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Masonry & Concrete Construction Revised Image - Click to enlargeThis is the revised edition of the popular manual, with updated information on everything from on-site preplanning and layout through the construction of footings, foundations, walls, fireplaces and chimneys. Thereís an added appendix on safety regulations, with all the applicable OSHA sections pulled together into one handy condensed reference. Thereís new information on concrete, masonry and seismic reinforcement. Plus improved estimating techniques to help you win more construction bids. The emphasis is on integrating new techniques and improved materials with the tried-and-true methods. Includes information on cement and mortar types, mixes, coloring agents and additives, and suggestions on when, where and how to use them; calculating footing and foundation loads, with tables and formulas to use as references; forming materials and forming systems; pouring and reinforcing concrete slabs and flatwork; block and brick wall construction, including seismic requirements; crack control, masonry veneer construction, brick floors and pavements, including design considerations and materials; and cleaning, painting and repairing all types of masonry.

304 pages, 8-1/2 x 11

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Masonry & Concrete Construction Revised Edition
by Ken Nolan

Here is the revised edition of this popular, practical manual, with updated information on everything from on-site preplanning and layout through the construction of footings, foundations, walls, fireplaces and chimneys. There's an added appendix on safety regulations, with all the applicable OSHA sections pulled together into one handy condensed reference. There's new information on concrete, masonry and seismic reinforcement. Plus, you'll find improved estimating techniques to help you win more construction bids and pocket a healthy profit every time

The emphasis in this book is on integrating new techniques, and new and improved materials, with those tried- and-true methods that remain the standards of the profession. You'll find information on:

  • Cement and mortar types, mixes, coloring agents and additives, and suggestions on when, where and how to use them.
  • Calculating footing and foundation loads, with tables and formulas to use as references.
  • Forming materials and systems, including the Jahn Forming System, Steel-Ply forms and wood forms.
  • Pouring and reinforcing concrete slabs and flatwork, including precast concrete and cold-weather work
  • Reinforced block and brick wall construction, including seismic requirements, bonds and crack control.
  • Quick and easy estimating techniques for all types of walls.
  • Masonry veneer construction for both new and existing construction.
  • Chimney and fireplace design and construction.
  • Brick floors and pavements, including design considerations and materials.
  • Cleaning, painting and repairing brick and other masonry.

This book is the ideal reference for the busy masonry contractor, with just about everything you need to know about masonry and concrete construction.

About the Author

Ken Nolan completed his apprenticeship with Local 57 of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen in 1967. He worked in heavy construction and highway projects until he began his own construction company in 1973. In addition to running his company, Mr. Nolan spends much of his time teaching construction at occupational centers and colleges. He holds a degree in vocational education, and for the past 1 0 years has written the curriculum for the trade and technical education programs for the New York State Education Department. He has also served as a consultant on construction education to New York State colleges. Mr. Nolan has published four successful construction books, and holds patents for a number of construction tools he developed on the construction site.



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