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Print and Specifications Reading for Construction / Edition 1

Print and Specifications Reading for Construction / Edition 1

by Ron Russell


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Print and Specifications Reading for Construction / Edition 1

Accurately interpret graphic and written constructiondocuments

Construction documents are the vital link between thearchitect's vision and the finished physical structure. Buildingprofessionals must accurately read and follow these documents inorder to build a given design in the most efficient waypossible.

Print and Specifications Reading for Constructionexplains exactly how to interpret construction documents, offeringstudents and professionals a complete package for learning andunderstanding. The text clearly lays out different graphic andwritten document types, how they developed, what information theycontain, and their current use in residential and commercialconstruction today. Next, it looks in depth at the documents,revealing how each type works in action through example projects.Alongside the text, online access to three complete sets of samplesheets gives you experience working with prints andspecifications.

Inside you will discover:

  • How to solve real construction problems in large-scaleresidential and commercial projects

  • Coverage of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical,plumbing, and civil drawings and specifications

  • Relevant terminology for, and practical applications of,sustainability and Building Information Modeling (BIM)

  • Practice questions and exercises throughout

An all-in-one reference that combines clearly written text,complete document sample sets, and up-to-date digital resources,Print and Specifications Reading for Construction is anessential companion for anyone learning or practicing constructionor contracting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470879412
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 385,278
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ron Russell has been—an instructor at the North Lake College's Construction Management and Technology Department in Dallas, Texas, for over twenty years. He is also Senior Construction Administrator for PBK Architects. Previously, he was associate director of facilities technical services at Southern Methodist University.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi



CHAPTER 1 Evolution of the Construction Project 3

The Construction Phases 3

The Construction Project Team Members 13

The Construction Team Relationships 16

Summary 18

Chapter 1 Learning Outcomes 19

Chapter 1 Questions 19

CHAPTER 2 Construction Project Contract Documents 21

Agreements between the Primary Team Members 21

Project Defi nition Documents 22

Summary 29

Chapter 2 Learning Outcomes 29

Chapter 2 Questions 30

CHAPTER 3 Working Drawings 31

The Drawing Structure 31

The Drawing Elements 40

Drawing Scales and Dimensions 52

Summary 57

Chapter 3 Learning Outcomes 57

Chapter 3 Questions 58

CHAPTER 4 Specifi cations 59

Specification Users 59

The Specifi cations Structure 60

Information in the Specifi cations 73

Summary 75

Chapter 4 Learning Outcomes 76

Chapter 4 Questions 76

CHAPTER 5 Finding Construction Information in the WorkingDrawings and Specifications 77

Document Structure Review 77

First Look at the Working Drawings and Specifications 80

Finding Construction Information in the Working Drawings andSpecifi cations 82

Summary 85

Chapter 5 Learning Outcomes 85

Chapter 5 Questions 85



CHAPTER 6 Architectural Category of the Drawings 89

Division 1, “General Requirements” 89

Division 4, “Masonry” 91

Division 5, “Metals” 93

Division 6, “Woods, Plastics, and Composites” 95

Division 7, “Thermal and Moisture Protection” 97

Division 8, “Opening” 104

Division 9, “Finishes” 112

Division 10, “Specialties” 125

Divisions 11 and 12, “Equipment” and“Furnishings” 125

Division 14, “Conveying Equipment” 125

Summary 129

CHAPTER 7 Structural Category of the Drawings 131

Division 3, “Concrete” 133

Division 4, “Masonry” 138

Division 5, “Metals” 141

Division 6, “Woods, Plastics, and Composites”150

Summary 153

CHAPTER 8 Mechanical Category of the Drawings 157

HVAC Systems 158

Summary 170

CHAPTER 9 Electrical Category of the Drawings 171

Main Power Distribution 172

Secondary Level of Power Distribution 176

Lighting Electrical Distribution Systems 181

Summary 183

CHAPTER 10 Plumbing Category of the Drawings 185

Supply Piping Systems 185

Plumbing Collection Systems 195

Summary 199

CHAPTER 11 Civil/Sitework Category of the Drawings201

Civil Drawings 201

Architects Site Plans 212

MEP Drawings 212

Summary 215

Glossary 217

Index 225

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