Building Construction Illustrated

Building Construction Illustrated

Book - 2008
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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.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.

Baker & Taylor
"The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learningFor over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of buildingconstruction. 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. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. llustrated 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 Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint"--

Book News
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, wall systems, mechanical systems, and finish work. Over 1,000 line drawings provide clear illustrations of the techniques and processes being described. The fourth edition reflects the Architecture 2030 Challenge, the LEED green building rating system, and the 2006 edition of the International Building Code. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
Edition: 4th ed.
ISBN: 9780470087817
0470087811
Characteristics: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.

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