Construction Graphics : A Practical Guide to Interpreting Working Drawings

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-29
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The Second Edition of this highly visual text brings together sketching, plan reading, and working drawing as they are used in the construction process. Hundreds of details from actual and idealized working drawings, with explanatory photographs and drawings, show how construction graphics "translate" into construction methods and practices. The new edition includes more material on basic plan reading, new coverage plan examples including residential and commercial plan details.

Author Biography

Keith A. Bisharat, MS, is Professor and Construction Management Program Coordinator in the Department of Civil Engineering at California State University, Sacramento. He is a licensed general contractor with more than twenty-five years of experience in construction as a sole proprietor, partner, forensic construction consultant, developer, building designer, project manager, superintendent, project engineer, carpenter, and laborer.

Table of Contents

Construction Graphics: An Overview
The Construction Business Environment
The Design Professional's Work Product
Construction Drawings
Site Construction
Foundation Systems
Framing Systems
Cladding, Glazing, and Exterior Doors
Roof Systems
Interior Construction
Mechanical Systems
Electrical Systems
Fabrication Drawings
Estimating and the Takeoff - A Brief Overview
Answers to the Exercises
Residential Construction Drawings
Drawing Review: A Journey through Commercial Building Construction Drawings
Welding in Construction
MasterFormat TM 2004 Division Numbers and Titles
Executing a Site Section
Selected References
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