A new edition of the best selling title in the prestigious Mitchell's Building Series. This book is the first of a two volume set which provides a complete and thorough treatment of the principles and techniques used in the design and construction of a building. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to bring it into line with recent changes in British Standards and developments in construction techniques while retaining the comprehensive approach for which it is renowned.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Preface Foreword 1. The Nature of Buildings and Building 2. The Production of Buildings 3. Structural Behaviour 4. Foundations 5. Walls and Piers 6. Framed Structures 7. Roof Structures 8. Floor Structures 9. Fireplaces, Flues and Chimneys 10. Stairs 11. Temporary Works Index
The late Jack Stroud Foster was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and was formerly Principal Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Westminster, where he was responsible for the co-ordination and development of Construction Studies.
Raymond Harrington was formerly Director of Architectural Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, University of Glasgow
Roger Greeno is a consultant, examiner and established author of many construction papers and publications.