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Hardcover | Out of Print | 454 pp. | 6 x 9 in | October 1990 | ISBN: 9780262041089
Paperback | $47.00 X | £34.95 | 454 pp. | 6 x 9 in | July 1992 | ISBN: 9780262540698
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Dwelling House Construction, Fifth Edition


In print since 1948, Dwelling House Construction is a homebuilding classic that covers site inspection, foundations, framing, windows, roofing and flashing, coatings, fireplaces and chimneys, insulation, hardware, plastics, mobile homes, and manufactured housing. This new edition has been substantially revised to take into account the many changes in materials and building technologies that have occurred over the past decade. The chapter on roofing has been completely revised. The chapters on coatings and plastics have been combined, as have those on manufactured and mobile housing. Sections on masonry, wood, steel, steel framing, and concrete have been added; the sections on septic tanks, balloon framing, braced framing, plaster, and standard requirements have been shortened, and specification clauses have been eliminated.

About the Author

Albert G. H. Dietz is Professor Emeritus of Building Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.