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Details in building design and construction, Including walls, roofs

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  • Das Holz und seine Verbindungenby Klaus Zwerger

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 74.00

    Building with wood as an ecologically viable material is a tradition with a long history. The timber architecture which has ensued over the past centuries reveals to the modern observer the depth of knowledge which has enabled both Eastern und Western cultures to use this wonderful material in such a creative way. In the most typical... more...

  • Bauteile und Verbindungenby Maarten Meijs; Ulrich Knaack

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 49.00

    Every building is composed of parts, or components, that may be organized in various ways. For example, there are different ways to configure walls so that they perform their primary functions ? bearing, dividing, and sheltering ? in an optimal manner. This book presents the most common load-bearing systems, such as plate, massive, and... more...

  • Façadesby Ulrich Knaack; Tillmann Klein; Marcel Bilow; Thomas Auer

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 49.00

    Introduction to building façades as revised edition Façades determine the appearance of a building. Hence, they constitute a major element in architecture. At the same time, the building?s envelope has important functions to fulfil, such as lighting, weatherproofing, thermal insulation, load transfer and sound insulation. Over the past... more...

  • Modern Construction Envelopesby Andrew Watts

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 115.00

    Die zweite Auflage von "Modern Construction Envelopes" basiert eigentlich auf den zwei Büchern "Modern Construction Roofs" und "Modern Construction Facades" von Andrew Watts. Beide Bände wurden zu einem einzigen Buch zusammengefasst und inhaltlich zusammengeführt, was die Betrachtung von Fassaden und Dächern als Hüllen ermöglicht. Das... more...

  • Good Fencesby William Hubbell

    Down East Books 2006; US$ 28.99

    For this stunning new volume, photographer William Hubbell has turned his lens toward New England's ubiquitous stone walls. Beginning with the basic geology of the region and why New England has so many darned rocks, he presents a chronological overview of the varying styles and methods of wall building, and includes conversations with six contemporary... more...

  • Enclose | Buildby Susanne Wartzeck; Eva Maria Herrmann; Martin Krammer; Jörg Sturm; Alexander Reichel; Kerstin Schultz

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.00

    The building shell is the interface with the outside world, it offers protection and at the same time represents its owners or occupants. But what are the criteria for choosing a specific shell? Why is a particular material used on a particular undercoat? The fifth volume of the SCALE series, Enclose | Build , is not about the curtain,... more...

  • Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification, Selectionby Scott Tobias

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.00 US$ 85.80

    Your one-stop, comprehensive guide to commercial doors and door hardware—from the brand you trust Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification, Selection is the only book of its kind to compile all the relevant information regarding design, specifications, crafting, and reviewing shop drawings for door openings in one easy-to-access... more...

  • Roof watchingby Edmund W. Jupp

    Intellect Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.00

    The aim of the Watching series is to draw attention to some of the very interesting items around us, things that perhaps we don't notice as much as we might. The first was Bridge Watching, and when this was put ''on the Net'' it produced, to the surprise of the author, such a pleasant flood of e-mail that another was written, called Water Watching.... more...

  • Enclosure Masonry Wall Systems Worldwideby S. Pompeu Santos

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 125.95

    Enclosure walls have a key role in building construction, providing structural safety and protecting interiors from intrusion. The concept of an enclosure wall is a traditional one, common to the building history of many countries. There is a tremendous variety in types of enclosure walls, depending on such variables as climate and local technologies.... more...