Books Read: Built

Book Info


A survey of different building and engineering techniques. Multiple concepts are explained in simple terms, interspersed with anecdotes and pictures.


It is fun to read a book written by someone passionate about the subject. The energy of the author comes out on the page in a way that makes the book a pleasure to read. I certainly won’t look at buildings the same again. I enjoyed the hand drawn diagrams that would explain the concepts and they were seamlessly woven into the narrative.

Final Word

I’m giving this a 35 stars on Goodreads. I had fun reading this book but unless people are already interested in engineering and buildings I’m not sure they would enjoy the book.