Building Construction Illustrated
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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.
The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction,now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustratedhas offered an outstanding introduction to the principles ofbuilding construction. This new edition of the revered classicremains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information inFrancis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensiveapproach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlyingbuilding construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as anonline companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-bookeditions. Features include a 3D model showing how buildingcomponents come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings thatpresent the state of the art in construction processes andmaterials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge onsustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of newmaterials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration fordesigners and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEEDsystem This new edition of Building Construction Illustratedremains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledgepresented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does notdisappoint.
The first European edition of Francis DK Ching’s classicvisual guide to the basics of building construction. For nearly four decades, the US publication BuildingConstruction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction tothe principles of building construction. This new European editionfocuses on the construction methods most commonly used in Europe,referring largely to UK Building Regulations overlaid with Britishand European, while applying Francis DK Ching’s clear graphicsignature style. It provides a coherent and essential primer,presenting all of the basic concepts underlying buildingconstruction and equipping readers with useful guidelines forapproaching any new materials or techniques they may encounter. European Building Construction Illustrated provides acomprehensive and lucid presentation of everything from foundationsand floor systems to finish work. Laying out the material andstructural choices available, it provides a full understanding ofhow these choices affect a building′s form and dimensions.Complete with more than 1000 illustrations, the book moves througheach of the key stages of the design process, from site selectionto building components, mechanical systems and finishes. Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings thateffectively communicate construction processes and materials Provides an overview of the mainstream construction methodsused in Europe Based around the UK regulatory framework, the book refers toEuropean level regulations where appropriate. References leading environmental assessment methods of BREEAMand LEED, while outlining the Passive House Standard Includes emerging construction methods driven by thesustainability agenda, such as structural insulated panels andinsulating concrete formwork Features a chapter dedicated to construction in the MiddleEast, focusing on the Gulf States
A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide tostructural design Structures are an essential element of the building process, yetone of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. Whilestructural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project,architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory andanalysis to design a building. Building StructuresIllustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showinghow structural systems of a building—such as an integratedassembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale—arerelated to the fundamental aspects of architectural design. Thebook features a one-stop guide to structural design in practice, athorough treatment of structural design as part of the entirebuilding process, and an overview of the historical development ofarchitectural materails and structure. Illustrated throughout withChing's signature line drawings, this new Second Edition isan ideal guide to structures for designers, builders, andstudents. Updated to include new information on building code compliance,additional learning resources, and a new glossary of terms Offers thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition,program fit, coordination with other building systems, codecompliance, and much more Beautifully illustrated by the renowned Francis D.K. Ching Building Structures Illustrated, Second Edition is theideal resource for students and professionals who want to makeinformed decisions on architectural design.
“Green Building Illustrated is a must-read for students and professionals in the building industry. The combination of incredibly expressive illustrations and accessible technical writing make concepts of green building on paper as intuitive as they would be if you toured a space with experts in sustainable building.” —Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council “The authors of Green Building Illustrated deliver clear and intelligent text, augmented by straightforward but compelling illustrations describing green building basics. This comprehensive book covers everything from the definition of green building, to details of high performance design, to sensible applications of renewable energy. This is a book with appeal for all architects and designers, because it addresses general principles such as holistic and integrated design, along with practical realities like affordability and energy codes. Green Building Illustrated describes a pathway for reaching Architecture 2030’s carbon emission reduction targets for the built environment.”—Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030 “…a neophyte will have a very good overview of all the factors involved in green building. I see some excellent pedagogy at work!” — Jim Gunshinan, Editor, Home Energy Magazine Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topic of sustainable design In the tradition of the classic Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically. From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover all aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings that are substantively green. The book begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, the theories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to a comprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include site selection, passive design using building shape, water conservation, ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impact materials, and much more. Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsman Francis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcher Ian M. Shapiro Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well as students in these fields Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students, professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design and construction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is an informative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.
Get this practical, illustrated guide to the International Building Code. With the publication of the new International Building Code, the building industry is moving toward a single universal set of construction codes, rather than the three regional codes previously in use. Now more than ever, architects need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This unique reference blends the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel. They closely examine the portions of the building code most relevant to the architect and provide a simple and practical interpretation using both words and illustrations. All of the changes in the code are explained in simple, user-friendly language so you'll get up to speed quickly and easily. Order your copy today.
The bestselling guide to interior design updated and expanded for a new generation For over three decades, Francis D.K. Ching's integrated, comprehensive approach to presenting the elements of architecture and design has helped millions of students and professionals alike visualize and make sense of complex concepts. As functional as it is beautiful, this richly illustrated Third Edition of Ching's classic, Interior Design Illustrated, is a visual introduction to designing for interior spaces, to the building elements and environmental systems within them, and to the details of furnishings and interior finishes. Beginning designers will appreciate this updated and expanded edition's for its concise and accessible presentation of key concepts and practices, while established designers will cherish it for its many practical insights into the relationship between building structures and interior spaces. Updated and expanded to include new information on building codes, building information modeling, and sustainability Includes new content on Indoor Air Quality and other issues in environmental systems, as well as the latest on data/communication and security systems Now features a richly illustrated section explaining the role of color in interior design, along with teaching resources available online Updated and expanded for a new generation of students and practitioners, Interior Design Illustrated, Third Edition is sure to remain the standard reference for many years to come.
THE BESTSELLING, FULLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE Uniquely marrying the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis D.K Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA, the new sixth edition of Building Codes Illustrated is a clear, concise, and easy-to-use visual guide to the International Building Code (IBC) for 2018. Fully updated throughout, it highlights all of the changes to the code for quick reference and easy navigation. It pulls out the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations. The first two chapters of Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code, Sixth Edition give background and context regarding the development, organization, and use of the IBC. The following sections cover such information as: use and occupancy; building heights and areas; types of construction; fire-resistive construction; interior finishes; means of egress; accessibility; energy efficiency; roof assemblies; structural provisions; special inspections and tests; soils and foundations; building materials and systems; and more. A complete, user-friendly guide to code-compliant projects Highlights all the significant changes in the 2018 IBC Uses clear language and Frank Ching's distinctive illustrations to demystify the 2018 International Build Code (IBC) text Provides students and professionals with a fundamental understanding of IBC development, interpretation, and application Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code gives students and professionals in architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering a user-friendly, easy-to-use guide to the fundamentals of the 2018 IBC.