First published in 1938, as the fourth edition of a 1916 original, this book forms part one of a three-volume series on the area of architectural building construction. The text presents an elementary course of instruction regarding the process of construction, encouraging the student to treat each element of structure as a unit in a complete scheme. Potential problems are also raised, including those arising from choice and suitability of site, selection of materials, building bylaws, and harmony in the detail and conception of structure. Numerous illustrative figures are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of architecture and the building process.
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- Date Published: December 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107635968
- length: 318 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.41kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Preface to volume 1
Introduction for the student
Description of buildings selected for study
1. Brickwork. Terms employed - bonds
2. Brickwork. Foundations and footings
3. Brickwork. General bonding in external and internal walls
4. Brickwork. Arches and lintols
5. Brickwork. Fireplace and chimney construction
7. Carpentry. Introduction and temporary carpentry
8. Carpentry. Permanent carpentry. Lintols and floors
9. Carpentry. Permanent carpentry. Roofing
10. Carpentry. Permanent carpentry. Ceilings and partitions
11. Joinery. Doors, frames and finishings
12. Joinery. Windows and finishings
13. Joinery. Stairs
14. Joinery. Miscellaneous details
15. Steel sections. Standard forms
16. Roof coverings and finishings. Slating and roof plumbing
17. Roof coverings and finishings. Lead flat, eaves gutters and down pipes
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