Print Reading for Architecture & Construction

Second Edition
Author: David A Madsen, B.S., M.Ed.; Alan Jefferis
ISBN #: 1401851673
©2005   Publish Date: 11/11/2004
Binding: PB
Pages: 576
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $119.95


Attain the knowledge and skills required to read complete sets of working drawings for residential and light commercial construction. This easy-to-use manual explores all facets of print reading, with examples and illustrations taken from actual architectural prints that provide readers with the information they need to create "real world" working drawings. Computer-aided design and drafting is underscored through the use of CADD-generated print reading examples, illustrations, and exercises that comply with the highest industry standards. Quality and standardization in all architectural and construction print examples is emphasized.

Product Benefits:

  • the Second Edition includes carefully updated content and new and improved CADD examples and illustrations
  • "real world" information is based on relevant CADD technology and reflects a modern approach to print reading for residential and light commercial construction
  • coverage introduces national Code regulations and requirements and compares them throughout
  • abundant examples, prints, illustrations, test questions for each chapter, and new print reading problems are based on actual architectural prints

Table of Contents:

Introduction to Architectural and Construction Technology Print Reading
Reading Site Plans
Reading Floor Plans: Floor Plan Symbols
Reading Floor Plans: Floor Plan Dimensions
Reading Floor Plans: Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC
Reading Elevations
Reading Cabinet Elevations
Framing Methods, Components and Framing Plans
Reading Roof Plans
Reading Foundations and Floor Systems
Reading Sections and Details
Reading Stair Drawings
Reading Fireplace Drawings
General Construction Specifications
Common Commercial Construction Materials
Reading Civil Drawings
Reading Architectural Drawings
Reading Structural Drawings
Reading Commercial Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing Plans
Reading Interior Elevations and Details
Commercial Construction Specifications
Commercial Supervision Procedures
Appendix A
Appendix B

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