This is a list of building materials.
Many types of building materials are used in the construction industry to create buildings and structures. These categories of materials and products are used by architects and construction project managers to specify the materials and methods used for building projects.
Some building materials like cold rolled steel framing are considered modern methods of construction,[by whom?][clarification needed] over the traditionally slower methods like blockwork and timber.
Catalogs distributed by architectural product suppliers are typically organized into these groups.
|Main article or Category
|Cold rolled steel framing
|Compressed earth block, mud brick, rammed earth
|Category:Vertical transport devices
|Electrical systems and equipment
|Category:Wood finishing materials
Category:Wood finishing techniques
|Fire suppression equipment
|HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning)
|Category:Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
|Masonry, mortar (masonry), grout
|"Openings" include Doors and Windows
|Plumbing fixtures and equipment
The Construction Specifications Institute maintains the following industry standards: