Reading Architectural Plans: For Residential and Commercial Construction, 4th Edition

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9780136320012: Reading Architectural Plans: For Residential and Commercial Construction, 4th Edition
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Informative, yet concise, this reputable text helps students become adept at reading both residential and commercial construction architectural plans. It offers thorough coverage on everything from projections to modular coordination, light framing to window details, and timber construction to trusses, and provides actual photographs of the buildings under construction. Individually shrink-wrapped exercises provide a neat and readily accessible means of applying material in the text.

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Presents a general introduction to architectural plan reading followed by more specific sections on residential and commercial plan reading. Individually shrinkwrapped exercises provide applications of the material provided in this text.

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Construction Providing actual photographs of the buildings under construction for each architectural plan rendered, this informative yet concise book helps future and/or professional architects become adept at reading both residential and commercial construction architectural plans. It offers thorough coverage on everything from projections to modular coordination, light framing to window details, and timber construction to trusses, and comes with individually shrink-wrapped exercises for a ease-of-use and accessibility. Offers an interesting and easy-to-read study, with short, self-contained chapters and beautiful illustrations that are all carefully drawn in an attractive architectural style to provide maximum clarity and accuracy. Provides complete plans for three types of residences: a two-story traditional English garrison, a contemporary split-level, and a contemporary atrium home. Describes and illustrates a five-story commercial building of bolted and welded steel construction together with photos of it being erected, and presents complete fold-out plans for the building in an appendix. Fourth Edition highlights include: a chapter containing valuable information concerning the requirements for career success; an additional 100 computer terms to the glossary of 600 architectural terms; plus new and/or updated material on construction safety, accessibility, anchor strapping, handrails and guardrails, fiber glass shingles, and more.

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