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Architectural Drawing and Light Construction

8th edition

Philip A. Grau III, Edward J. Muller, James G. Fausett

Streamlined and updated for the Eighth Edition, this classic text offers readers significant flexibility as it covers both manual drafting and computer-aided drafting. Known for its superbly detailed drawings and information on every phase of light residential architectural design and construction, Architectural Drawing and Light Construction provides the most current information, including modern residential planning, computer-aided design, building codes, and specification writing.

Key features in this edition:

• Updates to software include the newest type of CAD software, Building Information Modeling (BIM)

• Updated information on specification writing and coverage of CSI’s MasterFormat

• Incorporates the latest National CAD standards for drafting and construction

• Energy efficient construction systems and materials

• Comprehensive coverage of variety of topics from site design and building programming to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing planning

• Flexible approach allows for drawing exercises to be completed manually or using CAD

Reviewer Comments:

“This is a classic text for Architecture and Construction.”

–Craig Priskorn, Henry Ford Community College

“Over the years we have tried several others…but each time we found ourselves returning to [Architectural Drawing and Light Construction].”

–Mitchell W. Campbell, Central Piedmont Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135132159
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/29/2008
  • Series: Pearson Construction Technology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Drafting Equipment and its Uses

2. Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

3. Lettering

4. Drafting Expression

5. Modular and Metric Drafting

6. Basic Technical Drawing

7. Axonometric and Oblique Pictorial Drawings

8. Freehand Sketching

9. Perspective Drawings

10. Shades and Shadows

11. Presentation Drawings and Rendering

12. Principles of Light Construction

13. Structural Member Selection

14. Typical Architectural Details

15. Basic Residential Planning

16. Building Models

17. Writing Specifications

18. Working Drawings of Small Homes

19. Residential Mechanical and Electrical Systems

20. Drawing a Small Commercial Building

Appendix A: Abbreviations Used in Architectural Drawings

Appendix B: Modular Vertical Brick Coursing

Appendix C: The Metric System in Construction

Appendix D: Tables from the Uniform Building Code

Appendix E: Span Tables for Wood Structural Members

Appendix F: Heat Loss/Gain Calculation Examples

Glossary of Construction Terms


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