Publisher description for Building construction illustrated / Francis D.K. Ching.
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For over thirty years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Fourth Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements.
Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability and 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.
This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated continues to offer the fundamental principles of construction materials and methods, presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that that is easy to comprehend. Whether involved with residential building or commercial construction, interior architecture or structural engineering, Building Construction Illustrated gives clear answers in a beautiful presentation.
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