- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 4th Edition edition (7 Mar. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470087811
- ISBN-13: 978-0470087817
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.8 x 27.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Building Construction Illustrated Paperback – 7 Mar 2008
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“…does exactly what it says on the cover…skilfully detailed illustrations, comprehensive definitions and general construction advice on practical matters”. Building Engineer August 2008
From the Back Cover
The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with the most current information For nearly three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever—providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching′s signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equips readers with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter. Laying out the material and structural choices available, it provides a full under–standing of how these choices affect a building′s form and dimensions. Complete with more than 1,000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems, and finishes. Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Archetypal drawings offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the most current building codes and CSI Master Format numbering scheme With its comprehensive and lucid presentation of everything from foundations and floor systems to finish work, Building Construction Illustrated, Fourth Edition equips students and professionals in all areas of architecture and construction with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter in building planning, design, and construction.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
brilliant detailing, excellent for technicians, architects and designers alike
well worth the money
Lots of explanatory drawings.
Easy to read and flick through.
I just wished there was a version using the metric system...
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