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Understanding Architectural Details

Welcome to Understanding Architectural Details – the ebook series from First In Architecture

Understanding Architectural Details

Understanding Architectural Details is the popular ebook series from First In Architecture. A new approach, and a new look to educational construction books, Understanding Architectural Details is a highly visual, high colour set of books that guide the reader through construction methods and detailing. The books have received excellent feedback, from students, lecturers and professionals. Scroll down to learn more.

Understanding Architectural Details – Book 1

A Visual Guide to Residential Construction Detailing

The ebook includes around 200 pages of explaination and details on the following areas:

  • Functional requirements
  • Masonry construction
  • Timber frame construction
  • Foundations
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Roofs
  • Notes on the building regulations

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 the construction detail.

There are over 75 2D detailing, with U-value information and clear labelling. There are over 75 3D details, which clearly demonstrate the construction of the detail and help you to really understand the build up.

Understanding Architectural Details – Book 2

Basement Construction

This book focuses purely on basement detailing, the different types of construction and waterproofing (Types, A, B & C), along with the elements of waterproofing.

This book includes:

  • Principles of basement design
  • Guide to Type A construction
  • Guide to Type B construction
  • Guide to Type C construction
  • Over 25 2D images
  • Over 15 3D images

Understanding Architectural Details – Book 3

A Visual Guide to Commercial Construction

This book is packed full of over 120 construction details in 2D and 100 construction details in 3D – all for concrete and steel construction. All of this in over 200 pages!

The areas covered are:

  • Foundations and floors
  • Frames
  • Walls and cladding
  • Roofs
  • Insulating concrete formwork