Illustrated Residential and Commercial Construction Peter Mann

ISBN: 9780134532509

Published: July 1st 1989


448 pages


Illustrated Residential and Commercial Construction  by  Peter Mann

Illustrated Residential and Commercial Construction by Peter Mann
July 1st 1989 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 448 pages | ISBN: 9780134532509 | 10.37 Mb

Illustrated Residential and Commercial Construction is specifically written for students engaged in building studies, including first-year and second-year architectural courses, building technologist and technician courses, apprenticeship training, and upper level high school technical courses. Persons already involved in the construction business who require a broad-based reference book, and members of the general public planning new construction or renovation projects, will also find much of interest.

A full table of contents can be viewed at Illustrated Residential and Commercial Construction describes in detail the materials and construction techniques of modern construction together with the basic principles of competent building design. All major building elements from building location and foundations to electrical and mechanical services are presented in a sequence similar to that of actual construction.

In each chapter, comparisons are made between the wide range of options available in construction materials and installation methods.The book is profusely illustrated (over 1600 illustrations) and information is presented in a visually interesting and somewhat unique hand-drawn and lettered style. In addition to standard construction techniques, throughout the book emphasis is placed on design construction methods that increase the energy efficiency of a buildings structure.

This aspect of the construction industry is now a major part of a modern buildings function and designers and builders in all climatic regions must be aware of the systems and methods involved.

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