Saturday , 25 March 2017

Understanding Architectural Details 3

Understanding Architectural Details 3

After the success of the first two Understanding Architectural Details ebooks, I knew it was time to dig deeper. Book 1 looked at domestic or residential construction details, while book 2 studied basement design. For this book I knew it was important to put together information and details relating to concrete and steel construction. This is an area that I have struggled to find information on in the past. There just doesn’t seem to be much information readily available. When you do find what you are looking for it is often difficult to digest. That is why I knew what a valuable resource this book would be for both architecture students and professionals.

 

What is included in the ebook?

The 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! There is a lot of information in this ebook.

The areas covered are:

  • Foundations and floors
  • Frames
  • Walls & Cladding
  • Roofs
  • Insulating concrete formwork

Concrete parapet detail Portal frame roof detail Steel frame window detail

 


Bundles

Order now and receive your digital download of the book in a matter of minutes.

We’ve also put together various bundles to suit every student or professional’s needs. Here’s a quick over view of each, and if you need any further information, get in touch!

Bundle one is perfect for those who are just after the ebook.

Bundle two is for those who are want the ebook, as well as the 2D details (printable in black and white, and colour), dwg files.

Bundle three is for those who are want the ebook, as well as the 2D details (printable in black and white, and colour), dwg files and all of the Sketchup models for the 3D details.

Full Package is for those looking for a complete package of both Understanding Architectural Details Book 1 and 2 and all the associated 2d and 3d files, along with the full Book 3 and associated 2d and 3d files.

UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS 3 BOOK  – BUNDLE 1

(Book in pdf format)

£34.99

  • GUIDE TO FOUNDATIONS
  • GUIDE TO FLOORS
  • GUIDE TO CONCRETE FRAME CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO STEEL FRAME CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO LONG SPAN AND PORTAL FRAMES
  • GUIDE TO WALLS AND CLADDING
  • GUIDE TO ROOF CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO INSULATING CONCRETE FORMWORK CONSTRUCTION
  • OVER 120 2D IMAGES
  • 100 3D IMAGES



 

UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS 3 BOOK – BUNDLE 2

(Book in pdf format)

£39.99 

  • GUIDE TO FOUNDATIONS
  • GUIDE TO FLOORS
  • GUIDE TO CONCRETE FRAME CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO STEEL FRAME CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO LONG SPAN AND PORTAL FRAMES
  • GUIDE TO WALLS AND CLADDING
  • GUIDE TO ROOF CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO INSULATING CONCRETE FORMWORK CONSTRUCTION
  • OVER 120 2D IMAGES
  • 100 3D IMAGES
  • PLUS – ALL THE DETAILS FEATURED IN THE BOOK (IN DWG FORMAT) FOR YOU TO EXPLORE BOTH IN COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE



UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS 3 BOOK – BUNDLE 3

(Book in pdf format)

£44.99 

  • GUIDE TO FOUNDATIONS
  • GUIDE TO FLOORS
  • GUIDE TO CONCRETE FRAME CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO STEEL FRAME CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO LONG SPAN AND PORTAL FRAMES
  • GUIDE TO WALLS AND CLADDING
  • GUIDE TO ROOF CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO INSULATING CONCRETE FORMWORK CONSTRUCTION
  • OVER 120 2D IMAGES
  • 100 3D IMAGES
  • PLUS – ALL THE DETAILS FEATURED IN THE BOOK (IN DWG FORMAT) FOR YOU TO EXPLORE BOTH IN COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE
  • PLUS – ALL THE SKETCH UP MODELS AS SEEN IN THE BOOK FOR YOU TO EXPLORE



The book Full package

UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS 1, 2 and 3 – THE FULL PACKAGE

(Book in pdf format)

£79.99 – Saving over £20!

FROM BOOK 1 (2nd Edition)

  • FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • GUIDE TO MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION
  • FOUNDATIONS
  • FLOORS
  • WALLS
  • WINDOWS
  • DOORS
  • ROOFS
  • OVER 75 2D IMAGES
  • OVER 75 3D IMAGES

FROM BOOK 2

  • 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

FROM BOOK 3

  • GUIDE TO FOUNDATIONS
  • GUIDE TO FLOORS
  • GUIDE TO CONCRETE FRAME CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO STEEL FRAME CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO LONG SPAN AND PORTAL FRAMES
  • GUIDE TO WALLS AND CLADDING
  • GUIDE TO ROOF CONSTRUCTION
  • GUIDE TO INSULATING CONCRETE FORMWORK CONSTRUCTION
  • OVER 120 2D IMAGES
  • 100 3D IMAGES

PLUS

  • ALL THE DETAILS FEATURED IN THE BOOKS (IN DWG FORMAT) FOR YOU TO EXPLORE BOTH IN COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE
  • ALL THE SKETCH UP MODELS AS SEEN IN THE BOOKS FOR YOU TO EXPLORE


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Not sure if this book will help you? Download a free sample now to get an idea of what details are included and what to expect from the book.

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It is a comprehensive gap filler. A solid architect’s tool. Understanding Architectural Details is the nuts and bolts to your design flair and creativity. And it will serve as your go-to reference for all of your previous construction woes. This book will give you the confidence you are looking for to not only design good solid details, but to understand the process required to do so. It serves as a great reference manual that you can call on time and again throughout your detail design process.

The book is currently only available as a digital PDF copy in general. However, if you are a university library or institution please follow this link to purchase the book as a hard copy.

For the bundles that include the digital downloads: The cad drawings are in Autocad 2010 and the Sketchup drawings are in version 2015.

If you have any queries at all please don’t hesitate to contact me and I would be only too happy to help.

If you are an institution or library and would like a hard copy of the books, please click here.

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27 comments

  1. are your books just digital or is there paper options as well?

  2. Can the details be changed by me?
    Is it compatable with SketchUp 8?
    thanks.
    Very impresive!
    Hanna

    • Hi Hanna, Thank you!
      Yes, you can change the details as much as you like, and explore the sketch up models and play around with them. They are there to help you learn. The sketch up models for Understanding Architectural Details 3 are in version 2015, and the cad drawings in AutoCAD 2010. All the best, Emma 🙂

  3. Your books are awesome. Do you do everything in sketch up and autocad or do you do some in revit also?

    • Hi Nicola,
      Thank you!! 🙂 For these books, yes, everything is auto cad and sketch up. I am not a Revit user, I prefer ArchiCAD.

  4. Hi,

    Are you planning on bringing these out as hard copies?

    I’m only asking because I want to purchase them all but will wait for a hard copy if you intend to go to print.

    Thanks,

    Eddie

    • Hi Eddie,
      Thank you for getting in touch. The books are available as a hard copy for libraries and institutions. Unfortunately due to high printing costs, they are expensive so I don’t expect many individuals to purchase them. By selling the books as digital versions, along with the digital files which I think are invaluable, it allows me to keep costs down for the customer. Feel free to check out the costs for the hard copies here: http://www.firstinarchitecture.co.uk/uad-for-libraries-and-institutions/
      So, in answer to your question – you can purchase a hard copy, but they are expensive!
      Thanks for your interest in the books – should you decide to purchase them I hope you find them helpful.
      All the best,
      Emma

  5. Hey, Once i purchase a package how long is it before i receive access to the document, DWG’S, Sketch up files etc. Also as these come as dwg and sketch up files i assume these can be altered/ tweaked by our self’s?

    • Hi Curtis,
      Upon purchase you will receive all the files pretty instantly, within 5 minutes. You get an email that contains the link to download the files. The drawings can be altered as you wish. Any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask. All the best, Emma

      • Thank you for your quick response. I am interested in steel frame construction details, sketch up and dwgs etc which bundle would this be. Also i i as to buy full package is this every detail file etc within all of the bundles?

        • Hi Curtis, you’re welcome.
          If you are looking to get the steel frame book, with the details in both 2D and 3D you will need to go for “Understanding Architectural Details – Book 3 Steel and Concrete construction” BUNDLE 3 £44.99.
          If you buy the full package £65.99, you would get all three books and ALL of the dwg and sketchup files for ALL three books. Hope this helps – any more questions just let me know. Obviously buying the full package is better value and you make more savings, however it is up to you whether you need the other two books. Kind regards, Emma

  6. Hi, is this to UK standards or U.S.A ?

  7. Brian Donnelly

    I purchased 1 & 2 today. When I purchase 3 can you email sketch up files for 1 & 2?

    • Hi there Brian, you purchased the full bundles of books 1 and 2, so you will already have received the sketchup files for these books in the download. If you are having problems with the purchase please don’t hesitate to email me directly at emma@firstinarchitecture.co.uk and I would be more than happy to help. Many thanks, Emma

  8. About to start 3rd year at university and I was wondering which one of these would give me the best overview if I only buy one?

    • Hi there Jasmine, If you are heading into your third year I am guessing you will be doing more commercial level stuff, and should already have a good grounding of domestic construction. Therefore I would suggest to you book three (concrete and steel construction). Personally, I would go for the full bundle 3, which includes the cad drawings and the 3d files, so that you can explore them yourself. Any more questions please just ask 🙂

  9. Hi Emma, am an Architect with Nigerian Practice……yours books are awesome and priceless to all Architects. I will love to purchase both of the formats you have. The soft and hard copies of all the books. How can I efficiently pay and received same in good time.

    • Hi there Sanab, thank you for your interest in the books. I’m afraid they do not ship the hard copies internationally. However, the ebook versions are available worldwide. As long as you have a paypal account, or credit or debit card you should be able to make payment. The download link is then emailed to you after purchase. Any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

  10. Can we use these details for Australian residential houses?

    • Hi Hameed, the books are based on UK standards and building techniques so I’m not really sure how useful they would be to you. I would imagine there are a lot of differences between our regulations. Sorry I can’t be of more assistance. Emma

  11. Hi Emma, the 3 books look really good. I’m in my final year of my degree in Architectural Technology and think these books would be a great help. How long does it take to get files after you purchase them. Also wondering are there any details of steel frames with stone facades?

    • Hi Pete, thanks for the interest in the books. Once you purchase the bundle you are looking for, you will receive an email with the download link within 5 minutes. (So be sure to check your spam/junk folder). We have details for both brick slip cladding and terracotta rain screen cladding to steel frame. Any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask. All the best, Emma

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