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Reviews from previous editions:

"Comprehensive and entirely appropriate for our students. Recommended reading." – A lecturer in Architectural Technology, London Southbank University

"A broad-based, yet sufficiently deep materials book to cover most undergraduate materials needs." – A lecturer in Construction Materials, Kingston University

Covers the following materials:So far in the twenty first century, there have been many developments in our understanding of materials’ behavior and in their technology and use. This new edition has been expanded to cover recent developments such as the use of glass as a structural material. It also now examines the contribution that material selection makes to sustainable construction practice, considering the availability of raw materials, production, recycling and reuse, which all contribute to the life cycle assessment of structures. As well as being brought up-to-date with current usage and performance standards, each section now also contains an extra chapter on recycling.

  • Metals
  • Concrete
  • Ceramics (including bricks and masonry)
  • Polymers
  • Fibre Composites
  • Bituminous Materials
  • Timber
  • Glass

This new edition maintains our familiar and accessible format, starting with fundamental principles and continuing with a section on each of the major groups of materials. It gives you a clear and comprehensive perspective on the whole range of materials used in modern construction. A must have for Civil and Structural engineering students, and for students of architecture, surveying or construction on courses which require an understanding of materials.
 

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  1. Construction Materials

    Their Nature and Behaviour, Fourth Edition

    Edited by Peter Domone, John Illston

    So far in the twenty-first century, there have been many developments in our understanding of materials’ behaviour and in their technology and use. This new edition has been expanded to cover recent developments such as the use of glass as a structural material. It also now examines the...

    Published May 21st 2010 by CRC Press


Contents: Part 1: Fundamentals Part 2: Metals and Alloys Part 3: Concrete Part 4: Bituminous Materials Part 5: Masonry: Brickwork and Blockwork Part 6: Glass Part 7: Polymers Part 8: Fibre Composites Part 9: Timber Part 10: Selection, Use and Sustainability Issues