Concrete Systems for Homes and Low-Rise Construction : A Portland Cement Association's Guide for Homes and Lo-Rise Buildings

Portland Cement Association; Building Works Inc
McGraw-Hill Education

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ON CONCRETE FOR RESIDENCES AND SMALL BUILDINGSFast gaining on more traditional homebuilding materials, concrete systems save builders time, money, and headaches. Offering durability, cost savings, energy efficiency, and eye-pleasing aesthetics, concrete systems now account for large shares of the walls, floors, roofs, finishes, and landscape products in small buildings in the United States.But are concrete systems right for you and your construction crew? And if so, which ones? This is the place to find out. Written by experts from the Portland Cement Association, Concrete Systems for Homes & Low-Rise Constructionprovides expert, straightforward answers on concrete systems. Open these pages for everything you want to know about availability of products, evaluating concrete systems for homes and low-rise buildings, requirements for application, managing projects, and much more. Based on case histories, field research, and hands-on-the-hammer experience, and with more than 325 photos and illustrations, this one-stop resource shows and tells what you want to know. It's a huge time and money saver!For each new concrete system for residences, you'll find: Properties and advantagesLogistics of constructionConnections to other concrete systemsMaterials and labor costs of installationCode and regulatory issuesTechnical and testing informationSources of additional informationTHE HOMEBUILDING MATERIAL OF THE NEW MILLENNIUMWhy Concrete? * What's Available? * Wall Systems * Floor and Roof Systems * Interior Decorative Applications * Exterior Finish Products * Landscape Products