Understanding Construction Drawings / Edition 5

Understanding Construction Drawings / Edition 5

by Mark W. Huth
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Cengage Learning
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Understanding Construction Drawings / Edition 5

Whether you are a carpenter, HVAC installer, electrician or general contractor, you must be able to understand construction drawings. Your ability to efficiently locate information in different parts of a drawing, and effectively cross-reference information between drawings, can mean the difference between a successful construction project or one plagued by costly mistakes and delays.

By starting with a simple residential building and progressing to an addition for a high school, Understanding Construction Drawings provides everything you need - including full-size drawings - helping readers understand and interpret construction drawings by working, hands-on, with actual prints.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435464476
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 05/07/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 11.90(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part IDrawings--the Language of Industry
Unit 1The Design-Construction Sequence and the Design Professions3
Unit 2Views8
Unit 3Scales15
Unit 4Alphabet of Lines20
Unit 5Use of Symbols26
Unit 6Plan Views37
Unit 7Elevations43
Unit 8Sections and Details49
Part IIReading Drawings for Trade Information
Unit 9Clearing and Rough Grading the Site61
Unit 10Locating the Building66
Unit 11Site Utilities74
Unit 12Footings79
Unit 13Foundation Walls87
Unit 14Drainage, Insulation, and Concrete Slabs93
Unit 15Framing Systems98
Unit 16Columns, Piers, and Girders110
Unit 17Floor Framing117
Unit 18Laying Out Walls and Partitions128
Unit 19Framing Openings in Walls132
Unit 20Roof Construction Terms138
Unit 21Common Roof Framing143
Unit 22Hip and Valley Framing150
Unit 23Cornices160
Unit 24Windows and Doors167
Unit 25Exterior Wall Coverings181
Unit 26Decks189
Unit 27Finishing Site Work193
Unit 28Fireplaces202
Unit 29Stairs209
Unit 30Insulation and Room Finishing215
Unit 31Cabinets226
Part IIIMultifamily Construction
Unit 32Orienting the Drawings237
Unit 33Regional Variations245
Unit 34Party Walls254
Unit 35Plumbing259
Unit 36Heating and Air Conditioning268
Unit 37Electrical273
Part IVCommercial Construction
Unit 38Commercial Construction283
Unit 39Coordination of Drawings294
Unit 40Structural Drawings303
Unit 41Mechanical Drawings310
Unit 42Electrical Drawings317
School Addition Master Keynotes339
Math Reviews350
Material Symbols in Sections368
Plumbing Symbols369
Electrical Symbols370
Drawing Packet
Duplex Drawings
Lake House Drawings
Town House Drawings
School Addition Drawings

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