Modern Construction Handbook

Birkhäuser
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The Modern Construction Handbook has become a building construction classic and is used as a textbook in many courses. Its systematic approach with chapters on materials, walls, roofs, construction and environment offers clear and efficient orientation. Digital fabrication techniques are included as well (complementing traditional production processes) and presented in an instructional book for the first time. The third edition has been thoroughly updated and now provides: More information – more annotation of drawings, more text on the page. Updated ‘future’ chapter with more emerging construction techniques. Updated essays on construction in the introduction Chapter 1. Mote technical data in the ‘Materials’ Chapter. The content in this third edition has been completely reworked which makes it an even more valuable companion for students and young practitioners!
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About the author

Andrew Watts,Spezialist für Gebäudehüllen, gründete Newtecnicund unterreichtet in Cambridge und Univ. of Westminster.

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Publisher
Birkhäuser
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Published on
Jul 17, 2013
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Pages
504
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ISBN
9783990434550
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Architecture / General
Architecture / Landscape
Architecture / Methods & Materials
Architecture / Professional Practice
Technology & Engineering / Construction / General
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