Understanding Construction Drawings

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/7/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Updated to the 2009 International Building and Residential Codes, the fifth edition of UNDERSTANDING CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS continues to highlight a range of real construction projects - from residential dwellings to commercial structures. This enhanced edition combines information and a hands-on approach to learning. The text provides thorough coverage that builds the foundation for a broad understanding of the entire construction process. The book begins with a simple duplex home that focuses readers on the fundamentals of views, lines, basic dimensioning, and symbols. Next, coverage of a multi-level single family home goes into more depth in orienting and cross-referencing drawings. The third section explores multifamily construction and is accompanied by more complex drawings for practice and more advanced interpretations. The final portion of the book introduces students to elements of commercial construction, including structural steel, masonry, and reinforced concrete. An extensive set of drawings packaged with the book illustrates each building so that students can apply important skills and gain a "real-world" understanding of construction drawings in an engaging way.

Table of Contents

Drawings--The Language Of Construction
The Design-Construction Sequence and the Design Professions
Alphabet of Lines
Use of Symbols
Plan Views
Sections and Details
Part I Test
Reading Drawings For Trade Information
Clearing and Rough Grading the Site
Locating the Building
Site Utilities
Foundation Walls
Drainage, Insulation, and Concrete Slabs
Framing Systems
Columns, Piers, and Girders
Floor Framing
Laying Out Walls and Partitions
Framing Openings in Walls
Roof Construction Terms
Roof Trusses
Common Rafters
Hip and Valley Framing
Windows and Doors
Exterior Wall Coverings
Finishing Site Work
Insulation and Room Finishing
Part II Test
Multifamily Construction
Orienting the Drawings
Party Walls
Part III Test
Commercial Construction
Commercial Construction
Coordination of Drawings
Structural Drawings
Mechanical Drawings
Electrical Drawings
TeSt. School Addition Master Keynotes
Math Reviews
Material Symbols in Sections
Plumbing Symbols
Electrical Symbols
Drawing Packet
Duplex Drawings
Lake House Drawings
Town House Drawings
School Addition Drawings
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