This 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.
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 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.