- List of building materials
Building materials used in the construction industry to create buildings and structures.
These categories of materials and products are used by American architects and construction project managers to specify the materials and methods used for building projects.
Catalogs distributed by architectural product suppliers are typically organized into these groups.
Material (articles) refer to: Category Compressed earth block, mud brick, rammed earth Category:Appropriate technology Concrete Category:Concrete Conveying systems Category:Vertical transportation devices Composites Category:Composite materials Thermal protection Category:Thermal protection Moisture protection Category:Moisture protection Doors Category:Doors Electrical systems and equipment Category:Electrical systems Surface finishing Category:Finishes
- also "gyp-board" or "drywall"
- House painting
Fire suppression equipment Category:Fire suppression Furnishings Category:Furniture HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning) Category:HVAC Masonry, mortar (masonry), grout Category:Masonry Metals Category:Metals "Openings" include Doors & Windows Category:Doors Plastics Category:Plastics Plumbing fixtures and equipment Category:Plumbing Building safety Category:Building safety Security systems Category:Security Specialties Category:Architectural specialties Telecommunications equipment Category:Telecommunications Wood, carpentry
- Rough carpentry (unfinished)
- Finish carpentry or "architectural woodwork"
- see also: List of woods
The Construction Specifications Institute maintains the following industry standards:
- MasterFormat -- 50 standard divisions of building materials - 2004 edition (current in 2009)
- 16 Divisions -- Original 16 divisions of building materials
- List of commercially available roofing material
- CSI's Latest information on MasterFormat
- Online updated version of MasterFormat, where users may request changes to the standard
- Building product directory by Arcat
- Sweets Product Marketplace by McGraw Hill Construction
- Building product directory www.4specs.com
- Building Products Information by ASC Info
- World Construction Network By WCN
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