Wednesday , 26 April 2017

Understanding Architectural Details – Second Edition

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Welcome!

Understanding Architectural Details – Book 1 is an ebook that will help you significantly improve your knowledge of residential construction detailing.

Hi, I’m Emma. During my early years in Architecture, I spent many hours searching for details, desperate to understand the real nitty gritty details of construction. As you know, good reliable details are hard to find. They are out there – but there just isn’t time to trawl through books, guides and manufacturers websites in search of what you are looking for.

So, a couple of years ago, I created a solution. I put together a manual, packed full of details in both 2d and 3d, that served as a reference guide for all the standard details you are looking for – in one place! The book was a huge success and there are now three in the series.

This first book has now been completely updated, with more details in both 2d and 3d – but also we look at building regulations, functional requirements of buildings – all put together to help you gain a more rounded understanding of construction detailing.

Get your hands on over 75 CAD details and over 75  SketchUp details!

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Lets look at the details

Its not just an ebook – its a complete resource – you can download all the dwg and skp details!

The ebook includes around 200 pages of explanation 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 design.

Even better than this, you can download all of the details in dwg and skp – and this is where the book really comes into its own. You can explore and rotate around each detail in 3d. You can pull it apart to really see what is going on in the construction. The ebook brings 2d details to life, and allows the reader to compare the 2d with the 3d to get a full understanding.

There are over 75 2D details, 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.

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Its not just an ebook – its a complete resource – you can download all the dwg and skp details!

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Ready to get to grips with construction detailing?

Let’s go… 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 book. Bundle two is for those who are want the book, as well as the 2D details (printable in black and white, and colour), dwg files. Bundle three is for those who are want the book, 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.

Complete Package is for those looking for a complete package of both Understanding Architectural Details Book 1 and all the associated 2d and 3d files, along with the full Books 2 and 3 with associated 2d and 3d files. Book 2 looks at basement design and construction. Book 3 looks at commercial construction, focusing on steel and concrete.

Buy now!

Select the bundle below that you would like to purchase. The full package of all three books is the best value.

Understanding Architectural Details – Bundle 1

[PDF Book of the 2nd Edition of Book 1 Residential Construction]

Functional requirements
Guide to masonry construction
Guide to timber frame construction
Over 75 2d details
Over 75 3d details
Building Regulations notes
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Understanding Architectural Details – Bundle 2

[PDF Book of the 2nd Edition of Book 1 & 2d CAD details in dwg format]

Functional requirements
Guide to masonry construction
Guide to timber frame construction
Over 75 2d details
Over 75 3d details

Building Regulations notes

PLUS
All the details featured in the book as dwg cad files for you to explore
Understanding architectural details bundle 2

Understanding Architectural Details – Bundle 3

[PDF Book of the 2nd Edition of Book 1 & 2d CAD details in dwg format & 3d SketchUp details]

Functional requirements
Guide to masonry construction
Guide to timber frame construction
Over 75 2d details
Over 75 3d details

Building Regulations notes

PLUS
All the details featured in the book as dwg cad files for you to explore
All the details featured in the book as SketchUp files for you to explore
Understanding architectural details bundle 3

Understanding Architectural Details – The Full Package

[PDF Book of all three books & 2d CAD details in dwg format & 3d SketchUp details]

Understanding Architectural Details Books 1, 2 and 3

From Book 1

Functional requirements

Guide to masonry construction
Guide to timber frame construction
Over 75 2d details
Over 75 3d details
Building Regulations notes
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 imagesFrom 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

Over 100 3D imagesPLUS

ALL the cad details featured in the books in dwg format for you to explore

ALL the SketchUp models as seen in the books for you to explore

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Looking to buy all FOUR books?! Click on the button below to buy the full Understanding Architectural Details series, along with the Residential Construction Details US Edition.

If you have any questions about the book, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at emma@firstinarchitecture.co.uk and I would be happy to help.

The book is also available for sale as a hard copy, specifically for university libraries and institutions. If you are interested in purchasing a hard copy of the book please follow the link below:

Understanding Architectural Details – Hard Copy

If you are looking for a U.S edition of this book, look no further! You need to check out Residential Construction Details – US Edition!

Please read full terms of use by clicking here

“One of the most difficult aspects of teaching, and learning about, construction technology is how to convey the reality of construction details when it is often difficult to see them in practice.  This marvellous book of details provides an invaluable aid to help teachers to explain complex 3-D details, and students to understand them.  The clarity of the 3-D details is outstanding, and the coverage is comprehensive.  This book fills a gap in the teaching of architectural detailing in residential construction and will be of immense benefit to teachers and students alike.”

John Bradley

Senior Lecturer

School of Built Environment and Engineering

Leeds Beckett University

FAQs

Have a question? Check some of the frequently asked questions below to see if they help.

How will I receive the book?

Upon payment you will be sent an email which contains a download link for the book. You can then download the book (and associated files if you have purchased bundle 2 or 3) onto your computer.

Can I pay by card?

You can pay by both PayPal and card. Start the check out procedure, if you wish to pay by card, fill out your details and click proceed to shipping, you will be asked for your payment details after this.

What version of CAD and Sketchup are the files?

The CAD files are saved in AutoCAD 2010, and the Sketchup files are saved in SKP 2013.

What is the format of the book?

The book is in pdf format. You can view it easily on your computer, or on a tablet if you have an appropriate pdf viewer.

Can I get a hard copy?

Yes there are hard copies available, but they are quite expensive due to one off printing costs. If you are interested follow this link: Understanding Architectural Details hard copy
Can I buy the book for a college library?
At the present time, the book is available to colleges, universities or institutions. You can find out more here. However, I am currently working on making the ebook available to university libraries, if you would like to know more about this, please email me directly. emma@firstinarchitecture.co.uk
Have another question?
Just email me 😃 emma@firstinarchitecture.co.uk

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2 comments

  1. Hi,

    I’m a teacher in Dublin. Your books seem very interesting. I was just wondering if I could get any samples for more detail.

    Thanks

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