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Introduce today's learners to the skills most important for drawing, detailing, and designing residential structures with RESIDENTIAL DESIGN, DRAFTING, AND DETAILING, 2E. The text's step-by-step presentation, familiarizes readers with standard construction practices involving wood, engineered materials, steel, and concrete as well as the latest "green" concepts and alternative materials used in residential design. To keep learning as current as possible, updates throughout this edition reflect the latest standards, codes and guidelines, including the 2012 International Residential Code® and International Energy Conservation Code. Students concentrate on CAD techniques using the guidelines from the United States National CAD - Standard®--V5. A new review of common math formulas used in construction, more on presentation drawings and additional coverage of heating/cooling, resisting wind and seismic loads further prepare readers for design success. Professional examples from architects, engineers, and designers as well as activities and problems using actual architectural drawings and designs help place readers in the role of a professional CAD technician.
- An all-new "Green" Feature box introduces readers to some of today's latest concepts and trends in energy efficiency in residential design.
- This edition now familiarizes readers with the MasterFormat, today's standard for organizing specifications for building projects, as well as the most common types of written specifications encountered in residential construction.
- New "Introduction to Drawing Methods" coverage offers insights and guidance in the specific drawing techniques used to create the most effective drawings for professional presentation.
- Updated coverage of LEED standards, ICC A117.1 Accessible Standards, the2012 International Residential Code® for One-and Two-Family Dwellings and the International Energy Conservation Code published by the International Code Council are included.
- New material on popular options in building materials today, such as CMU, steel framing, and alternative materials (BluWood®, straw bales, and rammed earth) are included.
- Up-to-date drawing guidelines throughout this edition reflect the United States National CAD - Standard®--V5 for computer drawings.
- "Professional Perspective" tips effectively highlight how the chapter's concepts are actually put into practice in today's contemporary office setting.
- Each drawing chapter in this edition provides a convenient list of CAD Commands and Tools that are required to successfully use the drawing skill presented in that chapter. In addition, a new list of key words for each chapter provides readers with quick reference to important terminology in the industry.
- To ensure readers are able to work efficiently on the job, a new section in this edition is dedicated to reviewing the most common math formulas used throughout today's construction industry.
- Expanded coverage of heating and cooling, as well as resisting wind and seismic loads, allow readers to become familiar with the most current requirements and codes in residential design today.
- Testing at the end of each chapter now requires readers to take learning a step further with required research and reports. Readers interview professionals at the local building department and drawing professionals as well as local contractors.
- Professional architects, engineers, and designers provide most of the examples throughout this edition to ensure all presentations and problems offer a real-world flavor that is consistent with today's industry practices. In addition the book offers a realistic approach to architectural drafting.
- Generic step-by-step layout procedures are provided for completing each of the required construction drawings. This approach enables readers to master the skills that can be applied to any AutoCAD program.
- The author provides a logical sequence of learning activities for residential drafting and design. All explanations of formal drawings, designs and code requirements are introduced using a knowledge-building approach, where readers must master a concept before the next is introduced.
1. Professional Architectural Careers, Office Practice, and Opportunities.
2. Preparing for Success.
3. Computer-Aided Design in Architecture.
4. Guidelines and Codes and That Affect Building Design.
5. Interior Design Considerations.
6. Exterior Design Factors and Styles.
7. Environmental Design Considerations.
Section II: SITE PLANS.
8. Land Descriptions and Drawings.
9. Site-Related Drawing Layout.
Section III: FLOOR PLANS AND SUPPLEMENTAL DRAWINGS.
10. Floor Plans--Symbols, Annotation, and Dimensions.
11. Completing a Floor Plan with CAD.
12. Electrical Plans.
13. Plumbing Systems.
14. Comfort Control Systems.
Section IV: ROOF PLANS.
15. Roof Plan Components.
16. Roof Plan Layout With CAD.
Section V: ELEVATIONS.
17. Introduction to Elevations.
18. Elevation Layout and CAD Drawing Techniques.
19. Representing Interior Finishing Materials and Cabinets With CAD.
Section VI: FRAMING METHODS AND PLANS.
20. Framing Methods.
21. Structural Components.
22. Design Criteria for Structural Loading.
23. Sizing Joists, Rafters, and Beams.
24. Drawing Framing Plans.
Section VII: FOUNDATION PLANS.
25. Foundation Systems.
26. Floor Systems and Foundation Support.
27. Foundation Plan Layout.
Section VIII: DETAILS AND SECTIONS.
28. Sectioning Basics.
29. Section Layout.
30. Stair Construction and Layout.
31. Fireplace Construction and Layout.
Section IX: SUPPLEMENTAL DRAWINGS.
32. Written Specifications.
33. Presentation Drawings.
34. Renovations, Remodeling, and Additions.
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