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.