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McKay's Building Construction

1st Edition

By William Barr McKay

Routledge

480 pages

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Hardback: 9781873394724
pub: 2004-12-30
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Description

McKay offers conservation practitioners an essential understanding of the traditional forms of construction, covering the use of masonry and brickwork, carpentry and joinery, slating, plumbing and drainage. The book includes: the author's extensive, highly detailed drawings to illustrate the text; useful material on traditional craft practice - essential for undertaking repairs; and explanations of terminology and techniques - simply described.

Table of Contents

Volume I BRICKWORK: Materials; Bonding; Stopped ends; Junctions and quoins; Piers; Jambs; Foundations; Damp proof courses; Site concrete; Offsets and corbels; Lintels; Arches; Window sills; Thresholds; Copings; Plinths; Tools; Construction; Jointing and pointing MASONRY: Classification of stones; Quarrying; Preparation; Defects; Walling; Rubble work; Ashlar; Arches; Window sills; Plinths; Cornices; String courses; Copings; Masonry joints; Mortar jointing; Lifting appliances CARPENTRY: Structure, growth, felling, seasoning, preservation, conversion, defects and classification of timber-floors; Single, double and framed roofs; Trench timbering; Centering JOINERY: Ledged braced and battened, framed ledged braced and battened, panelled and flush doors; Casement, cased frame, pivoted and Yorkshire windows; Hardware; Architraves, skirtings, picture rails and angle beads; Nails, screws and fasteners; tools SLATING: Formation, quarrying, conversion, preparation and characteristics of slates; Centre-nailed and head-nailed slating details; Nails; Ridges; Hips; Valleys; Tools; Plain tiling PLUMBING: Manufacture and characteristics of lead; Lead rolls, drips, flashings and soakers; Details of leadwork at gutters, flats, chimney stacks, ridges, hips and valleys; Lead pipe joints; Eaves gutters; Down-pipes; Tools MILD STEEL SECTIONS, BOLTS AND RIVETS Homework programme Volume II BRICKWORK: Materials, including bricks, lime, cement, mortars and concrete; Squint junctions; Squint quoins; Rebated and splayed jambs; Piers; Cavity walls; Circular work; Raking bonds; Reinforced brickwork; Special bonds; Arches; Damp proofing of basements; Open areas; Stepped foundations; Concrete floor construction; Decorated brickwork; Fireplaces; Flues; Chimney breasts and stacks; Setting out DRAINAGE: Sewage disposal; Drain pipes and traps; Setting out and excavation of drain trenches; Construction of drains; Drainage schemes; Intercepting and inspection chamber; Ventilation; Testing MASONRY: Formation and classification of stones; Granites; Sandstones; Limestones; Marbles; Slates; Defects; Tests; Quarrying and mining; Machine dressing; dressings to door and window openings; Cornices; Steps and stair MILD STEEL ROOF TRUSSES: Bolts and rivets; Details of roof trusses suitable for 20-ft., 30-ft., 30 to 40-ft. and 40-ft. span Homework programme Volume III CARPENTRY: Classification, structure, conversion, seasoning, preservation, defects, characteristics, uses, preparation and sources of timbers; Woodworking machinery; Doubled, framed and fire-resisting floors, Determination of sizes of joists and beams, and floor finishes; Stoothed, trussed and slab partitions; Sound-proofing; Double, laminated and Queen post roofs; Deep trench timbering; Centering JOINERY: Transomed, semicircular headed, glazed and flush doors; Semicircular headed and three light cased windows and metal windows; Details of straight flight, Dog-leg and open stairs, Winders and special steps; Manufacture, characteristics and uses of plywood, laminboards, blockboards, battenboards and composite boards ROOF COVERINGS: Manufacture and characteristics of clay, shale and asbestos; Cement tiles and sheets; Details of plain, pan, Italian and Spanish tiling, asbestos-cement sheeting, stone slating, shingling, and copper and zinc roofing; Thatching Homework programme Syllabus in building construction, stage two Index to three volumes.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
ARC014000
ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / General
ARC014010
ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / Restoration Techniques