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Title:
Building construction illustrated
Author:
Ching, Francis D. K., 1943-
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780471358985
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Comprehensive and up-to-date-

the classic visual guide to the basics of building construction

For 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(TM), 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.


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Building Site
2 The Building
3 Foundation Systems
4 Floor Systems
5 Wall Systems
6 Roof Systems
7 Moisture & Thermal Protection
8 Doors & Windows
9 Special Construction
10 Finish Work
11 Mechanical & Electrical Systems
12 Notes on Materials
Appendix
Bibliography
Index

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