Building Construction Illustrated
For nearly three decades, Building ConstructionIllustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to theprinciples of building construction. This new edition of therevered classic remains as relevant as ever-providing the latestinformation in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich andcomprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic conceptsunderlying building construction and equips readers with usefulguidelines for approaching virtually any new materials ortechniques they may encounter.
Laying out the material and structural choices available, itprovides a full under-standing of how these choices affect abuilding's form and dimensions. Complete with more than 1,000illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of thedesign process, from site selection to building components,mechanical systems, and finishes.
- Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings thatpresent the state of the art in construction processes andmaterials
- Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge onsustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of newmaterials
- Archetypal drawings offer clear inspiration for designers anddrafters
- Reflects the most current building codes and CSI Master Formatnumbering scheme
With its comprehensive and lucid presentation of everything fromfoundations and floor systems to finish work, BuildingConstruction Illustrated, Fourth Edition equips students andprofessionals in all areas of architecture and construction withuseful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials ortechniques they may encounter in building planning, design, andconstruction.
Title: Building Construction Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching