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Construction for Landscape Architecture by Jamie Liversedge, Robert Holden

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BUILDING MATERIALS

"Since, therefore, all bodies consist of and spring from these elements, and in the great variety of bodies the quantity of each element entering into their composition is different, I think it right to investigate the nature of their variety, and explain how it affects the quality of each in the materials used for building, so that those about to build may avoid mistakes, and be, moreover, enabled to make a proper choice of such materials as they may want."

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, De Architectura, Book II, Chapter 1

This chapter deals with building materials, their physical and chemical characteristics and ...

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