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Illustrated Building Pocket Book : 2nd Edition - Roxanna McDonald

Illustrated Building Pocket Book

2nd Edition

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Building and architecture has developed a language of its own, with terms and jargon that can confuse an expert let alone an outsider. Misunderstandings over what a word means can be irritating but unimportant, but could in the worst cases be costly or even dangerous.
Traditional building dictionaries rely on the reader to already know what the correct word is, and that's not always the case. Roxanna McDonald's technique is radically different, and makes full use of the power of visual communication to convey information. Each stage of the building and design process is illustrated, and each hand-drawn illustration is carefully labelled with the relevant technical terms, to ensure that each term is used correctly and consistently by everyone working on a project.
The 'Illustrated Building Pocket Book' is a radical approach to the age-old problem of the ambiguous use of technical language in building and architecture. By using drawings - which leave little room for ambiguity - clarity, safety and certainty can be achieved.
* Detailed hand-drawn images explain what terms mean and show how to use them
* Logical progression though the building process
* Avoid costly and dangerous misunderstandings about what is meant by building jargon

Forewordp. xii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
About the authorp. xix
General Architecture
Design
Module proportionsp. 3
Dimensional coordinationp. 4
Drawing representationp. 5
Volumes and shapesp. 6
Drawing techniques
Drawing practice - dimensions, grid linesp. 7
Drawing practice - scale and representationp. 8
Drawing equipmentp. 9
Drawing instrumentsp. 10
Computer drawingp. 11
Building types
Classical templep. 16
The Classical ordersp. 17
Classical ornament and enrichmentp. 18
Mediaeval ornamentp. 19
Mediaeval castlep. 20
Styles comparedp. 21
Timber framed buildingsp. 22
Typical parish churchp. 23
Gothic cathedralp. 24
Traditional housep. 25
Mass-produced housep. 26
Residential buildingsp. 27
Rural buildingsp. 31
Traditional farm buildingsp. 32
Elements
Entrancesp. 33
Outside/insidep. 36
Traditional windowsp. 37
Controls
Legal aspects
English land lawp. 41
Sunlight and daylightp. 42
Administration
Planning controlp. 43
Planning approvalsp. 44
Construction controlp. 45
Building control in Londonp. 46
Construction Process
Financial aspects
Developmentp. 49
Development funding methodsp. 50
Estimating and cost controlp. 51
Project execution
Project designp. 52
Project constructionp. 53
Building contractsp. 54
The Building Site
General
Setting outp. 57
Accurate surveyp. 58
Survey equipmentp. 59
Non-destructive survey: method 1p. 60
Non-destructive survey: method 2p. 61
Plant and equipment - cranesp. 62
Plant and equipment - excavationp. 63
Scaffolding - patentp. 64
Scaffolding - Independentp. 65
Concrete plantp. 66
Power toolsp. 67
Solderingp. 68
Toolsp. 69
The Building Fabric
Foundations
Strip foundationsp. 73
Stepped foundationsp. 74
Continuous column foundationsp. 75
Piled foundationsp. 76
Retaining wallsp. 77
Steel column foundationsp. 78
Shoring and underpinningp. 79
Superstructure - external walls
Brick wall constructionp. 80
Brickworkp. 81
Bonding of brickworkp. 82
Brick arcadep. 83
Brick typesp. 84
Effects of dampp. 85
Stonep. 86
Stone facadep. 87
Stone wallingp. 88
Ashlarp. 89
Claddingp. 90
Curtain wall claddingp. 91
GRC claddingp. 92
Superstructure - internal walls
Partitionsp. 93
Interiorp. 96
Superstructure - roofs
Construction
Pitched roof constructionp. 97
Types of pitched roofsp. 98
Traditional timber roof typesp. 99
Trussesp. 100
Bolt and connector trussesp. 102
Lean-to half trussp. 103
Truss rafter assemblyp. 104
Carpentry jointsp. 106
Cross timber jointsp. 107
Traditional scarf jointsp. 108
Timber mouldingsp. 110
Flat roofsp. 111
Roof coverings
Roof covering typesp. 112
Slatep. 113
Plain tilingp. 114
Pantilingp. 115
Thatchp. 116
Traditional timber shinglesp. 117
Roof openings and weatherproofing
Roof openingsp. 118
Dormer windowsp. 119
Skylightsp. 120
Chimneysp. 121
Weatherproofing - lead sheetp. 122
Weatherproofing - flashings and apronsp. 123
Lightning conductorp. 124
Rainwater pipesp. 125
Superstructure - stairs
Types of staircasesp. 126
Traditional timber staircasesp. 127
Special stairs and escalatorsp. 128
Liftsp. 129
Superstructure - chimneys
Fireplacesp. 130
Fireplace accessoriesp. 131
Superstructure - floors
Timber floor constructionp. 132
Timber floors - trimmed openingp. 133
Trimming to timber floorsp. 134
Panel and angle jointsp. 135
Concrete floorsp. 136
Reinforced concrete floorsp. 137
Ceilings-timber joistsp. 138
Suspended ceilingsp. 139
Space for servicesp. 140
Raised floorsp. 141
Superstructure - openings in walls
Doorsp. 142
Traditional windows - sashp. 146
Traditional windows - casementp. 147
Ironmongery - knobs and latchesp. 148
Ironmongery - bolts and handlesp. 149
Ironmongery - locksp. 150
Ironmongery - hingesp. 151
Superstructure - fixings
Metal fixings - tiesp. 152
Metal fixings - joist hangersp. 153
Metal components - expanded steel meshp. 154
Metal components - lintelsp. 155
Nails and screwsp. 156
Bolts and plugsp. 157
Finishes
Plasterwork toolsp. 158
Wattle and daubp. 159
Stuccop. 160
Decorative plasterworkp. 161
Interior walls - dry liningp. 162
Timber finishesp. 163
Panellingp. 164
Carpetsp. 165
Glazing
Stained glassp. 166
Flat glassp. 167
Glazing systemsp. 168
Services - drainage and plumbing
Drainagep. 169
Underground drainagep. 170
Plumbing, water supply and waste systemsp. 171
Sanitary pipeworkp. 172
Lavatory pans and cisternsp. 173
Plumbing connectionsp. 174
Water heatingp. 175
Services - electrical
Electricity - supply and wiringp. 176
Electricity - accessoriesp. 177
Electricity - track wiringp. 178
Outdoor lightingp. 179
Electrical fittingp. 180
Electricity - lightbulbsp. 181
Services - heating
Heating systemsp. 182
Central heating - hot waterp. 183
Radiatorsp. 184
Air conditioningp. 185
External works/landscaping
Earthworks - kerbsp. 186
Irrigation and screeningp. 187
Fencingp. 188
Treesp. 189
Grading, turf layingp. 190
Plant care, outbuildingsp. 191
The Environmental Conditions
Global warming and the Greenhouse effect
Global warming and the Greenhouse effectp. 195
Sustainable 'Green' buildings
Sustainable 'Green' buildingsp. 196
Bioclimatic designp. 197
Materials efficiency - waste managementp. 198
Energy efficient design: alternative sources of energyp. 199
Building at risk: natural disasters
Earthquakep. 201
Extreme weather: hurricanes, lightningp. 204
Mass movement: subsistence, landslidesp. 207
Floodsp. 212
Volcanoesp. 213
Referencesp. 215
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780750680158
ISBN-10: 0750680156
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 19th October 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 12.3  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.303
Edition Number: 2