This book provides an up-to-date account of the basic knowledge of all types of Building Materials or Materials of Construction. The subject matter is expressed in a simple language and practical manner. The treatment is clear, methodical as well as interesting and easy to follow. The entire subject matter is systematically canvassed in the chapters like: Properties of Engineering Materials, Stones, Clay Products and Refractories, Bricks, Lime, Cement, Mortar, Cement Concrete, Timber, Ferrous Metals, Steel, Non-ferrous Metals and Alloys, Corrosion, Glass, Paints, Varnishes and Distempers, Plastics, Miscellaneous Materials, Material Science of Metals. Appendix I showing latest B.I.S. codes of important engineering materials and Appendix II showing abbreviated terms used in this book are added at the end of the book. All the articles have been given the numbers to enhance the readability and convenience of the reader.