Building Construction Illustrated, Third Edition
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FRANCIS D.K. CHING is a registered architect and a professor at the University of Washington. He is the author of six highly successful architecture books, including Design Drawing and Architectural Graphics, all published by Wiley. CASSANDRA ADAMS is an architect and consultant in construction management and ecological design. She has taught architecture, construction, and environmental courses at the University of Washington and the University of California-Berkeley.


The Building Site.

The Building.

Foundation Systems.

Floor Systems.

Wall Systems.

Roof Systems.

Moisture and Thermal Protection.

Doors and Windows.

Special Construction.

Finish Work.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems.

Notes on Materials.