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Wegelin presents an introduction to everyday building construction as practiced in southern Africa, from drawing practice, contours and stormwater, materials science and properties, energy conscious construction, masonry house construction, foundations, construction in reinforced concrete, steel and timber, roofs, joinery and external elements. Topics are introduced with a historical review and are lavishly illustrated with photos, maps and drawings. This book introduces the relationship between construction technology and design, essential knowledge for architects, building designers, builders and even building clients. It is prescribed at Universities and Universities of Technology throughout South Africa.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hans Wegelin received his Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Pretoria University in 1964. He joined F A and J T Kemp in Pretoria under the style of Kemp Kemp & Wegelin, subsequently Kemp Wegelin & Partners and finally KWP Architects and Landscape Architects. He lectured at Pretoria University from 1970 to 2005, being promoted to Associate Professor. He published more than thirty articles on construction in Architecture SA and SA Architect, a specifications guide for Architects, an illustrated list of builders' tools, and construction notes for students in Architecture.