Building Construction Illustrated / Edition 6

Building Construction Illustrated / Edition 6

by Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN-10:
111958308X
ISBN-13:
9781119583080
Pub. Date:
01/29/2020
Publisher:
Wiley
ISBN-10:
111958308X
ISBN-13:
9781119583080
Pub. Date:
01/29/2020
Publisher:
Wiley
Building Construction Illustrated / Edition 6

Building Construction Illustrated / Edition 6

by Francis D. K. Ching
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Overview

The #1 visual guide to building construction principles, updated with the latest materials, methods, and systems

For over four decades, Building Construction Illustrated has been the leading visual guide to the principles of building construction. Filled with rich illustrations and in-depth content by renowned author Francis D.K. Ching, it offers students and practicing professionals the information needed to understand concepts in residential and commercial construction, architecture, and structural engineering.

This Sixth Edition of Building Construction Illustrated has been revised throughout to reflect the latest advancements in building design, materials, and systems, including resilient design, diagrids, modular foundation systems, smart façade systems, lighting sources, mass timber materials, and more. It features new illustrations and updated information on sustainability and green building, insulation materials, and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies. This respected, industry standard guide remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest in codes and standards requirements, including IBC, LEED, and CSI MasterFormat. This Sixth Edition:

 

  • The leading illustrated guide to building construction fundamentals, written and detailed in Frank Ching's signature, illustrative style
  • Includes all new sections on resilient design; diagrids; modular foundation systems; smart façade types and systems; lighting sources and systems; and mass timber materials, cross laminated timber (CLT) and nail laminated timber (NLT)
  • Revised to reflect that latest updates in codes and standards requirements: 2018 International Building Code (IBC), LEED v4, and CSI MasterFormat 2018
  • Includes updated information on sustainability and green building; insulation materials; stair uses; stoves and inserts; and fire-rated wall and floor assemblies

Building Construction Illustrated, Sixth Edition is an excellent book for students in architecture, civil and structural engineering, construction management, and interior design programs. Ching communicates these core principles of building construction in a way that resonates with those beginning their education and those well into their careers looking to brush up on the basics. Building Construction Illustrated is a reliable, lifelong guide that practicing architects, engineers, construction managers, and interior designers, will turn to time and again throughout their careers.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119583080
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/29/2020
Edition description: 6th ed.
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 99,882
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

FRANCIS D. K. CHING is a leading global authority on architectural drawing. His numerous bestselling works have been translated into 20 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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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

A Appendix

Bibliography

Index

Preface

PREFACE

The first edition of this illustrated guide to building construction introduced students and builders of architecture to the fundamental principles that govern how buildings are erected. The second edition provided a more expansive survey of building construction by adding coverage of structural steel, reinforced concrete, and curtain wall systems. This third edition remains a comprehensive introduction to the principles underlying building construction, refines the graphic format and organization of the first two editions, and incorporates the following changes.

  • Chapter 2 expands the discussion of structural principles, elements, and systems.
  • Chapter 3 includes coverage of pile and caisson foundation systems.
  • Chapters 4, 5, and 6 are reorganized to conform more closely to the Masterformat system established by The Constructions Specifications Institute (CSI) for organizing construction information.
  • Chapter 7 now includes coverage of external cladding and siding systems, while Chapter 10 focuses on interior finishes.
  • CSI Masterformat section numbers are referenced wherever they apply to a building material or construction activity.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines are provided not only in the Appendix but integrated as well throughout the various chapters wherever appropriate.

It would be nearly impossible to cover all building materials and construction techniques, but the information presented herein should be applicable to most residential and commercial construction situations encountered today. Construction techniques continue to adjust to the development of new building materials, products, and standards. What does not change are the fundamental principles that underlie building construction. This illustrated guide focuses on these principles which can serve as guideposts when evaluating and applying new information encountered in the planning, design, and construction of a building.

Each building element, component, or system is described in terms of its end use. The specific form, quality, capability, and availability of an element or component will vary with manufacturer and locale. It is therefore important to always follow the manufacturer's recommendation in the use of a material or product and to pay careful attention to the building code requirements in effect for the use and location of a planned building. It is the user's responsibility to ascertain the appropriateness of the information contained in this handbook and to judge its fitness for any particular purpose. Seek the expert advice of a professional when needed.

Metric Equivalents

The International System of Units is an internationally accepted system of coherent physical units, using the meter, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, and candela as the base units of length, mass, time, electric current, temperature, and luminous intensity. To acquaint the reader with the International System of Units, metric equivalents are provided throughout this book according to the following conventions:

  • All whole numbers in parentheses indicate millimeters unless otherwise noted.
  • Dimensions 3 inches and greater are rounded to the nearest multiple of 5 millimeters.
  • Nominal dimensions are directly converted; for example, a nominal 2x4 is converted to 51 x 100 even though its actual 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" dimensions would be converted to 38 x 90.
  • Note that 3487 mm = 3.847 m.
  • In all other cases, the metric unit of measurement is specified.
  • Refer to the Appendix for metric conversion factors.
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