First European edition of the classic ‘Building Construction Illustrated’ guide

  • 30 Jan 2014

European Building Construction Illustrated  By Francis DK Ching & Mark Mulville, Published by Wiley, January 2014, £34.99 Paperback, ISBN: 9781119953173

For nearly four decades, the US publication Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new European edition provides an overview of the mainstream construction methods used in Europe.

Focusing on construction methods most commonly used in Europe, referring largely to UK Building Regulations, overlaid with British and European standards, it also features a chapter dedicated to construction in the Middle East, which focuses on the Gulf States.

In applying 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.

Referencing leading environmental assessment methods of BREEAM® and LEED®, while outlining the Passive House Standard, it also covers emerging construction methods driven by the sustainability agenda, such as structural insulated panels and insulating concrete formwork.

Complete with more than 1,000 illustrations that effectively communicate construction processes and materials, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems and finishes, providing readers with a clear and accessible visual guide to the basics of building construction.

European Building Construction Illustrated is available wherever books and e-books are sold priced £34.99.

Leave a Reply

Latest news


Selectaglaze acoustic performance receives the plaudits at renowned Victorian venue

For a theatre restoration project, Selectaglaze secondary glazing was installed to improve acoustic efficiency and sustainability to its arched casement windows.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Case Studies, Glass, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Windows


New Altro Wood adhesive-free gives a warm welcome at Gloucester care home

Altro Wood™ adhesive-free flooring is helping to create a homely, welcoming and safe environment for residents at The Lawns, a family-run care home in Gloucester.  

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Floors, Health & Safety, Interiors, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Wooden products

Newton Waterproofing

Newton waterproofs the London School of Economics

Newton Waterproofing has performed an extensive project at the London School of Economics – find out more about it in this piece.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Damp & Waterproofing, Floors, Membranes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls