Building Construction Illustrated / Edition 4

Building Construction Illustrated / Edition 4

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by Francis D. K. Ching
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470087811

ISBN-13: 9780470087817

Pub. Date: 04/11/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470087817
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/11/2008
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.16(d)

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.

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Building Construction Illustrated 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Buy the hard copy if you actually read the material and study the diagrams. The image quality is awful and once you zoom in, you can't scroll down to see/read the rest of the page. I have the Nook app for my Mac, not sure if that makes a difference. I have purchased other construction books and have no problem, this one in particular was a complete waste of money.
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