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Attain the knowledge and skills required to read complete sets of working drawings for residential and light commercial construction. This easy-to-use manual explores all facets of print reading, with examples and illustrations taken from actual architectural prints that provide readers with the information they need to create "real world" working drawings. Computer-aided design and drafting is underscored through the use of CADD-generated print reading examples, illustrations, and exercises that comply with the highest industry standards. Quality and standardization in all architectural and construction print examples is emphasized.
Introduction to Architectural and Construction Technology Print Reading Reading Site Plans Reading Floor Plans: Floor Plan Symbols Reading Floor Plans: Floor Plan Dimensions Reading Floor Plans: Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC Reading Elevations Reading Cabinet Elevations Framing Methods, Components and Framing Plans Reading Roof Plans Reading Foundations and Floor Systems Reading Sections and Details Reading Stair Drawings Reading Fireplace Drawings General Construction Specifications Common Commercial Construction Materials Reading Civil Drawings Reading Architectural Drawings Reading Structural Drawings Reading Commercial Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing Plans Reading Interior Elevations and Details Commercial Construction Specifications Commercial Supervision Procedures Appendix A Appendix B Glossary Abbreviations