Understanding Architectural Details - Commercial (Paperback)

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Understanding Architectural Details - Commercial (Paperback)


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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


  • 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

Walls & Cladding

  • concrete cladding panels
  • standing seam
  • insulated brick slips
  • composite metal panels
  • insulated render
  • masonry rainscreen
  • timber rainscreen
  • stone rainscreen

PLUS new to this second edition:

  • Functional Requirements
  • Detailing Principles
  • Materials
  • Even more details than before

How the 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

Product Details ISBN: 9781916334366
ISBN-10: 1916334369
Publisher: First in Architecture
Publication Date: September 1st, 2018
Pages: 350
Language: English