Building Construction Illustrated

ISBN-10: 0471358983
ISBN-13: 9780471358985
Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: Comprehensive and up-to-date-the classic visual guide to the basics of building constructionFor twenty-five years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Third  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/4/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

Comprehensive and up-to-date-the classic visual guide to the basics of building constructionFor twenty-five years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Third Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements.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. Topics within each chapter are organized according to the CSI MasterFormat", making the book extremely easy to use.Special features of this edition include integrated coverage of environmentally friendly materials, sustainable building construction strategies, and ADA requirements, as well as the inclusion of both metric and standard U.S. measurements throughout the book.With its clear presentation of the basic concepts underlying building construction, Building Construction Illustrated, Third 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.

Francis D.K. Ching graduated cum laude with a five-year professional degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1966. His accomplishments included instructing at Ohio University and Cornish College of the Arts, teaching as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and lecturing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a visiting scholar at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has been a professor of architecture at the University of Washington since 1992. Ching's published works including Architecture: Form, Space, & Order, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, and Interior Design Illustrated, focus on clarifying and communicating architectural element, principles, and relationships. Ching earned a Citation for Excellence in International Book Publishing in 1992, and two years later he was honored with the Graham Foundation Grant to develop a two-volume reader for Design Drawing.

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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