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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Buildings don't just appear. While the aesthetics and theory of architecture
have their glamour, architecture would not exist without the hands-on,
nuts-and-bolts process of construction. Construction of Architecture gives
architects, contractors, managers, trade workers, and anyone else involved in a
building project a thorough overview of the process of taking or converting a
fine design concept from a paper exercise to a finished, full-sized, occupiable
and usable building.
In an easy-to-read, conversational style, Ralph Liebing distills the
often-complex procedures in the construction of architecture into clear,
understandable phases. Connecting each phase to the next, he takes you
step-by-step from project inception and documentation to code compliance to
bidding and the contract through finalization of the project and occupancy of
the completed building.
This book is enhanced with features such as: Drawings and photographs of the
building process. Samples of documents used in construction. A concise
narrative of the construction of a typical commercial building, from start to
finish. An Instructor Companion Site with an expanded glossary and additional
With this primer in hand, every aspiring building professional will have the
solid foundation in the concepts and skills needed to bring any building
project to fruition, from inception to occupancy.