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Ch 13: Building Construction & Properties in Engineering

About This Chapter

This entertaining chapter can help you understand the basics of building construction and properties in engineering. Improve your grades or excel on assignments and tests that cover this subject by reviewing short lessons and taking multiple-choice quizzes.

Building Construction & Properties in Engineering - Chapter Summary

If you are looking for resources to help you better understand building construction and properties in engineering, this chapter can help! Review fun lessons from home or anywhere with an Internet connection to learn about parapets, curtain walls, carpentry, timber framing and much more. With each lesson is a mini quiz designed to assess your comprehension of the concepts it covers. A practice exam is available to check your understanding of the entire chapter. Learn even more about this chapter's topics by sending your questions to our experts. When finished, you should be able to:

  • Explain the firewall in building construction
  • Detail how flying buttresses work
  • List terms and techniques of framing in construction
  • Define a timber wall plate
  • Describe the purpose of a wall stud
  • Discuss the design and uses of jetty construction
  • Share the definition of a cantilever
  • List types of structural foundations

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