Summary: For classes in Blueprint Reading and Architectural Drafting and Design. Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Based on the author's extensive practical experience in construction as a crew member in the field as well as a contractor and professional estimator, this text covers the whole spectrum of construction blueprint reading--from what a blueprint is to how to make use of a set of plans. It teaches the proper meaning of the construction symbols, abbreviations, and keynotes common to constr ...show moreuction for all trades; the difference in the plan groups and how they are applied to a project; how to associate plans, sections, and details on blueprints to get a better understanding of the object(s) noted; and how to determine the coordination of the plans and how to reference the plans to each other.
- NEW--Revised exercises.
- Provides instructors with a fresh set of assignments.
- The basics of blueprint reading.
- Students gain a working knowledge of the physical appearance of blueprints, their components, and meanings, and of the use and understanding of architectural, civil engineering, and metric scales.
- Components of residential construction--Including off-site, site improvement, and on-site construction. Features the construction of a complete residential project.
- Students learn to identify benchmarks, datum points, points of beginning, and founds, as well as components that separate off-sites, site improvements, and on-sites.
- Commercial construction and the requirements for a commercial project.
- Familiarizes students with the commercial plan groups, the legal documents, and the project manual that are of specific importance to any commercial project.
- An abundance of schematics and blueprints.
- Gives students extensive practice in working with the kinds of materials they will encounter on the job.
- Mathematics review--Appendix I.
- Allows instructors to assess students' ability to make calculations as necessary for construction.
- Chapter exercises--Includes multiple-choice, completion, and true-or-false questions.
- Helps students assess their comprehension of material and gives them hands-on experience in applying concepts to real-life situations.
- Reference appendices--On Construction Abbreviations, Reference Tables, and Contract Documents.
- Makes it easier for instructors to explain the components of a project.
- Helps students develop the professional vocabulary that is necessary for effective communication on the job.
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.