Building Construction Illustrated, 2nd Edition
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This classic title has been completely revised and now incorporates new information on concrete, steel and glazing technology; energy efficiency in buildings; moisture and thermal protection; natural lighting; masonry; and other topics. The organization of the text is according to a building's major components and systems. Presents material and structural choices available to the designer, how these choices affect a building's form and dimensions, and its relationship to its site.


The Building Site.

The Building.

Foundation Systems.

Floor Systems.

Wall Systems.

Roof Systems.

Doors and Windows.

Moisture and Thermal Protection.

Special Construction.

Finish Work.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems.

Notes on Materials.