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Architectural Drafting and Design 4th Edition

Alan Jefferis, David A Madsen, B.S., M.Ed.

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1996, 1991, 1986
  • 832 Pages


Recognized by many as the authoritative source of how-to and reference information for students and beginning professionals, Architectural Drafting & Design, 4th Edition - available in full-color for the very first time - details step-by-step methods for the design and layout of each type of drawing required for a complete set of architectural plans. As they work through Architectural Drafting & Design, 4th Edition, readers are challenged to think through and solve numerous design problems while adhering to the latest International Building Code; meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act; taking into account the latest NDS wood design standards; and considering the growing popularity of engineered lumber and steel construction.

Alan Jefferis, Clackamas Community College

A prolific author and respected instructor, Alan Jefferis has taught drafting technology at Clackamas Community College, an Authorized AutoCAD® Training Center, for more than 31 years. Prior to that, Mr. Jefferis taught for four years at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. He brings a wealth of professional experience to his writing, including eight years of drafting for structural engineers and 35 years of residential designing. Mr. Jefferis is currently the principal owner of Residential Designs, a design firm specializing in custom, energy-efficient homes. He is a former Autodesk® Developer Network member and a former member of the A.I.B.D. Mr. Jefferis obtained his B.S. degree from San Diego State University in 1972 and has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks on architectural drafting and design and effectively working with AutoCAD.

David A Madsen, B.S., M.Ed.,

David A. Madsen is an emeritus faculty member in drafting technology and the Autodesk Premier Training Center at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon, where he also served as an instructor and department chairperson for nearly 30 years. In addition to his community college experience, David served as a drafting technology instructor at Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon. He is a former member of the American Design and Drafting Association (ADDA) Board of Directors and was honored by the ADDA with Director Emeritus status at the annual conference in 2005. David is an Autodesk Authorized Author and has extensive experience in mechanical drafting, architectural design and drafting, and building construction. He holds a master of education degree in vocational administration and a bachelor of science degree in industrial education. He is the author of ENGINEERING DRAWING AND DESIGN, GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING, and PRINT READING FOR ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, and coauthor of ARCHITECTURAL AUTOCAD; ARCHITECTURAL DESKTOP AND ITS APPLICATIONS; ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN; ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING USING AUTOCAD; AUTOCAD AND ITS APPLICATIONS: BASICS, ADVANCED, AND COMPREHENSIVE; AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE AND ITS APPLICATIONS; AUTOCAD ESSENTIALS; CIVIL DRAFTING TECHNOLOGY; and PRINT READING FOR ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY.
  • All-new, full-color photographs, CAD-generated drawings, detailed floor plans, plus architectural sketches and renderings designed to focus readers' attention on key architectural design principles.
  • More review questions and problems in every chapter than ever before to aid in mastery of important concepts while uncovering areas for further study.
  • A specially developed e.resource� for instructors containing items such as customizable lesson plans, ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation files, AVI files (containing video clips and animations to add visual impact to lessons), additional drawing files, computerized testbank and gradebook, and more!
  • "Try & Die" AutoCAD 2000 software, plus .dwg files of selected plans from the text (on CD-ROM at the back of the book), for actual practice using one of today's most popular drafting and design tools.
  • The latest information on the International Building Codes (IBC & IRC) and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including discussion of their impact on architectural design today.
  • Expanded coverage of CADD and freehand sketching techniques that may be applied to solve real-world drafting and design problems presented in the book and also be used to develop critical skills.
  • Information on new topics - including the use of engineered lumber and steel construction - to acquaint readers with current construction trends.
  • Discussion of NDS wood design standards to ensure use of current lumber standards when developing residential and commercial architectural designs.
  • An expanded section on interior and exterior design aimed at providing readers with a better understanding of contemporary design practices while assisting them in plan preparation.
  • Enhanced discussion of masonry block foundation wall construction, a construction option that continues to gain in popularity.
  • Listings of relevant construction web sites in selected chapters offering up to the minute information on the latest construction materials and techniques.
Introduction to Architecture: Professional Architectural Careers, Office Practice and Opportunities, Architectural Drafting Equipment, 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. Elevations: 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 Joist and Rafters Using Span Tables, Determining Simple Beam, Drawing Framing Plans. Foundations Plans: Foundation Systems, Floor Systems and Foundation Support, Foundation Plan Layout. Sections and Details: Sectioning Basics, Section Layout, Alternate Layout Techniques, Stair Construction and Layout, Fireplace Construction and Layout. Architectural Renderings: Presentation Drawings, Perspective Drawing Techniques, Rendering Methods for Perspective Drawings. General Construction Specifications: Construction Specifications, Construction Supervision Procedures. Commercial Drafting: Commercial Construction Projects, Building Codes and Commercial Drafting, Common Commercial Construction Materials, Structural Drafting. Appendix. Glossary. Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 0766815463
  • ISBN-13: 9780766815469
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $165.00
  • RETAIL $219.95

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