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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.

About the Author

Francis D.K. Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, including Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, A Global History of Architecture, Architectural Graphics, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, and Interior Design Illustrated, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over sixteen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. He is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. The Building Site.

2. The Building.

3. Foundation Systems.

4. Floor Systems.

5. Wall Systems.

6. Roof Systems.

7. Moisture & Thermal Protection.

8. Doors & Windows.

9. Special Construction.

10. Finish Work.

11. Mechanical & Electrical Systems.

12. Notes on Materials.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118044902
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Author:
Ching, Francis D. K.
Subject:
building design
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110310
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
480

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Engineering » Construction » General

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