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Building Construction Illustrated Paperback – Mar 3 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (March 3 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470087811
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470087817
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.8 x 27.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #92,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...does exactly what it says on the cover...skilfully detailed illustrations, comprehensive definitions and general construction advice on practical matters". Building Engineer August 2008

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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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Un must pour qui s'interesse à l'architecture, au dessin, et même à tout ce qui concerne la structure et le design de bâtiment
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At Amazon the text was cheaper than Sait's bookstore, and it was exactly what I was required to get. The text is in typical perfect brand new condition and got to my residence within a timely manner. Exactly what you would expect from amazon.
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I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone involved in the business of construction. It gives an unparalleled look into the science of every aspect of building construction, with clear diagrams and models. I've given this book to students fresh out of school to explain what a certain practice or component is in a building, and they found it extremely valuable.
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This book gave me a visual insight into building that my other textbooks couldn't. However, if I am learning a new concept, I am completely lost with only this book. It definitely needs to be supplemented with more descriptive books that don't assume that you know what you're doing already.
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i got this book only two days after purchase...amazing,never happend before..lol..perfect quality, interesting and helpful book! People who are going to read this book better have some knowledge of physics (especially load), cuze the book went straight to the detail of building structure.
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Love the book and illustrations, but the fact that you cannot print it out ends up being a disadvantage. Also zooming into images makes them blurry kinda annoying when you want to look at a detail.
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Surely it can't be both...we need to know if it is a good learning manual with explicit details, or just another pretty book with pretty pictures?

Update: Sept.22/10
Note: My above question was posted before deciding to purchase the book and find out for myself if it is a good learning manual. I have since purchased the book, and yes, one may learn much by viewing the drawings. However, I agree with another reviewer, in that it is only a good COMPANION reference manual, as it does not have all necessary learning information, such as dimensions, etc.
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I bought the used copy and it came like a brand new book. The only scratches were caused by the mailperson who forcibly pushed the book into my tiny mailbox..
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