UAD for Libraries and Institutions

Thank you for your interest in Understanding Architectural Details.

The ebooks can also be purchased in hard copy format for college, university and library use. The ebooks are not to be used by any institutions and are for personal use only.

The books have already been purchased by a number of universities, and are steadily growing in popularity. They are giving students the opportunity to benefit from the information within the books from their own university library.

There are currently no other books like Understanding Architectural Details. The 2d and 3d images contained in the book give clear examples of standard details, in various forms of construction. The way the details are presented allow students to gain a thorough understanding of the construction.

Let me take a moment to tell you a bit more about the content of each book.

Understanding Architectural Details – Residential focuses on residential and domestic construction methods, in particular masonry and timber frame. It also looks at functional requirements of the building in relation to building regulations.

Understanding Architectural Details – Basements
looks at basement construction – visiting the different types of basement construction and demonstrating the various methods to achieve a waterproof basement.

Understanding Architectural Details – Commercial  concentrates on steel frame and concrete frame construction. These methods are more widely used in commercial construction, and also feature insulated concrete formwork methods, along with portal and long span frames.

Should you wish to learn more about the books please click on the following links to read more:

Understanding Architectural Details – Residential

Understanding Architectural Details – Basements

Understanding Architectural Details – Commercial


The three books make an excellent addition to any architectural library.

In order to purchase a paperback version of the books head over to our shop:

Please note: shipping to UK only.

If you are looking to order the books from outside the UK, please email me directly.
We also offer a library subscription of the digital books. The university library will self host the the books in pdf format – for more information about this service please contact me directly.
Should you have any queries at all please don’t hesitate to contact me. [email protected]