Mitchell's Advanced Building Construction: The Structure - J. Stroud FosterB. T. Batsford, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper just about good with wear to the edges and a large, closed, triangular pull and tear to the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
17th (revised) edition, 3rd printing, [First Published: 1893] Illustrated by way of: Charts; Diagrams; Tables;
From the cover: “This is the second volume of the new Mitchell’s Advanced Building Construct/on which is now published in’ two parts (the companion volume concentrates on Components, Services and Finishes. )
In its new form the book provides the only thoroughly informative guide not only for the architect and builder, but for all who have to do with buildings and their constructional techniques. No other work gives so complete a picture of the whole field as does the new Mitchell.
This volume is a completely new work and in no sense a simple revision of the previous edition. The information given on how things are done is balanced throughout by emphasis on the reasons why things are done, particularly from the economic point of view.
Beginning with a short chapter on Contract Planning and Site Organization followed by a section on Contractors’ Mechanical Plant, the various structural elements of a building are discussed in turn under the headings of Foundations, Walls and Piers, Multi-storey Structures, Floor Structures, Flues and Chimney Shafts, Stairs, Ramps and Ladders, Roof Structures, Fire Protection and Temporary Works.”