Fundamental Building Materials

Fourth Edition

by Ken Ward-Harvey

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Synopsis

Written by an architect with many years' experience in practice and teaching, this book is a well-illustrated introduction to the great range of materials used in much of the world's building and construction. It is the only book of its type on the market, and suitable for anyone teaching or studying for building trades, architecture, building, landscape design, structural engineering, and allied disciplines. When first published, a reviewer commented, "This book has filled a large gap in publications available to both students and the building professions."

The Fourth (2009) Edition is now available, incorporating many references to current standard codes, research, manufacturers, and other authoritative information on the internet, to expand content further if needed.

About The Author

Ken Ward-Harvey graduated from the Sydney Technical College Architecture Diploma Course in 1949. He worked in various positions until appointed to the NSW Institute of Technology School of Architecture as its foundation staff member, then taught there until 1981.