PART ONE: PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION. An Overview of the Building Delivery Process. Governmental Constraints on Construction. Loads on Buildings. Load Resistance-The Structural Properties of Materials. Thermal Properties of Materials. Air Leakage and Water Vapor Control. Fire-Related Properties. Acoustical Properties of Materials. Principles of Joints and Sealants (Expansion and Contraction Control). Principles of Sustainable Construction. PART TWO: MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS OF CONSTRUCTION. Materials for Wood Construction-I (Lumber). Materials for Wood Construction-II (Manufactured Wood Products, Fasteners and Connectors). Wood Light Frame Construction-I. Wood Light Frame Construction-II. Structural Insulated Panel System. The Material Steel and Structural Steel Construction. Light-Gauge Steel Construction. Lime, Portland Cement and Concrete. Concrete Construction-I (Formwork Reinforcement and Slabs-on-Ground). Concrete Construction-II (Site-Cast and Precast Concrete Framing Systems). Soils, Foundation and basement Construction. Masonry Materials-I ( Mortar and Brick). Masonry Materials-II ( Concrete Masonry Units, Natural Stone and Glass Masonry Units). Masonry and Concrete Bearing Wall Construction. Rainwater Infiltration Control in Exterior Walls. Exterior Wall Cladding-I (Masonry, Precast Concrete, GFRC and Prefabricated Masonry). Exterior Wall Cladding-II (Stucco, EIFS, Natural Stone and Insulated Metal Panels). Transparent Materials ( Glass and Light-Transmitting Plastics). Windows and Doors. Glass-Aluminum Wall Systems. Roofing-I ( Low-Slope Roofs). Roofing-II (Steep Roofs). Stairs. Floors Coverings. Ceilings.