If a highly descriptive and well illustrated guide to building construction is what you are after, look no further. (Civil Engineering, 1 November 2014) In summary, this European version of an established book is welcomed and deserves to take its place alongside more advanced and detailed texts on the shelves of students as well as university, college and office libraries. (Building Engineer, April 2014) This is a comprehensive primer (The RIBA Journal, May 2014)
Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he teaches architecture and design drawing. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over 16 languages, and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. Mark Mulville is Academic Leader of the MSc Portfolio in the School of Architecture, Design and Construction (Department of Property and Construction Management) at the University of Greenwich. A Chartered Architectural Technologist, he has worked in professional architectural practice and technical consultancy roles in Ireland, the UK and Australia. Marks research interests focus on building performance in relation to comfort, health and efficiency and the adaptation and rehabilitation of existing buildings.
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 13 Construction in the Middle East A Appendix Bibliography Index