Reading Architectural Plans for Residential and Commercial Construction
Ernest R. Weidhaas
5thPublisher: Prentice HallFormat: Spiral
For an Architectural Plan Reading course at the undergraduate level. Informative, yet concise, this reputable text helps students become adept at reading both residential and commercial construction architectural plans. It offers thorough coverage on everything from projections to modular coordination, light framing to window details, and timber construction to trusses. It also provides actual photographs of the buildings under construction. Perforated exercises provide a neat and readily accessible means of applying material in the text. Can supplement any architectural drawing or design text. *NEW-Fifteen additional computer-generated plans. Provides students with more accessible visuals. *NEW-Twenty additional computer terms and abbreviations. Keeps students abreast of current industry terminology. *NEW-Chapter on career opportunities in architectural fields. Presents students with the opportunities and challenges of careers in architecture, engineering, surveying and technology. *NEW-Building durability techniques-Including moisture control, decay and corrosion prevention, termite and carpenter ant control and natural disasters.Introduces students to the most current approaches to problems in construction. *Easy-to-read and use text. Enables instructors to rearrange or omit chapters according to the requirements of each class. *Carefully drawn illustrations and interesting photos. Enlivens material and provides students with maximum clarity and accuracy. *Complete residential plans- Two story English garrison, contemporary split-level and contemporary atrium home. Provides students with complete fold-out plans. *Comprehensive exercises. Provides students with exercises for all building plans that are perforated for easy removal from text. *Commerical plans. Provides students with information needed to read plans of commercial and other non-residential buildings. *Fold-out plans for 5-story commercial building. Realistic plans provide useful exercise material.
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