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‘Fundamentals of Building Construction’ – an exclusive e-book for construction professionals

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Edward Allen, FAIA, a faculty member at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Joseph Iano, an author, illustrator, and practicing architect have published an exclusive e-book alias ‘Fundamentals of Building Construction’.

Fundamentals of Building Construction

In this sixth edition, the readers can learn the fundamental materials and methods applied in the building construction. The book focuses on some general construction methods like light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction. Besides there will be new information concerning building materials properties, the newest on “pre-engineered” building components and sustainability problems as well as most updated building codes and standards.

The book also highlights the most recent building codes & standards. The book contains a wide array of case studies involving more axonometric detail drawings and modified photographs in support of a comprehensively exemplified approach.

The following topics are included in the book:

  • 45 Interactive Exercises containing all necessary objects, and a video tutorial regarding fundamentals of SketchUp.
  • Interactive Animations analyzing complicated construction progressions.
  • Image gallery consists of 75 full color photorealistic renderings.
  • Chapters with Flashcards and Self-Tests for supporting key terms and concepts.
  • Additional Photo Gallery signifying construction operations.

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Fundamentals of Building Construction