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Building Construction Illustrated

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780470087817

ISBN10:
0470087811
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/3/2008
Publisher(s):
Wiley
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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
The Building Site
The Building
Foundation Systems
Floor Systems
Wall Systems
Roof Systems
Moisture & Thermal Protection
Doors & Windows
Special Construction
Finish Work
Mechanical & Electrical Systems
Notes on Materials
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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