A necessary purchase for level 1 and 2 undergraduates studying building/construction materials modules, "Materials for Architects and Builders" provides an introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and contains information pertaining to their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses. Construction Materials is a core module on all undergraduate and diploma construction-related courses and this established textbook is illustrated in colour throughout with many photographs and diagrams to help students understand the key principles. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in materials, appropriate technologies and relevant legislation. The current concern for the ecological effects of building construction and lifetime use are reflected in the emphasis given to sustainability and recycling. An additional chapter on sustainability and governmental carbon targets reinforces this issue. It incorporates all changes from British to European building standards to ensure complete compliance with the latest legislation. It features full colour illustrations of materials in context to aid understanding. This expanded edition discusses sustainable materials and the issues surrounding their use for accurate application and understanding.