About Understanding Architectural Details - Commercial
Understanding Architectural Details – Commercial, is dedicated to steel and concrete construction. The book is packed full of over 150 construction details in 2D, and 150 construction details in 3D.
We look at the principles behind construction detailing, and delve deep into each area of the building to make sure you have a full understanding of construction design.
Foundations and Floors
- strip foundations
- pad foundations
- pile foundations
- raft foundations
- ground bearing floors
- suspended floors
Walls and Cladding
- concrete cladding panels
- standing seam
- insulated brick slips
- composite metal panels
- insulated render
- masonry rainscreen
- timber rainscreen
- stone rainscreen
- concrete frame structures
- steel frame structures
- long span frames including portal frames
- concrete deck flat roof
- green roof
- steel deck pitched roof
- steel deck flat roof
- Type A basement structures
- Type B basement structures
- Type C basement structures
Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF)
- windows and doors
PLUS: new to this edition
- functional requirements
- detailing principles
- notes on the building regulations
- even more details than before!
How this book will help you
Gain a better understanding of commercial construction
Understand the principles of construction detailing
Understand the functional requirements of a building in relation to the building regulations
Learn about the different materials available and their benefits
Improve your technical ability
Increase your skill set to make you more employable
Save a huge amount of time searching for details, over 150 details in one place
Edit and develop the cad files into your own detail library
Explore the 3d sketchup files to improve your understanding of the construction
Who is it for?
students | graduates | professionals | tutors | professors
This book is really useful to quite a few different people:
Students looking to increase their knowledge of construction.
Graduates use the book to take out into the workplace and use as a reference.
Professionals use the book as a reference book and foundation for their construction libraries.
The book is also highly recommended by many tutors, lecturers and professors who teach construction at colleges and universities around the globe.
What do I get?
Understanding Architectural Details Commercial Bundle 3 includes:
PDF file of the book
2D Details in CAD format as dwg files (AutoCad version 2010)
3D Details in SKP format as SketchUp files (version 2015) over 150 details
How do I get it?
After purchase you will receive an email confirming your order - so please make sure you enter your email address correctly.
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System Requirements: Please note this package includes pdf, .skp and .dwg files which are large in size. Make sure you have a good internet connection, and download the files to a laptop or pc for best results.
The books are fantastic. I wish I’d bought them sooner. There really is a lack of literature regarding architectural detailing in the uk but thankfully I found these books. They are the perfect resouce for any architecture student. They give a great overview of materials and importantly state the underlying principles of detailing with clearly explained details.
Phil - Architecture Student
I don’t think I have ever seen such a comprehensive resource and clear cut explanation for architectural details!
I wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing your future work, the 3d models are top notch and critical in spatially understanding the construction methods.
Alex- Architectural Technologist
I have to say it is a really great resource and reference guide, and is very well put together. The sections at the front of the book (Functional Requirements) is particularly useful, and has joined the small collection of architectural and construction guides/handbooks that I refer to when I need my memory jogged or details/specifications clarified.
All of the drawings and details are well put together, clear and concise. Again a great reference.
Matt - Architect
I have found the residential book extremely useful , I was recommended it by a tutor for a module I was doing and this was just before I started work in practice so it gave me a head start for my new job getting to see all similar details from your book in real life situations. Thank you!
George - 3rd Year Student
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Looking for a hard copy?
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After you have downloaded your purchase, it is your responsibility to carry out any backups to ensure that your book is safe. If you lose the pdf, buy a new computer, or your computer crashes, we are not always able to replace your copy.
The CAD files are saved in AutoCAD 2010, and the Sketchup files are saved in SKP 2015.
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