Building Construction Illustrated Paperback – 25 Apr 1991
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The original edition of this illustrated guide to building construction introduced the student of architecture and interested lay people to the basic principles of how buildings are built. It provided an overview of the major systems of a building, how each is constructed, and how each is influenced by its relationship to other systems. While this second edition retains this perspective, it updates information where appropriate, and includes coverage of basic structural steel, reinforced concrete, and curtain wall systems. It presents as clearly as possible the material and structural choices available to the designer, and how these choices affect a building's form and dimensions, and its relationship to its site. Since this visual imagery is implicitly a very important element in the presentation of the material, information in this second edition continues to be conveyed primarily through graphic illustrations.
This handbook is organized according to a building's major components and systems.
* The Building Site * The Building * Foundation Systems * Floor Systems * Wall Systems * Roof Systems * Doors and Windows * Thermal and Moisture Protection * Special Construction * Finish Work * Mechanical and Electrical Systems * Notes on Materials --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Lots of explanatory drawings.
Easy to read and flick through.
I just wished there was a version using the metric system...
very cheap compared to most design books, grab one and keep it.
Gives so much help and understanding to construction, itll cover more than you think too, like solar shading etc...
One to keep for the personal library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect for my uni course, has a lot of good drawings which really helps!Published 23 months ago by Gillian C.
I LOVE books like this so much, they are incredibly useful for design students and it arrived very quickly, as well as being in perfect condition!Published on 28 Dec. 2013 by Kat
this book has been registered by west virginia college state!!! HOW it is possible to take out a book from library & sell it? Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2013 by sepehr nakhjavan
If you want to learn lots about construction in an easy to follow and boredom free manner this book is for you. Illustrations are amazingPublished on 23 Dec. 2011 by abc
good book giving a good illustrations on construction techniques but not as detailed in components like a detail magazine wouldPublished on 4 July 2011 by Christy
was deleivered as decribed and is in good condition, there have been no problems :)Published on 4 Nov. 2010 by Vivien
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