This new edition of Architectural Drawing and Light Construction, a classic in the field, has been updated to include new methods, materials, and media. This text serves as an excellent introduction to the fields of architectural drawing and construction. It covers drafting and drawing principles, light frame construction principles, and the building design documentation process. The text covers both manual drawing techniques and the use of computer-aided design and drafting software to create drawings.
The text presents the concepts with easy-to-follow text and numerous illustrations to highlight and provide examples of key concepts. Other features of this text include:
- Review questions and exercises that allow students to apply both the theory and the skills presented in the text.
- CADD boxes that highlight the use of design and drafting software to create drawings.
- Updates of examples, standards, and methods that reflect current industry standards and practices.
- Examples and drawings from the field to reinforce the application of the concepts to real-world situations.
The seventh edition ofArchitectural Drawing and Light Constructionupdates material from the previous editions with no major changes to the basic organization. Chapters have been updated to include information from the latest building codes and material suppliers. I have also included information on the safe use of drafting and other equipment in the lab.The text retains its basic approach to teaching drafting based on concepts taught for years in manual drafting courses, even though the use of CAD is now widespread in all drafting fields. In an attempt to provide more consistency, I have standardized fonts in graphics wherever possible and updated many graphics as CAD files where appropriate. My goal has been to combine the best of the existing manually drafted graphics with new computer-generated graphics.Instructors are strongly encouraged to use the Instructor's Manual developed in conjunction with this text. This manual has been updated to address areas of student safety in the lab and student behavior as it relates to safety and cooperation. I have included examples of some of the strategies I use in my program to deal with these issues. The manual retains solutions for all the exercises in the text along with a discussion of how the text can be used in a two-year associate degree program of study. Outlines of course syllabi are included to show how lab lectures and assignments correlate with textbook chapters. In addition, there are a number of items instructors may find useful as student handouts or as masters for overhead transparencies.