The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings, 5th Edition

Book Description

The detailed, highly illustrated, comprehensive guide to architectural working drawings

The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings is a complete guide to the skills you need to create a set of drawings that clearly and effectively communicate your design. Covering everything from site, floor, framing, and foundation plans to building sections and elevations, this book presents crucial concepts and real-world techniques architects rely on every day. You'll learn the standards, customs, regulations, and symbols, alongside -generated drawings, 3D , Building Information , and other architectural technology. This new fifth edition includes updated information on sustainability concepts, layering in line with AIA standards, deeper explorations of dimensioning, more sample ADA drawings, and a new selection of case studies that offer a real-world glimpse into how these topics relate to the architect's everyday work. Hundreds of drawings demonstrate important skills and concepts, and online ancillary materials offer a robust set of resources to students and instructors.

Architectural drawings must be precise, accurate, and complete; they must follow certain standards that make them universally understood in the proper context. This book teaches you how to produce professional-level drawings that leave no room for questions or confusion.

  • Create architectural drawings that effectively communicate your design
  • Learn techniques used in both residential and light commercial
  • Investigate BIM, 3D modeling, and other architectural technologies
  • Understand dimensioning, sustainability, ADA standards, and more

Architects use drawings as a second language, to effectively communicate ideas to clients, contractors, builders, and other design professionals throughout all stages of the project. The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings teaches you how to become fluent in the visual language of architecture, to communicate more effectively with all project stakeholders.

Table of Contents

Part I: Professional Foundations
Chapter 1: Professional Foundations
Chapter 2: Standards And Techniques, Hand Drafting, Computer‐Aided Drafting, And Metrification
Chapter 3: Human Concerns And Building Information Modeling (Bim)
Chapter 4: Sustainable/Green Architecture
Chapter 5: Construction Materials And Methods
Chapter 6: Initial Preparation Phase For Construction Documents

Part II: Evolution
Chapter 7: Site And Site Documents
Chapter 8: Floor Plan
Chapter 9: Foundation And Roof Plans, Floor, And Roof Framing Systems
Chapter 10: Building Sections
Chapter 11: Exterior And Interior Elevations
Chapter 12: Schedules: Door, Windows, And Finish
Chapter 13: Architectural Details And Vertical Links (Stairs/Elevators)

Part III: Tenant Improvement, Additions And Alteration, Historical Restoration, Bim Via Revit, And Introduction To Design
Chapter 14: Additions/Alterations, Historical Preservation (Restoration), And Tenant Improvements
Chapter 15: Bim Via Revit

Part IV: Case Studies
Chapter 16: One‐Story Conventional Wood‐Framed Structures
Chapter 17: Construction Documents For A Two‐Story, Wood‐Framed Residence With Bim
Chapter 18: Clay Theater—Steel/Masonry Structure; Margaux—Masonry Structure

Book Details

  • Title: The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings, 5th Edition
  • Author: , ,
  • Length: 688 pages
  • Edition: 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-09-25
  • ISBN-10: 1118880528
  • ISBN-13: 9781118880524
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