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The Construction DataBook, Second Edition, provides the project manager, construction superintendent, design consultants, facility managers and owners with a one-source guide for the most commonly encountered construction materials and equipment. Composed of eleven sections ranging, in topics, from excavation and sitework to mechanical and electrical components, the book also includes a handy set of useful tables and formulas.

 Quick and easy access to informative data on these materials and systems is afforded. Much of this material has been gleaned from manufacturers and suppliers data but a great deal of these specifications and installation procedures are generic in nature. 

The Construction DataBook, Second Editionincludes several HVAC, plumbing and electrical and alternative energy schematics that explain complex systems in easy-to-understand terms. Installation instructions for subjects as diverse as piles to plastic pipe joining techniques are included in the book. 

This one-source volume can prove invaluable for office- and field-based design and construction personnel since it contains many of the materials and equipment incorporated in today’s building projects.

 How many times during project meetings, field visits, or conversations with architects, engineers, general contractors, and subcontractors has it been helpful to have ready access to a concise source of information about product data under discussion? The Construction DataBook, Second Edition fulfills that need. 

I have selected the construction components, material specifications, and typical installation procedures, that, in my forty years experience in the construction industry appear to be those for which reference material is so often required, and, as usual, required “yesterday.” I hope you find the Construction DataBook, Second Edition a worthwhile addition to your construction library.