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DRAFTING AND DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION, 9th edition is written in a logical structure that presents architectural drafting and design concepts in the order usually practiced by professional architects. An emphasis on environmental safety, protective measures, expanded coverage of construction design and drawings and chapter objectives to alert the reader to important concepts allow readers to hone the necessary skills to create a complete set of drawing plans. The abundant appendices provide important reference material, career information, mathematical calculations, standard abbreviations and synonyms. Exciting new material on design principles and procedures along with new entries on smart homes, smart growth, recreational facilities, building information modeling, site planning, ecology, energy conservation, efficiency and sustainability has been added. This text also covers CAD in an introductory chapter along with a series of inserts throughout to provide examples of how CAD is used to perform specific architectural drafting functions