Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of this popular textbook continues to provide a comprehensive coverage of the main construction materials for undergraduate students of civil engineering and construction related courses. It creates an understanding of materials and how they perform through a knowledge of their chemical and physical structure, leading to an ability to judge their behaviour in service and construction. Materials covered include; metals and alloys, concrete, bituminous materials, brickwork and blockwork, polymers and fibre composites. Each material is discussed in terms of: structure; strength and failure; durability; deformation; practice and processing. Descriptions of important properties are related back to the structure and forward to basic practical considerations. With its wealth of illustrations and reader-friendly writing style and layout, Construction Materials, third edition is ideal both for students on construction-related courses and for professionals in civil engineering and other related disciplines.
Dr I McColl, Dr J R Moon, Dr P L J Domone, Professor D G Bonner, Dr R C de Vekey, Professor L Hollaway, Professor D J Hannant and Professor J M Dinwoodie