Description - Materials by Alan Everett
This study deals with the properties of building materials, their manufacture in the factory and on site. It considers the selection of materials to satisfy the performance requirements of economy, deterioration and maintenance. References to sources of more detailed information, including some 200 British Standards are made throughout. Topics covered include timbers, stones, ceramics, bricks, concretes, metals, fibres, glass, plastics and rubbers, adhesives, mortars and sealants. Emphasis is on matching materials with the performance required. The text also considers the issues of economy, maintenance and deterioration. There is a reference section, including details of some 200 British standards. Other books in the series are "Environment and Services", "Structure and Fabrics", Parts 1 and 2, "Components" and "Finishes".
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