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Only good for United States - do NOT use for UK
on 25 August 2010
While beautifully written and extremely well presented, this book is written for American construction and is completely unsuitable for students studying construction technology in the UK because the terminology and even the units of measurement are simply WRONG. Any UK student relying on Ching for construction will get low marks because the work will be incorrect. If you want a good textbook Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings is the only one I have found that is comprehensively correct and up to date.