Reading Architectural Working Drawings

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Edward J. Muller / Philip A. Grau  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
320
Pub.-date
September 2003
ISBN13
9780131114685
ISBN
0131114689
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Description

For courses in Architectural Drawing/Design, and Residential Design and Construction.

Unique in coverage, this text-workbook introduces concepts essential to a basic, introductory understanding of residential and light construction-drawing, mathematics, geometry, terminology, materials, systems-while providing hands-on experience in reading architectural working drawings. With updated information to reflect the most current changes in the industry, the Sixth Edition enables students to further improve their communication skills when dealing with the technical information found in construction documents.

Features

  • NEW - Reorganized format that lists associations and organizations separately.
    • Furnishes students with a more accessible text.

  • NEW - Updated section on architectural abbreviations to comply with the UDS and the National CAD Standard.
    • Provides students with current terminology being used in the field.

  • NEW - Expanded section on computer-aided drafting and design that reflects current practices.
    • Prepares students for working with contemporary computer systems, hardware and software, and the Internet in design and construction.

  • NEW - Specifications section updated with latest edition of MasterFormat.
    • Presents students with information that details the most recent practices and equipment being used today.

  • NEW - Revision of material graphic symbols that adhere to the Uniform Drawing System and the United States National CAD Standard.
    • Keeps students apprised of the latest visual changes in this area of the field.

  • A host of quizzes, exercises, and worksheets.
    • Offers students the opportunity to test their knowledge of the subject matter, while helping students familiarize themselves with the information commonly contained in a variety of residential construction drawings.

  • Real working drawings reduced to a manageable size, including a set of drawings of a popular style home by Design Traditions of Atlanta.
    • Allows students to work quickly through each set, yet gain experience in relating to actual full-size working drawings.

New to this Edition

  • Reorganized format that lists associations and organizations separately.
    • Furnishes students with a more accessible text.

  • Updated section on architectural abbreviations to comply with the UDS and the National CAD Standard.
    • Provides students with current terminology being used in the field.

  • Expanded section on computer-aided drafting and design that reflects current practices.
    • Prepares students for working with contemporary computer systems, hardware and software, and the Internet in design and construction.

  • Specifications section updated with latest edition of MasterFormat.
    • Presents students with information that details the most recent practices and equipment being used today.

  • Revision of material graphic symbols that adhere to the Uniform Drawing System and the United States National CAD Standard.
    • Keeps students apprised of the latest visual changes in this area of the field.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction.


2. Background Principles.


3. Residential Working Drawings.


4. Specifications.


5. Reading the Working Drawings of a Small Church.


Appendix.


Index.


Architectural Working Drawings.

Back Cover

Unique in coverage, this text-workbook introduces concepts essential to a basic introductory understanding of residential and light construction-drawing, mathematics, geometry, terminology, materials, systems-while providing hands-on experience in reading architectural working drawings.

New to this edition:
  • Reorganized to provide a more logical learning path.
  • Expanded abbreviations section.
  • Additional illustrations provide more examples for students.
  • Expanded section on computer-aided drafting and design.
  • Specifications section updated with latest edition of MasterFormat™.


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