Director of the Building and Construction Technology program is the lead author of a new book

Alexander Schreyer, director of the Building and Construction Technology program at UMass Amherst, is the lead author of the recently updated “Fundamentals of Residential Construction,” the most authoritative resource on the topic.

This newest, fifth edition is thoroughly revised to reflect the industry’s latest methods, materials, technologies and green building approaches, offering the most up-to-date explanations of today’s residential construction systems and current building codes, including the International Residential Code and energy codes. This edition features entirely new materials sections on metals, plastics, and composite construction as well as expanded and updated content on ventilation, air-sealing, decks and outdoor structures.

  • Provides a solid foundation in residential construction methods, tools, and processes
  • Discusses the latest codes, costs, trends, and best practices in design and construction
  • Offers timely coverage of sustainable building, energy efficiency, multifamily construction, prefabricated building components, CAD/BIM planning tools, and carbon-conscious construction
  • Includes access to a newly updated companion website with an instructor’s manual, chapter exercises, hands-on 3D interactive activities, and other supplementary resources

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