It covers the main classes of construction materials: metals, concrete, other ceramics (including bricks and masonry), polymers, fibre composites, bituminous materials, timber, and glass.
It provides a clear and comprehensive perspective on the whole range of materials used in modern construction, to form a must-have for civil and structural engineering students, and those on courses such as architecture, surveying and construction.
It begins with a fundamentals section followed by a section on each of the major groups of materials. In this new edition:
- The section on fibre composites FRP and FRC has been completely restructured and updated.
- Typical questions with answers to any numerical examples are given at the end of each section, as well as an instructor's manual with further questions and answers.