BUILDING CONSTRUCTION is a compendium of practical construction knowledge, in which individual construction solutions are shown as parts of a greater whole functioning in conjunction with other parts, and forming a complete building only when combined together.
The selection of a specific technical solution at a particular stage of construction results in and, at the same time, necessitates the selection of successive solutions which best fit the requirements both of the situation at hand and the originally selected solution. This book will help you learn and understand underlying principles, while at the same time presenting you with alternate design solutions. Concise descriptions of construction solutions for successive elements of a building are illustrated with clear drawings of perspective models. The perspective layout drawings are supplemented with plans, and with plan views and cross-sections of design details.
The variety of detailed architectonic and construction solutions presented and described in this book allow you to make informed selections for a specific design, subject to the following considerations:
The consequences of using specific materials and technological solutions Material and technology selection determines the selection of recommended architectonic and construction solutions, particular technological contact points in the building and options for facade finishing and detail shaping.
Securing the building against external factors Buildings should be designed with a view to their long-term and economic use, with adequately durable construction solutions to protect the building against external factors, such as temperature fluctuations, wind, water, snow, noise, etc.
Ease of application and reliability of solutions Systemic solutions, the coordination of the dimensions of different construction elements, and the precise design of details all result in a significantly simplified execution and prevent damage during construction, and defects and faults in individual parts of the building.
Construction solution aesthetics and the architectonic character of the building as a whole The proportions of many building parts which are considered aesthetic and represent the archetype of an architectural form derive from correct construction and structural solutions.
Ilość stron 368, Oprawa Miękka ,Format A-4, Rok wydania 2014.