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The first European edition of Francis DK Ching’s
classic visual guide to the basics of building construction.

For
nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction
Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of
building construction. This new European edition focuses on the
construction methods most commonly used in Europe, referring largely to
UK Building Regulations overlaid with British and European, while
applying Francis DK Ching’s clear graphic signature style. It
provides a coherent and essential primer, presenting all of the basic
concepts underlying building construction and equipping readers with
useful guidelines for approaching any new materials or techniques they
may encounter.

European Building Construction Illustrated
provides a comprehensive and lucid presentation of everything from
foundations and floor systems to finish work. Laying out the material
and structural choices available, it provides a full understanding of
how these choices affect a building′s form and dimensions.
Complete with more than 1000 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 effectively communicate
    construction processes and materials
  • Provides an overview of
    the mainstream construction methods used in Europe
  • Based around
    the UK regulatory framework, the book refers to European level
    regulations where appropriate.
  • References leading environmental
    assessment methods of BREEAM and LEED, while outlining the Passive
    House Standard
  • Includes emerging construction methods driven by
    the sustainability agenda, such as structural insulated panels and
    insulating concrete formwork
  • Features a chapter dedicated to
    construction in the Middle East, focusing on the Gulf States


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