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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

This time-tested introduction to the principles of building construction offers both written and visual descriptions of each stage of the design process, including site selection, building components, mechanical systems, and finishes. Over 1,000 line drawings provide clear illustrations of the techniques and processes being described. This edition includes chapters on environmentally friendly materials, sustainable construction strategies, ADA requirements, as well as the use of both metric and standard US measurements.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Comprehensive and up-to-date-

the classic visual guide to the basics of building construction

For twenty-five years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Third Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements.

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. Topics within each chapter are organized according to the CSI MasterFormat(TM), making the book extremely easy to use.

Special features of this edition include integrated coverage of environmentally friendly materials, sustainable building construction strategies, and ADA requirements, as well as the inclusion of both metric and standard U.S. measurements throughout the book.

With its clear presentation of the basic concepts underlying building construction, Building Construction Illustrated, Third 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.

Synopsis:

With its clear presentation of the basic concepts underlying building construction, Building Construction Illustrated, Third 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.

Synopsis:

For over thirty years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Fourth Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements.

Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability and 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. Topics within each chapter are organized according to the CSI MasterFormat(TM), making the book extremely easy to use.

This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated continues to offer the fundamental principles of construction materials and methods, presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that that is easy to comprehend. Whether involved with residential building or commercial construction, interior architecture or structural engineering, Building Construction Illustrated gives clear answers in a beautiful presentation.

About the Author

FRANCIS D.K. CHING is a registered architect and a professor at the University of Washington. He is the author of six highly successful architecture books, including Design Drawing and Architectural Graphics, all published by Wiley. CASSANDRA ADAMS is an architect and consultant in construction management and ecological design. She has taught architecture, construction, and environmental courses at the University of Washington and the University of California-Berkeley.

Table of Contents

The Building Site.

The Building.

Foundation Systems.

Floor Systems.

Wall Systems.

Roof Systems.

Moisture and Thermal Protection.

Doors and Windows.

Special Construction.

Finish Work.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems.

Notes on Materials.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471358985
Author:
Ching, Francis D. K.
Author:
Adams, Cassandra
Author:
Ching, Francis D. K.
Author:
Ching, Frank
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Building
Subject:
Methods & Materials
Subject:
House construction
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Construction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
20080303
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
10.92x8.50x1.08 in. 2.73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Comprehensive and up-to-date-

the classic visual guide to the basics of building construction

For twenty-five years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Third Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements.

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. Topics within each chapter are organized according to the CSI MasterFormat(TM), making the book extremely easy to use.

Special features of this edition include integrated coverage of environmentally friendly materials, sustainable building construction strategies, and ADA requirements, as well as the inclusion of both metric and standard U.S. measurements throughout the book.

With its clear presentation of the basic concepts underlying building construction, Building Construction Illustrated, Third 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.

"Synopsis" by , With its clear presentation of the basic concepts underlying building construction, Building Construction Illustrated, Third 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.
"Synopsis" by , For over thirty years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Fourth Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements.

Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability and 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. Topics within each chapter are organized according to the CSI MasterFormat(TM), making the book extremely easy to use.

This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated continues to offer the fundamental principles of construction materials and methods, presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that that is easy to comprehend. Whether involved with residential building or commercial construction, interior architecture or structural engineering, Building Construction Illustrated gives clear answers in a beautiful presentation.

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