Higher Education

Commercial Drafting and Detailing, 3rd Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Alan Jefferis Clackamas Community College
  • Kenneth D. Smith American Institute of Architects
  • ISBN-10: 1435425979  |  ISBN-13: 9781435425972
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1997
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $156.25
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About

Overview

From site, floor, stair, and roof plans, to framing and foundation plans – take a step-by-step journey through the architectural and structural drawings required in a complete set of commercial plans. Now in its third edition, Commercial Drafting and Detailing provides comprehensive coverage using clear explanations and professional, practical examples. Updates include an all-new chapter devoted to the development and drawing of architectural and structural details, as well as information that reflects the 2009 International Building Code and current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications. With these important revisions, and the same clear concise coverage of building materials and skills that characterized previous editions, this book is an ideal resource.

Features and Benefits

  • Updated throughout to reflect the 2009 International Building Code.
  • New “Easy Being Green” boxes are a prominent part of most chapters to emphasize key materials that are available to aid in sustainable building. Each box features methods to earn LEED's credits.
  • Drawings have been updated from black and white to full color for more in-depth visualizations
  • Electronic base drawings provided for most projects so readers have experience with drawings similar to what they will encounter in the workforce
  • Drawing standards based on the National CAD standards to expose readers to the common drawing standards found in professional offices
  • A final drawing section, with step-by-step layouts, guides readers to completion of a set of plans for a 4-unit condominium, a concrete block retail store, a concrete warehouse, and/or a tilt-up concrete warehouse
  • Listings of relevant construction web sites appear throughout each chapter, providing access to up-to-the-minute information on contemporary construction materials and techniques.
  • Covers a variety of specific building materials, including lumber, timber, steel, masonry, CMU’s poured concrete, and fire-resistive materials
  • Third edition has been printed on recycled paper.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 CAD DRAFTING AND DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS OF COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES.
CHAPTER 1 PROFESSIONAL CAREERS AND COMMERCIAL CAD DRAFTING.
CHAPTER 2 THE CAD DRAFTERS ROLE IN OFFICE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE.
CHAPTER 3 APPLYING AUTOCAD TOOLS TO COMMERCIAL DRAWINGS.
CHAPTER 4 INTRODUCTION TO NATIONAL BUILDING CODES.
CHAPTER 5 ACCESS REQUIREMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
SECTION 2 BUILDING METHODS AND MATERIALS OF COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION.
CHAPTER 6 MAKING CONNECTIONS.
CHAPTER 7 WOOD AND TIMBER FRAMING METHODS.
CHAPTER 8 ENGINEERED MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS.
CHAPTER 9 STEEL FRAMING METHODS AND MATERIALS.
CHAPTER 10 UNIT MASONRY METHODS AND MATERIALS.
CHAPTER 11CONCRETE METHODS AND MATERIALS.
CHAPTER 12 FIRE-RESISTIVE CONSTRUCTION.
SECTION 3 PREPARING ARCHITECTURAL AND CIVIL DRAWINGS.
CHAPTER 13 STRUCTURAL CONSIDERATIONS AFFECTING CONSTRUCTION.
CHAPTER 14 PROJECT MANUALS AND WRITTEN SPECIFICATIONS .....................
CHAPTER 15 LAND DESCRIPTIONS AND DRAWINGS.
CHAPTER 16 FLOOR PLAN COMPONENTS, SYMBOLS AND DEVELOPMENT.
CHAPTER 17 ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION AND ELEVATIONS.
CHAPTER 18 ROOF PLAN COMPONENTS AND DRAWINGS.
CHAPTER 19DRAWING SECTIONS.
CHAPTER 20 INTERIOR ELEVATIONS.
CHAPTER 21 RAMP, STAIR, AND ELEVATOR DRAWINGS.
SECTION 4 PREPARING STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS.
CHAPTER 22 DRAWING FRAMING PLANS.
CHAPTER 23 DRAWING STRUCTURAL ELEVATIONS, SECTIONS AND DETAILS.
CHAPTER 24 FOUNDATION SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS.

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Guide (POD)  (ISBN-10: 1435425987 | ISBN-13: 9781435425989)

Structural Steel Drafting and Design  (ISBN-10: 1401890326 | ISBN-13: 9781401890322)

Practical and easy to use, this text lays a solid groundwork for beginning and intermediate students to pursue careers in architecture, construction, or civil engineering. The text clarifies the vital interdependence between structural steel design and fabrication drawings, equipping students to work flexibly with both. First and foremost a drafting book, Structural Steel Drafting and Design gives an overview of structural design theory while providing numerous examples, illustrations, and real-world assignments. Students also become acquainted with critical tables and reference material from industry-standard sources, as well as the merits of Load and Resistance Factor Design and Allowable Strength Design.

List Price = $182.95  | CengageBrain Price = $182.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.50

The Successful Drafting Technician  (ISBN-10: 143541330X | ISBN-13: 9781435413306)

Never before has an aspiring drafting technician had such a comprehensive resource for learning the skills necessary for career success in the drafting field! The culmination of years of interviews and surveys with top professionals in the industry, The Successful Drafting Technician sets out to address this question: In addition to the knowledge and skills learned in school, what does it take to succeed as a drafting technician in today's hyper-competitive workplace? The collected responses were organized into these 12 essential strategies. Practical and hands-on in its approach, this book goes beyond the basics to teach readers not only how to master their drafting coursework, but also how to pursue and obtain the best job, and how to succeed in the job once they have landed it.

List Price = $59.95  | CengageBrain Price = $59.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.00

Student Supplements

Structural Steel Drafting and Design  (ISBN-10: 1401890326 | ISBN-13: 9781401890322)

Practical and easy to use, this text lays a solid groundwork for beginning and intermediate students to pursue careers in architecture, construction, or civil engineering. The text clarifies the vital interdependence between structural steel design and fabrication drawings, equipping students to work flexibly with both. First and foremost a drafting book, Structural Steel Drafting and Design gives an overview of structural design theory while providing numerous examples, illustrations, and real-world assignments. Students also become acquainted with critical tables and reference material from industry-standard sources, as well as the merits of Load and Resistance Factor Design and Allowable Strength Design.

List Price = $182.95  | CengageBrain Price = $182.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $137.50

The Successful Drafting Technician  (ISBN-10: 143541330X | ISBN-13: 9781435413306)

Never before has an aspiring drafting technician had such a comprehensive resource for learning the skills necessary for career success in the drafting field! The culmination of years of interviews and surveys with top professionals in the industry, The Successful Drafting Technician sets out to address this question: In addition to the knowledge and skills learned in school, what does it take to succeed as a drafting technician in today's hyper-competitive workplace? The collected responses were organized into these 12 essential strategies. Practical and hands-on in its approach, this book goes beyond the basics to teach readers not only how to master their drafting coursework, but also how to pursue and obtain the best job, and how to succeed in the job once they have landed it.

List Price = $59.95  | CengageBrain Price = $59.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Alan Jefferis

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.

Kenneth D. Smith

Kenneth D. Smith has been a principal and designer for his own firm for over thirty years. He was co-founder for a structural engineering firm where he served as president for over ten years and head designer for over thirty years. He is currently the principal of Kenneth D. Smith Architect & Associates, Inc., located in southern California. Currently, Mr. Smith is CEO, and Director of Architectural Design and continues to be personally involved in all projects. Mr. Smith's experience with a structural engineering firm coupled with his experience as an architect using AutoCAD and Revit provides smooth integration of structural and architectural requirements, resulting in efficient, quality designs.