Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised, 1998 edition (July 2, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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I was tutored in masonry in my early years of architecture school with an earlier edition of this book. It opened up a whole world of technical knowledge that wasn't weighed down with design-speak or commercials for specific manufacturers. In fact, when I talk with masons and masonry manufacturers they still think of the manual highly. There is a lot more that can be done with brick and block (for that, go google...) but this is a great place to start.
Exactly as wanted and delivered. Book in excellent shape. Better than the library copy. Everything I need to know for concrete work.
This book really assumes you'll be specifying the formula of your mix and goes into detail only a bureaucrat could love. I dislike some of the oversimplified construction texts, but this book goes to the other extreme. Don't buy this unless you work for the Army Corps of Engineers.
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