Building Construction Illustrated

Building Construction Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-04-16
ISBN 10: 111874005X
ISBN 13: 9781118740057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Construction Illustrated Book Review:

The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction,now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustratedhas offered an outstanding introduction to the principles ofbuilding construction. This new edition of the revered classicremains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information inFrancis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensiveapproach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlyingbuilding construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as anonline companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-bookeditions. Features include a 3D model showing how buildingcomponents come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings thatpresent the state of the art in construction processes andmaterials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge onsustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of newmaterials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration fordesigners and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEEDsystem This new edition of Building Construction Illustratedremains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledgepresented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does notdisappoint.

Building Construction Illustrated

Building Construction Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Cassandra Adams
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2000-10-04
ISBN 10: 9780471358985
ISBN 13: 0471358983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Construction Illustrated Book Review:

Comprehensive and up-to-date- the classic visual guide to the basics of building construction For twenty-five years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Third Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements. Complete with more than 1,000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems, and finishes. Topics within each chapter are organized according to the CSI MasterFormat(TM), making the book extremely easy to use. Special features of this edition include integrated coverage of environmentally friendly materials, sustainable building construction strategies, and ADA requirements, as well as the inclusion of both metric and standard U.S. measurements throughout the book. With its clear presentation of the basic concepts underlying building construction, Building Construction Illustrated, Third Edition equips students and professionals in all areas of architecture and construction with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter in building planning, design, and construction.

Building Structures Illustrated

Building Structures Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 1118848306
ISBN 13: 9781118848302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Structures Illustrated Book Review:

A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide tostructural design Structures are an essential element of the building process, yetone of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. Whilestructural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project,architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory andanalysis to design a building. Building StructuresIllustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showinghow structural systems of a building—such as an integratedassembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale—arerelated to the fundamental aspects of architectural design. Thebook features a one-stop guide to structural design in practice, athorough treatment of structural design as part of the entirebuilding process, and an overview of the historical development ofarchitectural materails and structure. Illustrated throughout withChing's signature line drawings, this new Second Edition isan ideal guide to structures for designers, builders, andstudents. Updated to include new information on building code compliance,additional learning resources, and a new glossary of terms Offers thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition,program fit, coordination with other building systems, codecompliance, and much more Beautifully illustrated by the renowned Francis D.K. Ching Building Structures Illustrated, Second Edition is theideal resource for students and professionals who want to makeinformed decisions on architectural design.

European Building Construction Illustrated

European Building Construction Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Mark Mulville
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-02-10
ISBN 10: 1119953170
ISBN 13: 9781119953173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Building Construction Illustrated Book Review:

The first European edition of Francis DK Ching’s classic visual guide to the basics of building construction. For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition focuses on the construction methods most commonly used in Europe, referring largely to UK Building Regulations overlaid with British and European, while applying Francis DK Ching’s clear graphic signature style. It provides a coherent and essential primer, presenting all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equipping readers with useful guidelines for approaching any new materials or techniques they may encounter. European Building Construction Illustrated provides a comprehensive and lucid presentation of everything from foundations and floor systems to finish work. Laying out the material and structural choices available, it provides a full understanding of how these choices affect a building′s form and dimensions. Complete with more than 1000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems and finishes. Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that effectively communicate construction processes and materials Provides an overview of the mainstream construction methods used in Europe Based around the UK regulatory framework, the book refers to European level regulations where appropriate. References leading environmental assessment methods of BREEAM and LEED, while outlining the Passive House Standard Includes emerging construction methods driven by the sustainability agenda, such as structural insulated panels and insulating concrete formwork Features a chapter dedicated to construction in the Middle East, focusing on the Gulf States

Architectural Graphics

Architectural Graphics
Author: Frank Ching
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-05-16
ISBN 10: 1483142043
ISBN 13: 9781483142043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Graphics Book Review:

Architectural Graphics focuses on the techniques, methodologies, and graphic tools used in conveying architectural ideas. The book takes a look at equipment and materials, architectural drafting, and architectural drawing conventions. Discussions focus on drawing pencils, technical drawing pens, set squares/templates, circle templates/compasses, line weight/line types, drafting technique, drawing circular elements, floor plan, doors and windows in plan, stairs, wall indications, plan grids, and site boundaries. The manuscript examines rendition of value and context and graphic symbols and lettering. Topics include tonal values, media and techniques, value/texture rendition, material rendition, shades and shadows, people, furniture, graphic representation symbols, and hand lettering. The text explores freehand drawing and architectural presentations, including freehand sketching, graphic diagraming, and sketching equipment. The publication is a valuable reference for architects interested in doing further studies in architectural graphics.

Building Codes Illustrated

Building Codes Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Steven R. Winkel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN 10: 1119485045
ISBN 13: 9781119485049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Codes Illustrated Book Review:

THE BESTSELLING, FULLY ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE Uniquely marrying the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis D.K Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel, FAIA, the new sixth edition of Building Codes Illustrated is a clear, concise, and easy-to-use visual guide to the International Building Code (IBC) for 2018. Fully updated throughout, it highlights all of the changes to the code for quick reference and easy navigation. It pulls out the portions of the building code that are most relevant for the architect and provides an easy-to-understand interpretation in both words and illustrations. The first two chapters of Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code, Sixth Edition give background and context regarding the development, organization, and use of the IBC. The following sections cover such information as: use and occupancy; building heights and areas; types of construction; fire-resistive construction; interior finishes; means of egress; accessibility; energy efficiency; roof assemblies; structural provisions; special inspections and tests; soils and foundations; building materials and systems; and more. A complete, user-friendly guide to code-compliant projects Highlights all the significant changes in the 2018 IBC Uses clear language and Frank Ching's distinctive illustrations to demystify the 2018 International Build Code (IBC) text Provides students and professionals with a fundamental understanding of IBC development, interpretation, and application Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2018 International Building Code gives students and professionals in architecture, interior design, construction, and engineering a user-friendly, easy-to-use guide to the fundamentals of the 2018 IBC.

The Architect s Studio Companion

The Architect s Studio Companion
Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN 10: 1119092647
ISBN 13: 9781119092643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Architect s Studio Companion Book Review:

The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without. This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can: Select, configure, and size structural systems Plan for building heating and cooling Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget. The Architect’s Studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning.

Introduction to Architecture

Introduction to Architecture
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,James F. Eckler
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN 10: 1118142063
ISBN 13: 9781118142066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Architecture Book Review:

"This major new collection introduces architecture to the beginning student or anyone who wants to learn about the built environment"--

Fundamentals of Building Construction

Fundamentals of Building Construction
Author: Edward Allen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 803
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015048212594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Building Construction Book Review:

An introduction to the art of building, it has been revised and updated to reflect changes in the industry. Describes the materials used since ancient times—wood, stone, brick and the techniques by which they are made into buildings today—before proceeding to structural steel, reinforced and prestressed concrete, float glass, extruded aluminum, advanced gypsum products, synthetic rubber compounds and plastics. Deals with whole systems of building including foundations, framing, roofing, interiors, electrical and mechanical systems. Each chapter contains a summary, list of key terms and concepts, review questions and references. Illustrated with over 300 line drawings and 700 photographs.

Interior Design Illustrated

Interior Design Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Corky Binggeli
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-02-20
ISBN 10: 1118090713
ISBN 13: 9781118090718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interior Design Illustrated Book Review:

Offers a concise and accessible presentation of important concepts for beginning designers, and experienced practitioners will appreciate its insightful and practical coverage of the relationship between building structures and interior spaces. A broad range of rich illustrations communicates visual information and ploughs fertile ground for creative ideas and inspiration.

Green Building Illustrated

Green Building Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Ian M. Shapiro
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1118878612
ISBN 13: 9781118878613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Building Illustrated Book Review:

“Green Building Illustrated is a must-read for students and professionals in the building industry. The combination of incredibly expressive illustrations and accessible technical writing make concepts of green building on paper as intuitive as they would be if you toured a space with experts in sustainable building.” —Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council “The authors of Green Building Illustrated deliver clear and intelligent text, augmented by straightforward but compelling illustrations describing green building basics. This comprehensive book covers everything from the definition of green building, to details of high performance design, to sensible applications of renewable energy. This is a book with appeal for all architects and designers, because it addresses general principles such as holistic and integrated design, along with practical realities like affordability and energy codes. Green Building Illustrated describes a pathway for reaching Architecture 2030’s carbon emission reduction targets for the built environment.”—Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030 “...a neophyte will have a very good overview of all the factors involved in green building. I see some excellent pedagogy at work!” — Jim Gunshinan, Editor, Home Energy Magazine Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topic of sustainable design In the tradition of the classic Building Construction Illustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically. From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover all aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings that are substantively green. The book begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, the theories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to a comprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include site selection, passive design using building shape, water conservation, ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impact materials, and much more. Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsman Francis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcher Ian M. Shapiro Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well as students in these fields Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students, professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design and construction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is an informative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.

Architectural Detailing

Architectural Detailing
Author: Edward Allen,Patrick Rand
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-03-14
ISBN 10: 1118881990
ISBN 13: 9781118881996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Detailing Book Review:

The industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings Architectural Detailing systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the flow of heat and water vapor, will adjust to all kinds of movement, and will be easy to construct. This new third edition has been updated to conform to International Building Code 2012, and incorporates current knowledge about new material and construction technology. Sustainable design issues are integrated where relevant, and the discussion includes reviews of recent built works that extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or the alteration and addition to existing patterns. Regulatory topics are primarily focused on the US, but touch on other jurisdictions and geographic settings to give you a well-rounded perspective of the art and science of architectural detailing. In guiding a design from idea to reality, architects design a set of details that show how a structure will be put together. Good details are correct, complete, and provide accurate information to a wide variety of users. By demonstrating the use of detail patterns, this book teaches you how to design a building that will perform as well as you intend. Integrate appropriate detailing into your designs Learn the latest in materials, assemblies, and construction methods Incorporate sustainable design principles and current building codes Design buildings that perform well, age gracefully, and look great Architects understand that aesthetics are only a small fraction of good design, and that stability and functionality require a deep understanding of how things come together. Architectural Detailing helps you bring it all together with a well fleshed-out design that communicates accurately at all levels of the construction process.

Structure As Architecture

Structure As Architecture
Author: Andrew Charleson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-08-11
ISBN 10: 1136361391
ISBN 13: 9781136361395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structure As Architecture Book Review:

Structure As Architecture provides readers with an accessible insight into the relationship between structure and architecture, focusing on the design principles that relate to both fields. Over one hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries across the globe including the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia are interspersed throughout the book. The author has visited and photographed each of these examples and analyzed them to show how structure plays a significant architectural role, as well as bearing loads. This is a highly illustrated sourcebook, providing a new insight into the role of structure, and discussing the point where the technical and the aesthetic meet to create the discipline of ‘architecture’.

Illustrated Building Pocket Book

Illustrated Building Pocket Book
Author: Roxanna McDonald
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0750680156
ISBN 13: 9780750680158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illustrated Building Pocket Book Book Review:

Building and architecture has developed a language of its own, with terms and jargon that can confuse an expert let alone an outsider. Misunderstandings over what a word means can be irritating but unimportant, but could in the worst cases be costly or even dangerous. Traditional building dictionaries rely on the reader to already know what the correct word is, and that's not always the case. Roxanna McDonald's technique is radically different, and makes full use of the power of visual communication to convey information. Each stage of the building and design process is illustrated, and each hand-drawn illustration is carefully labelled with the relevant technical terms, to ensure that each term is used correctly and consistently by everyone working on a project. The 'Illustrated Building Pocket Book' is a radical approach to the age-old problem of the ambiguous use of technical language in building and architecture. By using drawings – which leave little room for ambiguity – clarity, safety and certainty can be achieved. * Detailed hand-drawn images explain what terms mean and show how to use them * Logical progression though the building process * Avoid costly and dangerous misunderstandings about what is meant by building jargon

Building Construction

Building Construction
Author: Madan Mehta,Walter Scarborough,Diane Armpriest
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 952
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780132148696
ISBN 13: 0132148692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Construction Book Review:

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- The science of building construction and design is evolving more quickly than ever before. The second edition of this outstanding text builds on the previous version. It incorporates the latest updates available, features hundreds of new pieces of artwork, and is now in FULL COLOR! Written by an author team with decades of experience in architecture, building construction, engineering, and teaching, Building Construction: Principles, Materials & Systems 2nd Edition is a comprehensive and fully illustrated introduction to construction methods and materials. Continuing on with the books unique organization, Principles of Construction are covered in Part One and Materials and Systems of Construction are covered in Part Two. Emphasizing a visual approach to learning, it includes more than 1,400 original illustrations and an extra large trim size (9" x 12") that provides an open and inviting layout that readers are sure to appreciate. Plus! A completely revamped and expanded companion website, "MyConstructionKit", is also available!

Illustrated Dictionary of Building

Illustrated Dictionary of Building
Author: Peter Brett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN 10: 1135138567
ISBN 13: 9781135138561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illustrated Dictionary of Building Book Review:

An Illustrated Dictionary of Building is ideal for practitioners and students on GNVQ, NVQ Construction and The Built Environment and Building Craft Operative courses. The guide is also useful reference for those in Higher Education on Professional, Architectural and other associated courses with a building element. First published in 1989 as Building Terminology, this second edition has been expanded and updated to cover an even wider range of terms, concepts and new practices. Including slang and regional variations, these are clearly defined and cross-referenced, many with the aid of illustrations, to provide an insight into the building industry as a whole. The logical A-Z arrangement in each section makes this an ideal reference source. The book is also highly illustrated with over 350 diagrams and photographs. The subjects covered include: architectural style; building construction; documentation, administration and control; materials and scientific principles and services and finishes. Peter Brett was formerly a Head of Faculty for construction at Brooklyn College, Birmingham. He is now in private practice undertaking design, construction and consultancy projects. Brett is an Honorary Member of the City and Guilds of London Institute and a Construction Education Consultant, in addition to being a Chief Examiner and Assessor for various UK, overseas and NVQ schemes.

Complete Book of Framing

Complete Book of Framing
Author: Scot Simpson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN 10: 1119528518
ISBN 13: 9781119528517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Book of Framing Book Review:

The bestselling step-by-step framing guide—updated and expanded to meet 2018 codes and standards Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition—Updated and Expanded is a comprehensive guide to rough carpentry and framing, written by an expert with over forty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through step-by-step framing instructions for floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of full-color illustrations and photos enable novice and professional framers to understand and master framing techniques. This Updated and Expanded Second Edition includes the framing techniques of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and updated OSHA rules. It also includes new coverage of today's electric tools, wind and earthquake framing, medical and physiological factors of framing, and a revised safety chapter. Builders will find information on nailing patters, overall layout, engineered wood patterns, and green framing. In addition, the book offers readers tools and techniques for preparing for a job and managing a team. This Second Edition—Updated and Expanded: Includes hundreds of full-color illustrations depicting step-by-step framing techniques Offers guidance on today's electric tools and structural enhancements for natural disasters Features a revised chapter on safety to reflect the medical and physiological factors of framing Meets the framing techniques of the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), International Residential Code (IRC), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction, Second Edition—Updated and Expanded is an excellent resource for framers, carpenters, and contractors of all experience levels. Framer-friendly tips throughout the book show how to complete framing tasks efficiently and effectively.

Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction

Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction
Author: Ernest Burden
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Professional Pub
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059558554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illustrated Dictionary of Building Design and Construction Book Review:

Anyone involved in the building industry - from architects and engineers to subcontractors and interior designers - will turn to this treasure trove of images and information The only illustrated dictionary to include construction, design, and related business terminology, it includes more photos and detailed drawings than any other book on the shelf. Shows pre- and post-construction aspects of building components.

Building Construction Illustrated

Building Construction Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Cassandra Adams
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780471358985
ISBN 13: 0471358983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Construction Illustrated Book Review:

Comprehensive and up-to-date- the classic visual guide to the basics of building construction For twenty-five years, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. Now this Third Edition has been expertly revised and updated to address the latest advances in materials, building technology, and code requirements. Complete with more than 1,000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems, and finishes. Topics within each chapter are organized according to the CSI MasterFormat(TM), making the book extremely easy to use. Special features of this edition include integrated coverage of environmentally friendly materials, sustainable building construction strategies, and ADA requirements, as well as the inclusion of both metric and standard U.S. measurements throughout the book. With its clear presentation of the basic concepts underlying building construction, Building Construction Illustrated, Third Edition equips students and professionals in all areas of architecture and construction with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter in building planning, design, and construction.

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Building Services

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Building Services
Author: David Kut
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 113527441X
ISBN 13: 9781135274412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Building Services Book Review:

This book explains over 3,000 terms (over 200,000 words) and contains over 200 professionally drawn line illustrations. This practical handbook is intended for day to day use as a reference or as a source of enlightenment for anyone associated with the building and construction industry. It also provides comprehensive practical explanations of the many terms listed, giving guidance, examples of use and, in certain cases, cautionary remarks concerning aspects of the applications.