Understanding Architectural Details – Commercial 2nd Edition

Understanding Architectural Details – Commercial (2nd Edition)

 

The ebook that will help you significantly improve your knowledge of commercial construction detailing.

After the success of the first two Understanding Architectural Details ebooks, I knew it was time to dig deeper. The first book looked at residential construction details, while the second book studied basement design. For Understanding Architectural Details – Commercial 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 on commercial and industrial construction. 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.

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

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What is included in the ebook?

The book is packed full of over 150 construction details in 2D, and 150 construction details in 3D – all for commercial construction. All of this in over 250 pages! There is a lot of information in this ebook.

Foundations and floors

  • strip foundations
  • pad foundations
  • pile foundations
  • raft foundations
  • ground bearing floors
  • suspended floors

Basements

  • Type A basement structures
  • Type B basement structures
  • Type C basement structures

Frames

  • concrete frame structures
  • steel frame structures
  • long span frames including portal frames

Walls & Cladding

Including:

  • concrete cladding panels
  • standing seam
  • insulated brick slips
  • composite metal panels
  • insulated render
  • masonry rainscreen
  • timber rainscreen
  • stone rainscreen.

Roofs

Including:

  • concrete deck flat roof
  • green roof
  • steel deck pitched roof
  • steel deck flat roof
PLUS new to this second edition:
  • Functional Requirements
  • Detailing Principles
  • Materials
  • Even more details than before!

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

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 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.

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 (pdf format).

Bundle two is for those who are want the ebook, as well as the 2D details, dwg files.

Bundle three is for those who are want the ebook, as well as the 2D details, dwg files and all of the Sketchup models for the 3D details.

Full Package is for those looking for a complete package of all Understanding Architectural Details Books – Residential, Basements and Commercial and all the associated 2d and 3d files.

UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

Commercial

Bundle 1

(Book in pdf format)

£34.99

  • Functional requirements
  • Detailing principles
  • Materials
  • Guide to foundations and floors
  • Guide to basements
  • Concrete frame construction
  • Steel frame construction
  • Guide to portal frame buildings
  • Guide to walls and cladding systems
  • Guide to roofs
  • Over 150 2d images
  • Over 150 3d images

UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

Commercial

Bundle 2

(Book in pdf format)

£39.99

  • Functional requirements
  • Detailing principles
  • Materials
  • Guide to foundations and floors
  • Guide to basements
  • Concrete frame construction
  • Steel frame construction
  • Guide to portal frame buildings
  • Guide to walls and cladding systems
  • Guide to roofs
  • Over 150 2d images
  • Over 150 3d images

PLUS – ALL THE DETAILS FEATURED IN THE BOOK (IN DWG FORMAT) FOR YOU TO EXPLORE

UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

Commercial

Bundle 3

(Book in pdf format)

£44.99

  • Functional requirements
  • Detailing principles
  • Materials
  • Guide to foundations and floors
  • Guide to basements
  • Concrete frame construction
  • Steel frame construction
  • Guide to portal frame buildings
  • Guide to walls and cladding systems
  • Guide to roofs
  • Over 150 2d images
  • Over 150 3d images

PLUS – ALL THE DETAILS FEATURED IN THE BOOK (IN DWG FORMAT) FOR YOU TO EXPLORE

PLUS – ALL THE SKETCH UP MODELS (.skp) AS SEEN IN THE BOOK FOR YOU TO EXPLORE

UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

The Full Package

(Books in pdf format)

£89.96 (saving £35)

FROM UAD RESIDENTIAL (3rd Edition)

  • Functional requirements
  • Detailing Principles
  • Materials
  • Guide to masonry construction
  • Guide to timber frame construction
  • Steel Frame construction
  • SIPs construction
  • Green Roof
  • Insulating Concrete Formwork
  • Over 150 2d details
  • Over 150 3d details
  • Building Regulations notes

FROM UAD BASEMENTS

  • 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 UAD COMMERCIAL (2nd Edition)

  • Functional requirements
  • Detailing principles
  • Materials
  • Guide to foundations and floors
  • Guide to basements
  • Concrete frame construction
  • Steel frame construction
  • Guide to portal frame buildings
  • Guide to walls and cladding systems
  • Guide to roofs
  • Over 150 2d images
  • Over 150 3d images

PLUS

ALL THE DETAILS FEATURED IN THE BOOKS (IN DWG FORMAT) FOR YOU TO EXPLORE

ALL THE SKETCH UP MODELS AS SEEN IN THE BOOKS FOR YOU TO EXPLORE

 

EXTRA BONUS

When you buy the Full Package you also get a bonus book of over 70 additional wall and cladding details that didn’t fit into the commercial book worth £19.99!

That’s over 70 extra 2d details, over 70 extra 3d details of wall details, as a pdf, dwg and skp download, absolutely free!

The Full Book Bundle

Some readers have asked me if it is possible to purchase the full package (all the Understanding Architectural Details books) along with Residential Construction Details (the US version) – well yes, you can!

You can get all four books (plus the bonus wall detail book), with all the associated digital files!

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.

What our customers are saying…

I don’t think I have ever seen such a comprehensive resource and clear cut explanation for architectural details!
I wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing your future work, the 3d models are top notch and critical in spatially understanding the construction methods.
– Alex
I have to say it is a really great resource and reference guide, and is very well put together. The sections at the front of the book (Functional Requirements) is particularly useful, and has joined the small collection of architectural and construction guides/handbooks that I refer to when I need my memory jogged or details/specifications clarified.
All of the drawings and details are well put together, clear and concise. Again a great reference.
– Matt
Understanding Architectural Details, Emma Walshaw’s series of books and downloads are a valuable resource for students and professionals alike. She has really filled a hole in the market, particularly with the CAD and 3D downloads which offer standard construction build-ups that can be clearly understood.
– Michael

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:

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!

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.
Please be sure to keep an eye on your spam or junk folder.

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 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.

Can I buy the book for a university library?

Yes! The books are available to colleges, universities or institutions but as hard copies only. You can find out more here.
The series is also available as an online subscription so students can gain access to the books 24/7. To discuss in more detail, please email me directly. emma@firstinarchitecture.co.uk

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 2015.

What happens if I lose the pdf after purchase?

After you have downloaded your purchase, it is your responsibility to carry out any backups to ensure that your book is safe. If you lose the pdf, buy a new computer, or your computer crashes, we are not always able to replace your copy.

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
Have I missed something, or do you have a question? Please, drop me an email and I would be happy to help: emma@firstinarchitecture.co.uk

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