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Shortcuts provides an eclectic mix of at-a-glance guides to the minefield of regulations, new materials, and technologies that confront building designers today. Comprising hand-drawn sketches, technical drawings,and punchy articles. Each Shortcut is a quick, reliable, and incisive clarification of the welter of diverse technical guidance.
This title provides shortcuts to the key information on the structure and fabric of buildings. It distils all the technical guidance you need on a particular topic - be it basement construction, flat roofing, or sustainable urban drainage solutions. It is an invaluable information source for a wide range of construction professionals - from architects and builders to non-specialist DIY enthusiasts. It summarizes all the relevant technical detail, guidelines, and regulations. It features technical sketches, cartoons, authoritative information, as well as off-beat humor. "Shortcuts: Book 1" focuses on issues to do with the structure and fabric of buildings. Grouped into four main subject areas (Structure; Fabric and Finishes; Fixtures and Fittings; and Drainage) the Shortcuts range from rain screen cladding to fire protection, from lofts to lifts, and from LEDs to SUDS.