Buildings

Buildings provide us with basic human needs for shelter, security, privacy, storage, and work while also acting as universal carriers of art, culture, history, economics, and equity. Looking at a diverse range of techniques and building types that include residential, commercial, civic, educational, medical, industrial, agricultural, and infrastructural uses, these fundamental elements and principles make up the majority of our built environment. The following guides have been created for you as a survey covering the various construction methods, systems, components, materials, logics, and standards that influence how buildings are constructed around the world. These resources will be constantly growing and expanding over time in an effort to further illustrate and document the many topics and issues related to buildings.

Building Components

Building Components is a subcategory which organizes key topics and dimensions needed for the design and understanding of a building. This category contains illustrations which depict building components and concepts rather than the building elements or features themselves. These components include overall information on key topics such as building roof shapes, ramps, stairs, structures, and corridors for all buildings. The following collections have been organized to better understand and browse buildings by components.

Brick Bonds
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Brick Bonds
Concrete Floor Systems
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Concrete Floor Systems
Corridors
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Corridors | Hallways
Door Bells
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Door Bells | Doorbells
Door Entry Sets
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Door Entry Sets | Front Door Hardware
Door Handles
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Door Handles
Door Handles - Flush
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Flush Door Handles
Door Handles - Pull
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Door Pull Handles
Door Hardware
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Door Hardware
Door Hinges
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Door Hinges
Door Knobs
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Door Knobs
Door Knockers
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Door Knockers
Door Latches
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Door Latches
Door Locks
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Door Locks
Door Operation
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Door Operation
Door Stoppers
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Door Stoppers | Doorstops
Doors - Interior
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Interior Doors
Elevators | Lifts
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Elevators | Lifts
Escalators
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Escalators
Plywood Veneers
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Plywood Veneers
Ramps
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Ramps
Rapid Transit Stations
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Rapid Transit Stations
Roof Shapes
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Roof Shapes
Stair Details
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Stair Details
Stair Types
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Stair Types
Stone Masonry
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Stone Masonry
Temporary Structures
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Temporary Structures
Tiles & Pavers
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Tiles & Pavers
Window Operation
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Window Operation
Bridges
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Bridges
Building Codes
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Building Codes
Building Foundations
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Building Foundations
Curbs
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Curbs
Parking Structures
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Parking Structures
Retaining Walls
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Retaining Walls
Structures
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Structures

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Door Handles
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Door Handles
Door Handles
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Door Handles
Door Stoppers
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Door Stoppers | Doorstops
Door Stoppers
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Door Stoppers | Doorstops
Escalators
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Escalators
Escalators
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Escalators
Doors - Interior
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Interior Doors
Doors - Interior
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Interior Doors
Door Hinges
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Door Hinges
Door Hinges
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Door Hinges
Door Bells
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Door Bells | Doorbells
Door Bells
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Door Bells | Doorbells
Door Locks
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Door Locks
Door Locks
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Door Locks
Door Knobs
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Door Knobs
Door Knobs
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Door Knobs
Door Latches
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Door Latches
Door Latches
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Door Latches
Ramps
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Ramps
Ramps
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Ramps
Door Knockers
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Door Knockers
Door Knockers
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Door Knockers
Door Handles - Pull
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Door Pull Handles
Door Entry Sets
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Door Entry Sets | Front Door Hardware
Door Entry Sets
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Door Entry Sets | Front Door Hardware
Stair Types
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Stair Types
Stair Types
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Stair Types
Brick Bonds
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Brick Bonds
Brick Bonds
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Brick Bonds
Door Handles - Flush
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Flush Door Handles
Plywood Veneers
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Plywood Veneers
Plywood Veneers
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Plywood Veneers
Rapid Transit Stations
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Rapid Transit Stations
Temporary Structures
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Temporary Structures
Concrete Floor Systems
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Concrete Floor Systems
Roof Shapes
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Roof Shapes
Roof Shapes
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Roof Shapes
Stone Masonry
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Stone Masonry
Stone Masonry
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Stone Masonry
Door Hardware
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Door Hardware
Door Hardware
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Door Hardware
Structures
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Structures
Structures
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Structures
Curbs
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Curbs
Curbs
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Curbs
Door Operation
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Door Operation
Door Operation
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Door Operation
Parking Structures
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Parking Structures
Building Codes
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Building Codes
Building Codes
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Building Codes
Corridors
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Corridors | Hallways
Corridors
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Corridors | Hallways
Stair Details
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Stair Details
Stair Details
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Stair Details
Bridges
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Bridges
Bridges
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Bridges
Tiles & Pavers
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Tiles & Pavers
Tiles & Pavers
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Tiles & Pavers
Elevators | Lifts
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Elevators | Lifts
Window Operation
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Window Operation
Window Operation
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Window Operation
Building Foundations
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Building Foundations
Retaining Walls
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Retaining Walls
Retaining Walls
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Retaining Walls

Building Elements

Building Elements is a subcategory which illustrates key building topics needed for the design and understanding of specific elements of a building. This category contains illustrations which depict unique and commonly used features that building designers employ. These components include general dimensions and information on features such as joint connections, stair details, concrete floor systems, and tiles. The following collections have been organized to better understand and browse buildings by elements.

Doors
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DoorsDoors
Windows
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WindowsWindows
Stairs
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Stairs | StairwaysStairs | Stairways
Joinery | Connections
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Joinery | ConnectionsJoinery | Connections

Building Uses

Building Uses is a subcategory which organizes the different elements and trades related to buildings by the differences inherent in their programmatic functions. Buildings have different uses to meet the various needs of people and society. Different building uses often require different design and construction considerations, such as the need for specialized equipment or the need to accommodate large numbers of people.

Residential Buildings
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Residential BuildingsResidential Buildings
Commercial Buildings
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Commercial BuildingsCommercial Buildings
Industrial Buildings
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Industrial BuildingsIndustrial Buildings
Public Buildings
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Public BuildingsPublic Buildings
Building Interiors
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Building InteriorsBuilding Interiors
Building Exteriors
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Building ExteriorsBuilding Exteriors