Building Construction Illustrated, 2nd Edition Reviews

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  • Slyfisher says:
    34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great reference material for architectural students, February 10, 1999
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    This review is from: Building Construction Illustrated, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
    I am a professor at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture. I teach a construction documents class for wood frame. This book is an invaluable resource and my students use it exclusively for a reference guide for their project. It is one of the best books I have come across for its value.

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  • adallas@groupthink.com says:
    29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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    Provides the Foundation, September 4, 2000
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    Slyfisher (Mercer Island, WA USA) –

    This review is from: Building Construction Illustrated, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
    I was first given this book by the architect of a home I was building over 20 years ago. The home involved curves and radiuses was built on a very steep slope. Integration of dis-similar materials and proper flashing was critical to it’s performance. This book provided me with an understanding of how to tie many varied components together. Once completed, the home received international recognition (my first project to do so!).
    I have purchased and given at least 5 copies of this book to key employees since then. Recently I gave a copy to a law firm I frequently act as expert witness for in commercial and residential construction litigation. The illustrations are very understandable and compelling. This book (and others by Ching) easily compliments any construction or design professional’s library.

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  • Anonymous says:
    24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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    Very useful for understanding small-scale construction, February 18, 1998
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    adallas@groupthink.com (Los Gatos, CA) –

    This review is from: Building Construction Illustrated, 2nd Edition (Paperback)
    The first edition was entirely hand-drawn (the 2nd ed. may be as well) and covers the difference between a hip and a gable roof, slabs, grade beams and other details of modern construction. If you want to know the difference between western platform and balloon framing, this is a fine book. It’s primarily a reference book, but it could be read cover to cover.

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