expression. Also included are examples of construction methods, specifications, and potential defects.
The course contains detailed illustrations and diagrams, a helpful bibliography, an extensive glossary of construction terms, and an index. Each lesson concludes with a short review quiz, and the course also contains a major simulated exam. Complete explanations of all quiz and examination answers are included.
* Site work
* Moisture and thermal protection
* Doors, windows, and glass
* Finish work
* Vertical transportation