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This is an Australian book that examines in detail the 'wet' processes involved in constructing a house. It covers footing systems used in various types of house construction and has been written to current Australian Standards. Both slab on ground construction and the setting out and construction requirements for concrete strip footings are covered, including practical information on: site classification slab types step by step design and plan detailing setting out strip footings for a brick house the slump and compression tests constructing a slab on the ground, step-by-step calculating quantities and costing There are over 150 detailed drawings complementing the easy-to-read text. Trade terms are defined as they are encountered. The book is suitable for training in VET programs both on and off the job. It is ideally suited to all trade courses related to building construction, from Certificate and Advanced Certificate courses in building construction and building surveying and associated Diploma courses in architectural drawing. It is also a valuable resource for the owner/builder.