Architectural Graphic Standards, Abridged / Edition 11

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This Student Edition, carefully abridged from the Eleventh Edition of Architectural Graphic Standards, features the richly detailed graphics and texts that have made Architectural Graphic Standards a classic, updated and reorganized in a way that is relevant to today's student. The wide variety of topics covered allows students to use the book throughout their architecture education and into the early stages of professional practice. Thousands of illustrations and a rich index offer immediate access to virtually any architectural element.

Based on and contains all of the information from 10th edition of Architectural Graphic Standards.

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"What also may be quickly becoming just as valuable a tool for those in training to become design professionals, Architectural Graphic Standards Student Edition, is making its case as a must-have student reference manual." (; 1/09)

"Beautifully designed and resplendent with thousands of clear architectural illustrations, this title is an indispensable resource for all architecture Students, new architects, and libraries supporting architecture programs. Highly recommended." (Choice, December 2008, Vol. 46 No. 04)

This design reference has been used by architects, builders, and engineers for seven decades. Material is organized according to the Construction Specification Institute's MasterFormat system, covering building standards and practices, constructional materials and systems, and architectural details and specifications for most building types. There is information on environmental issues, ADA standards, and other contemporary topics. Most information is presented in tables, and in illustrations with caption explanations. Includes some 5,000 detailed b&w illustrations. This new student edition, abridged from the , features an extensive glossary of construction terms. Bassler teaches architecture at Iowa State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Meet the Author

Bruce Bassler is an Associate Professor of architecture at the College of Design at Iowa State University. He has years of experience using Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition in the classroom, and was the Student Edition editor for Architectural Graphic Standards: An Abridgement of the Ninth Edition. Professor Bassler holds a BS degree from Iowa State University and a Masters of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University.

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Table of Contents


Section 1: Building Elements.

Chapter 1: Element A: Substructure.

Chapter 2: Element B: Shell.

Chapter 3: Element C: Interiors.

Chapter 4: Element D: Services.

Chapter 5: Element E: Equipment and Furnishings.

Chapter 6: Element F: Special Construction and Demolition.

Chapter 7: Element G: Building Sitework.

Section 2: Materials.

Chapter 8: Concrete.

Chapter 9: Masonry.

Chapter 10: Metals.

Chapter 11: Wood.

Section 3: Issues of Contemporary Practice.

Chapter 12: Sustainable Design.

Chapter 13: Inclusive Design.

Chapter 14: Computing Technologies.

Chapter 15: Architectural Research.



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