Building Construction Illustrated

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  • Lisa Burnam says:
    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Representation of Building systems, October 24, 2008
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    Lisa Burnam
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    This review is from: Building Construction Illustrated (Paperback)

    I purchased this manual while preparing for my NCIDQ examination. While it is not an in depth manual for architects, or someone studying architecture, it has the perfect amount of information for Interior designers.

    There are many many illustrations, and the verbiage pertaining to the illustration is written next to it with an arrow pointing. For example: the header over a door is explained in detail, and then an arrow points to it in the door assembly illustration.

    I found the information in this book very helpful when preparing for the examination, and many of the questions pertained to the information in this book.

    A great addition to the library of any interior designer.

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  • haribo says:
    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    don’t buy for kindle, May 6, 2012
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    haribo (new york) –

    Don’t buy a kindle version of this book.
    Image resolution is very low that you can’t even read illustration.
    They should scan it with high resolution and kindle should have zoom-in tool!

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  • Darren Harrison "DVD collector and reviewer" says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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    An excellent essential reference I use on a daily basis, August 4, 2011
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    Darren Harrison “DVD collector and reviewer” (Washington D.C.) –
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    This review is from: Building Construction Illustrated (Paperback)

    When I was hired as a technical writer for a major construction company I faced one potentially devastating obstacle. Without a background in construction I was often befuddled by a lot of the techno-lingo that engineers use when describing methods employed on the projects they were working on. I needed to understand these processes so I could write them up in easy to understand terms for chasing other work, but it would not be possible to quiz every engineer to explain these methods to me. I needed some desk reference that laid it out for me.

    After consulting a colleague of mine they recommended picking up a copy of Ching’s “Building Construction Illustrated” and it is probably the most valuable purchase I could have made. Ching describes almost every commercial construction technique you could conceive off, but it’s the “Illustrated” part that is the real value in this work.

    The description of each procedure is wonderfully illustrated with over 1,000 diagrams and graphical representations. These are easy to follow illustrations that really help explain what Ching is attempting to describe in the text. As such I am constantly referring to this book when I come across a term I am not familiar with and it has not let me down since. I am then able to translate the process into layman’s language for all the people who sit on selection committee’s who may or may not have an engineering background.

    I’ve even had estimators stop by my desk at work and when surveying the line of books on the shelf relating to construction and marketing – this is the book they invariably praise.

    This book comes highly recommended.

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