i have to talk about this summary of 6 chapter about one or one and half page just to make it more understandableand short about the summary mla assay The information in Chapter 1 is essential to understanding how buildings are built. It is intended to introduce the student to the societal framework within which buildings are built: the design professionals, the building contractors and trades, the legal and economic constraints, the environmental concerns, the informational resources, and the process through which a building is brought from an abstract idea to a concrete reality. This establishes a basis for understanding the remainder of the chapters of the book as they relate to one another and to the problem of building in general.After having studied this chapter, you should have a general understanding of who is involved in the process of building and how these people relate to one another; of building sustainability metrics and standards; of the major steps in the building process; of how to determine the permissible construction types and fire-resistive requirements for a given building, and of the essential forms of contractual project delivery and project scheduling.CHAPTER 2: Foundations and Site work Although it is impossible in just a few pages to make a student expert in soils and foundations, this chapter will help students become conversant with the problems of designing and constructing foundations and building substructures, and with the means most commonly employed for solving these problems. At the conclusion of this chapter, the student should be able to discuss what a foundation does and what problems a foundation is likely to have; types of soils and their characteristics with respect to water and load carrying capacity; slope support and dewatering methods and their relative merits; shallow and deep foundation types and the conditions under which each might best be used; systems of waterproofing and drainage; and issues in foundation design. CHAPTER 3: WoodAlthough each material of construction requires a high level of understanding if it is to be used intelligently in buildings, wood is by far the most idiosyncratic of materials and requires the most careful study. This chapter begins with a description of tree growth and wood microstructure as a basis for understanding the material properties of wood, and continues with discussions of the manufacture of lumber and wood products for construction, chemical treatments of wood, fasteners for wood construction, and manufactured building components that are made from wood. The student who has studied this chapter thoroughly will be well prepared to understand the terminology, logic, and issues raised and discussed in Chapters 4 through 7, which cover construction systems that rely on this material. CHAPTER 4: Heavy Timber Frame ConstructionHeavy timber framing is by far the oldest framing system for buildings. Traditional mortise-and-tenon framing is illustrated in this chapter, but the major emphasis is on Mill construction and the uses of modern glue-laminated and cross-laminated timbers.CHAPTER 5: Wood Light Frame ConstructionPlatform framing uses an elaborate set of standardized details to create the frame of the building and its enclosure. To those unfamiliar with platform framing, its details make little sense. Chapter 5 is organized to help the reader understand the logic of platform framing and its details. A numbered sequence of renderings shows the progression of major steps involved in erecting a platform frame, with letter keys to accompanying detail sections. Photographs illustrate each of the steps to link the drawings to real construction. A student who has studied Chapter 5 carefully should be able to sketch from memory all the major details of a wood platform frame, and to explain the logic behind each detail.CHAPTER 6: Exterior Finishes for Wood Light Frame ConstructionFrom the vast range of exterior finish materials for a wood light frame (platform frame) building, this chapter selects the ones most commonly used and illustrates their application. The sequence in which the operations are carried out is emphasized at the beginning of the chapter. The intention is to teach students to understand in some detail how a platform frame building is finished on the outside, in such a way that they are able to select intelligently among competing materials and systems, sketch details of installation, and inspect work on the construction site.


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