European building construction illustrated / Francis D.K. Ching, Mark Mulville.
Contributor(s): Mulville, Mark [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118786178; 1118786173; 9781118786710; 1118786718; 9781118786222; 111878622X; 9781118788806; 111878880X.Subject(s): Building -- European Union countries | House construction -- European Union countries | Building -- European Union countries -- Pictorial works | House construction -- European Union countries -- Pictorial works | Building -- Estimates -- Europe -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Construction -- General | Building | House construction | Europe -- European Union countriesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Pictorial works. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: European building construction illustratedDDC classification: 690.094 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
"The first European edition of Francis DK Ching's classic visual guide to the basics of building construction."--Provided by publisher.
"Adapted from Francis D.K. Ching. Building Construction Illustrated, Fourth Edition, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, New Jersey, copyright 2008"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; 1 THE BUILDING SITE; Building in Context; Sustainability; Green Building; BREEAM; BREEAM; LEED Green Building Rating System; LEED; Carbon Reduction Strategies; Climate Change & Global Warming; The Passive House Standard; Passive House; Considerations; Site Analysis; Soils; Soil Mechanics; Topography; Plant Materials; Trees; Providing Shade; Serving as Windbreak; Defining Space; Directing or Screening Views; Attenuating Sound; Improving Air Quality; Stabilising Soil; Solar Radiation; Cool Regions; Temperate Regions; Hot-Arid Regions.
Hot-Humid RegionsPassive Solar Design; Direct Gain; Indirect Gain; Sunspace; Roof Pond; Isolated Gain; Solar Shading; Daylighting; Precipitation; Site Drainage; Wind; Sound & Views; Site Access & Circulation; Pedestrian Circulation; Pedestrian Walks; Exterior Stairs; Bike Paths; Accessibility Guidelines; Kerb Ramps; Vehicular Circulation; Private Roadways; Residential Drives and Garages; Vehicular Parking; Vehicle Dimensions; Parking Spaces; Car Parks; Garage Ramps; Paving; Paving Patterns; Drawing Conventions; The Site Plan; 2 THE BUILDING; The Building; Building Systems; Structural System.
Building EnvelopeMechanical Systems; Performance Requirements; Aesthetic Qualities; Regulatory Constraints; Economic Considerations; Environmental Impact; Construction Practices; Building Regulations; Building Regulations; UK Approved Documents; European Building Regulations; Regulation Outside Europe; Other Important Regulations/Guidelines; Fire Regulations; Example of Purpose Group Classifications; Loads on Buildings; Static Loads; Dynamic Loads; Wind Loads; Structural Forces; Structural Equilibrium; Columns; Beams; Beam Spans; Trusses; Frames & Walls; Plate Structures; Structural Units.
Structural SpansRepresentative Span Ranges (metres); Structural Patterns; Lateral Stability; Horizontal diaphragm; Rigid frame; Shear wall; Braced frame; High-Rise Structures; Arches & Vaults; Domes; Shell Structures; Cable Structures; Membrane Structures; Joints & Connections; 3 FOUNDATION SYSTEMS; Foundation Systems; Types of Foundation Systems; Shallow Foundations; Deep Foundations; Underpinning; Excavation Support Systems; Shallow Foundations; Basement Walls; Rising Walls; Retaining Walls; Connection to Timber Frame; Timber Beams; Beam and Block Floor; In-Situ Concrete Retaining Walls.
Concrete Masonry Retaining WallsPad Foundations; Reinforced-Concrete Column; Timber Post; Steel Column; Foundations on Sloping Ground; Concrete Slabs on Grade; Isolation Joints; Construction Joints; Control Joints; Masonry Wall; Stud Wall; Step in Slab Level; Deep Foundations; Pile Foundations -- Driven; Pile Foundations -- Bored; Foundation Choice; 4 FLOOR SYSTEMS; Floor Systems; Concrete; Steel; Timber; Concrete Beams; Concrete Slabs; One-Way Slab; One-Way Ribbed Slab; Two-Way Slab and Beam; Two-Way Waffle Slab; Two-Way Flat Plate; Two-Way Flat Slab; Prestressed Concrete; Pre-tensioning.
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.