Request for consultation

Thanks for your request. You’ll soon be chatting with a consultant to get the answers you need.
{{formPostErrorMessage.message}} [{{formPostErrorMessage.code}}]
First Name is required. 'First Name' must contain at least 0 characters 'First Name' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid First Name
Last Name is required. 'Last Name' must contain at least 0 characters 'Last Name' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid Last Name
Institution is required.
Discipline is required.
Why are you contacting us today? is required. 'Why are you contacting us today?' must contain at least 0 characters 'Why are you contacting us today?' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid Why are you contacting us today?

Commercial Drafting and Detailing 4th Edition

Alan Jefferis | Kenneth D. Smith

  • Published

Textbook Only Options

Traditional eBook and Print Options

{{collapseContainerClosed['9781285097398_txtbook_0'] ? 'Show More' : 'Show Less'}}
z

  • ISBN-10: 1305726561
  • ISBN-13: 9781305726567
  • STARTING AT $27.99

  • ISBN-10: 1285097394
  • ISBN-13: 9781285097398
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $150.00
  • RETAIL $199.95

Overview

COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DETAILING, 4th Edition maintains the winning features of its previous editions; clear explanations and professional, practical examples that walk students through the architectural and structural drawings required in a complete set of commercial plans. It then builds on these successes by increasingly integrating design components into each chapter, replacing free-hand sketches with CAD skeleton drawings, and updating the information to reflect the 2015 International Building Code. The end result: you can spend less time preparing to teach and more time teaching, and your students get a valuable tool for staying current with industry trends and preparing to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

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.

Kenneth D. Smith, American Institute of Architects

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.
  • Drawing standards are based on the National CAD standards, exposing students to the common drawing standards found in professional offices.
  • A final drawing section, with step-by-step layouts, guides students through the 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.
  • Covers a variety of specific building materials, including lumber, timber, steel, masonry, CMU's poured concrete, and fire-resistive materials.
  • "Easy Being Green" boxes emphasize key materials available to aid in sustainable building and feature methods to earn LEED's credits.
  • Electronic base drawings are provided for most projects, giving students experience with drawings similar to what they will encounter in the workforce.

Commercial Drafting and Detailing

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I. CAD DRAFTING AND DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS OF COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES.
1. Professional Careers and Commercial CAD Drafting.
2. The CAD Drafters Role in Office Practice and Procedure.
3. Applying CAD Tools to Commercial Drawings.
4. Introduction to International Building Codes.
5. Access Requirements for People with Disabilities.
Part II. BUILDING METHODS AND MATERIALS OF COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION.
6. Making Connections.
7. Wood and Timber Framing Methods.
8. Engineered Lumber Products.
9. Steel Framing Methods and Materials.
10. Unit Masonry Methods and Materials.
11. Concrete Methods and Materials.
12. Fire-Resistive Construction.
Part III. PREPARING ARCHITECTURAL AND CIVIL DRAWINGS.
13. Structural Considerations Affecting Construction.
14. Project Manuals and Written Specifications.
15. Land Descriptions and Drawings.
16. Floor Plan Components, Symbols and Development.
17. Orthographic Projection and Elevations.
18. Roof Plan Components and Drawings.
19. Drawing Sections.
20. Interior Elevations.
21. Ramp, Stair, and Elevator Drawings.
Part IV. PREPARING STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS.
22. Drawing Framing Plans.
23. Drawings Structural Elevations, Sections and Details.
24. Foundation Systems and Components.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305091955
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download the workbook answer keys.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305255838
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want. Start right away! Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero works on any operating system or browser. No special installs or downloads needed. Create tests from school, home, the coffee shop – anywhere with Internet access. What will you find? Simplicity at every step. A desktop-inspired interface features drop-down menus and familiar, intuitive tools that take you through content creation and management with ease. Full-featured test generator. Create ideal assessments with your choice of 15 question types (including true/false, multiple choice, opinion scale/likert, and essay). Multi-language support, an equation editor and unlimited metadata help ensure your tests are complete and compliant. Cross-compatible capability. Import and export content into other systems.