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 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.
to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online
companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions.
Features include a 3D model showing how building components come
together in a final project.
- llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials
and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability,
incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials
- Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters
- Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system
This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated
remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented
in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.