Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques (MindTap Course List) - 4th Edition - by William P. Spence, Eva Kultermann - ISBN 9781305086272
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4th Edition
William P. Spence, Eva Kultermann
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305086272

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Explore the most up-to-date green and sustainable methods for residential and commercial building construction as well as the latest materials, standards, and practices with CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BUILDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 4E. This comprehensive book's logical, well-structured format follows the natural sequence of a construction project. The book is the only one organized based on the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Masterformat standards. You will find the most current industry developments and standards as well as latest relevant building codes within a dynamic new design. A wealth of comprehensive learning resources, including MindTap™ Personal Learning Experience, ensure a solid understanding of today's construction materials, methods and techniques that is critical for ongoing industry success.

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