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  • Architectural Drafting & Design
    Architectural Drafting & Design
  • Architectural Drafting and Design
    Architectural Drafting and Design
  • Architectural Drafting and Design
    Architectural Drafting and Design
  • Architectural Drafting and Design, 6th Edition
    Architectural Drafting and Design, 6th Edition


Written to meet the most recent editions of IRC and IBC, this exceptional, full-color fifth edition is designed for beginning, intermediate, and advanced architectural drafters and CAD operators alike. Architectural Drafting and Design, 5E features the basics of residential design through the various types of projects that a designer or architect would likely complete during the actual design process. Coverage begins with an introduction to architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to the site and structure. A hallmark of this best-seller is its step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans, with projects that can be completed using either CAD or manual drawing methods. Readers will come away with the knowledge needed to complete each of the drawings required by most municipalities to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence. Comprehensive coverage also explores the field of commercial drafting, as well as basic materials used for construction, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Architectural Drafting
Professional Architectural Careers, Office Practices, and Opportunities
Architectural Drafting Equipment
Drafting Media and Reproduction Methods
Sketching and Orthographic Projection
Architectural Lines and Lettering
Computer-Aided Design and Drafting in Architecture
Residential Design
Building Codes and Interior Design
Room Relationships and Sizes
Exterior Design Factors
Conservation and Environmental Design and Construction
Site Orientation
Site Plan
Legal Descriptions and Site Plan Requirements
Site Plan Layout
Floor Plan
Floor Plan Symbols
Floor Plan Dimensions and Notes
Floor Plan Layout
Supplemental Floor Plan Drawings
Electrical Plans
Plumbing Plans
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning
Roof Plans
Roof Plan Components
Roof Plan Layout
Introduction to Elevations
Elevation Layout and Drawing Techniques
Millwork and Cabinet Technology, Cabinet Elevation, and Layout
Framing Methods and Plans
Framing Methods
Structural Components
Design Criteria for Structural Loading
Sizing Joists and Rafters
Determining Beam Sizes
Drawing Framing Plans
Foundation Plans
Foundation Systems
Floor Systems and Foundation Support
Foundation Plan Layout
Wall Sections and Details
Sectioning Basics
Section Layout
Alternative Layout Techniques
Stair Construction and Layout
Fireplace Construction and Layout
Architectural Rendering
Presentation Drawings
Perspective Drawing Techniques
Rendering Methods for Perspective Drawings
General Construction Specifications
Construction Specifications
Construction Supervision Procedures
Commercial Drafting
Building Codes and Commercial Design
Common Commercial Construction Materials
Commercial Construction Projects
Structural Drafting
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
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