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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    European Building Construction Illustrated
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francis D. K. Ching, By (author) Mark Mulville
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 472
    Width: 214 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781119953173
    ISBN 10: 1119953170
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BISAC V2.8: TEC005000
    BIC E4L: HOU
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: TNK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.2
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Approval Code: A84200000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    Libri: BAUA3132
    DC23: 690.094
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    10 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he teaches architecture and design drawing. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over 16 languages, and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. Mark Mulville is Academic Leader of the MSc Portfolio in the School of Architecture, Design and Construction (Department of Property and Construction Management) at the University of Greenwich. A Chartered Architectural Technologist, he has worked in professional architectural practice and technical consultancy roles in Ireland, the UK and Australia. Mark's research interests focus on building performance in relation to comfort, health and efficiency and the adaptation and rehabilitation of existing buildings.
    Review quote
    "In summary, this European version of an established book is welcomed and deserves to take its place alongside more advanced and detailed texts on the shelves of students as well as university, college and office libraries." (Building Engineer, April 2014) "This is a comprehensive primer" (The RIBA Journal, May 2014)
    Back cover copy
    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 to European building regulations and standards, 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 materialsProvides an overview of the mainstream construction methods used in EuropeReferences relevant building regulations and standards and the leading environmental assessment methods of BREEAM and LEED, while outlining the Passive House StandardIncludes emerging construction methods driven by the sustainability agenda, such as structural insulated panels and insulating concrete formworkFeatures a chapter dedicated to construction in the Middle East, focusing on the Gulf States
    Table of contents
    Preface 1 The Building Site 2 The Building 3 Foundation Systems 4 Floor Systems 5 Wall Systems 6 Roof Systems 7 Moisture & Thermal Protection 8 Doors & Windows 9 Special Construction 10 Finish Work 11 Mechanical & Electrical Systems 12 Notes on Materials 13 Construction in the Middle East A Appendix Bibliography Index