Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
John Wiley & Sons, a leader in architecture & design publishing, is releasing three new titles from renowned architecture professor and author, Francis D.K. Ching. Widely celebrated for his amazing graphic presentations, Ching has not only updated the classic introduction to the principles of building construction, Building Construction Illustrated, but has teamed up with two architecture thought leaders to produce European Building Construction Illustrated, as well as Green Building Illustrated, a timely and essential introduction to sustainable design and construction. Already translated into over 16 languages and considered the gold standard for many universities as well as practicing professionals, these new guides are perfect for not only students, but for any professional looking to stay current and reach new levels of competency and success.
The first title, Building Construction Illustrated, ($49.95; February 2014) has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction for over three decades. This new, fifth edition is more relevant than ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction has been fully updated and includes digital enhancements delivered online with 3D digital building models for interactive learning. Illustrated throughout with Ching’s legendarily accurate and clear drawings, this reference presents the state of the art in construction processes and materials.
This updated classic features:
- Archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters
- The latest information to reflect the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system
- Knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials.
- New coverage of Smart Facades, daylighting, photovoltaics and newest lighting technology.
Building Construction Illustrated, 5th Edition is a critical addition to any student’s or professional’s library, containing the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.
The second title focuses on one of the hottest topics in architecture and design: sustainable design and construction. As this topic continues to evolve and grow, students and professionals need a roadmap on this subject more than ever, and Green Building Illustrated ($49.95; March 2014) provides that essential introduction to sustainable building design and construction. In the tradition of the classic Building Construction Illustrated, authors Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer a graphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexities of sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically. From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover all aspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailed strategies to design buildings that are significantly green. The book begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, the theories behind it, and current rating systems before moving on to a comprehensive discussion of vital topics.
These topics include:
- Site selection
- Passive design using building shape
- Water conservation
- Ventilation and air quality
- Heating and cooling
- Minimum-impact materials, and much more
Explaining all of the fundamental issues of sustainable design and construction in a beautifully illustrated format, Green Building Illustrated is ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well as students in these fields.
The third title is the first European edition of Francis D.K. Ching’s classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, European Building Construction Illustrated ($60.00; February 2014). This new European edition focuses on the construction methods most commonly used in Europe, referring largely to UK Building Regulations overlaid with British and European, while applying Francis D.K. Ching’s clear graphic signature style. It provides a coherent and essential primer, presenting all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equipping readers with useful guidelines for approaching any new materials or techniques they may encounter.
European Building Construction Illustrated provides a comprehensive presentation of everything from foundations and floor systems to finish work. Laying out the material and structural choices available, it provides a full understanding of how these choices affect a building′s form and dimensions. Complete with more than 1000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems and finishes.
The book also features:
- Leading environmental assessment methods of BREEAM and LEED, while outlining the Passive House Standard
- Emerging construction methods driven by the sustainability agenda, such as structural insulated panels and insulating concrete formwork
- A chapter dedicated to construction in the Middle East, focusing on the Gulf States
Sure to be the standard references on their subject for students, professionals, and anyone interested in the design and construction of buildings, all three titles serve as informative, practical, and graphically beautiful resources. These new releases are now available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a list of retailers, visit http://www.wiley.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Building Construction Illustrated, 5th Edition
Francis D.K. Ching (Seattle, WA) is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the Univesity of Washington and a registered architect. He is the author or coauthor of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Building Codes Illustrated; Architecture: Form Space and Order, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture, A Global History of Architecture, Building Structures Illustrated and Design Drawing, all published by Wiley.
European Building Construction Illustrated
Francis DK Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington and a registered architect. He is the author or co-author of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Building Construction Illustrated; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; A Global History of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Design Drawing.
Mark Mulville is Academic Leader of the MSc Portfolio in the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at the University of Greenwich. An architectural technologist, he has worked in professional architectural practice in Ireland, the UK and Australia, where he regularly managed teams of architects and technologists ensuring the quality of the technical drawings packages and managing coordination and delivery on site. He is a Carbon Trust Accredited Design Consultant and has experience with both the LEED and BREEAM assessment methods .
Green Building Illustrated
Francis D.K. Ching, an architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, recently retired after over 35 years of teaching. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by John Wiley & Sons. His works have been translated into over 16 languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentations.
Ian Shapiro is the founder/owner/president of Taitem Engineering, a 30-person consulting firm which he started in 1989, based in Ithaca, NY. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, and Syracuse University. He holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and an M.S. from Columbia University, New York, both in mechanical engineering.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ILLUSTRATED, 5TH Edition
Publication Date: February 7, 2014
EUROPEAN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ILLUSTRATED
Publication Date: February 17, 2014
GREEN BUILDING ILLUSTRATED
Publication Date: March 24, 2014