Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199497214 ISBN 13: 9780199497218
Review by PC Sharma, Chief Editor, NBM&CW and Retd. Head Material Sciences, Structural Engg. Research Centre, Roorkee and Ghaziabad
25 chapters in well written and easy to understand English language cover materials and their specifications, construction equipment and their applications, and describe the various tests that need to be conducted on some of the materials to evaluate their performance. The book covers various aspects of building materials such as their properties and characteristics, manufacturing and energy requirements, environmental friendliness such as recyclability and sustainability, etc. Several Indian codes on building materials, and an abstract of all the important codes have been provided, along with an introduction on the green building rating system.