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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 technique. Read more... Building Construction Illustrated; 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; A APPENDIX; Bibliography; Index
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Francis D. K. "Frank" Ching (born 1943) is an architecture and design graphics writer. He is a currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington.
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