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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401851675
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/11/2004
  • Series: Delmar Learning Blueprint Reading Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David A. Madsen is the president of Madsen Designs, Incorporated (www.madsendesigns.com). He is Faculty Emeritus of Drafting Technology and the Autodesk Premier Training Center at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon, where he was an instructor and department Chairperson for nearly thirty years. In addition to community college experience Mr. Madsen was a drafting Technology Instructor at Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon. He is a former member of the American Design and Drafting Association (ADDA) Board of Directors, and he was honored by the ADDA with Director Emeritus status at the annual conference in 2005. He has extensive experience in mechanical drafting, architectural design and drafting, and building construction. Mr. Madsen holds a Master of Education Degree in Vocational Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Education.

A prolific author and respected instructor, Mr. Alan Jefferis, has taught drafting technology at Clackamas Community College, an Authorized AutoCAD Training Center, for more than thirty-one 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 thirty years of residential designing. Mr. Jefferis currently owns Residential Designs. He is an Autodesk Developer Network member and a former member of the A.I.B.D. Mr. Jefferis obtained his BS degree from San Diego State University in 1972. He has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks on architectural drafting and design and effectively working with AutoCAD.

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Table of Contents

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

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