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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.


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Reviews for Building Construction Illustrated:

5

Oct 24, 2011

This book lives on my desk at work. Definitely written for architects (or should I say illustrated there are few words).
4

Nov 08, 2012

Required reading when I studied architecture and still a valuable resource for anyone with their hands in the design of buildings.
3

Apr 04, 2015

I read it from cover to cover. The magic must be in the drawings because the prose is excruciatingly dry. It is missing coverage of those little balconies and tiny patios common in many West coast apartment building high rises, as well as anything on welding symbols. Not a self-contained book if you do not know anything about construction, as I had to make sure I had read ahead in Allen & Iano to fully understand what Ching was saying. The place where this book is indispensable is in the I read it from cover to cover. The magic must be in the drawings because the prose is excruciatingly dry. It is missing coverage of those little balconies and tiny patios common in many West coast apartment building high rises, as well as anything on welding symbols. Not a self-contained book if you do not know anything about construction, as I had to make sure I had read ahead in Allen & Iano to fully understand what Ching was saying. The place where this book is indispensable is in the completeness, variety, and perfection of the drawings. The situation is similar to that of studying human anatomy when you have a book with clear, color coded diagrams of all the parts and their systems; then when you see an actual photograph of kidney and its cross section you know what is what. This is because the plans for a building can be incomplete due to omissions, mistakes and artistic license, so it is nice to know what a section of a curtain wall or whatever is supposed to contain. Some of the text seemed almost verbatim from Allen & Iano, however the sections on plumbing and electrical, and HVAC systems were superior to the treatment in Allen & Iano and really summed things up nicely. The suggestions about info to request from vendors is also a handy time saver. ...more
5

Oct 02, 2009

This is hands down the most practically informative book I've ever read (although it's not really something you read cover to cover!). Very clear illustrations help in visualizing the construction of a building from locating the right site, to installing solar panels and casting your own concrete slabs.
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May 21, 2012

This book is an excellent reference for architects, designers and any interested party in the construction industry. Unless you're really interested in the mechanics of building technology, and have a general grasp of how things go together, this is certainly one to skip. I found this invaluable when studying for my licensing exams and hold it in high esteem.
4

Oct 05, 2011

Really good resource to see how building construction is both simple and a very complex process. The illustrations and the text documenting the different phases and the different requirements for safe and secure home building is very telling. This is a reference book, so there is no story or prose to consider, and the collective education the pages offer, is very clear and concise.
4

Dec 24, 2007

This is first "go to" book of reference on my shelf. I prefer the second addition - but all are very useful. Lots of clear illustrations. Good construction overview. My copy is full of tabs and very worn. A must have for architects and students of architecture
5

Jul 14, 2016

Meu companheiro de detalhamento até a entrega de projeto :)
5

Aug 01, 2011

The most useful reference book I have used in my architectural career/ university course so far.
5

Mar 29, 2010

This book is the bible for any design drafter. Such an amazing and indispensable tool.
4

Jan 22, 2008

I opened this book twice so far. I will let you know if it gets more useful in the future.
4

Oct 08, 2007

i learned that an I beam is actually a W Beam. The W stands for WIDE and it refers to the size of the FLANGE. The W Beam flange is wider that the original steel S Beam.

are you fascinated?

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