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The Architect's Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design 4/e (McGraw-Hill Portable Handbook)

 
 
 
 
The Architect's Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design 4/e (McGraw-Hill Portable Handbook)
Author: John Guthrie
ISBN 13: 9780071639156
ISBN 10: 71639152
Edition: 4
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 688
List Price: $69.00
 
 

The Essentials of Building Design—at Your Fingertips!

Fully updated with the 2009 IBC International Building Code, this practical guide delivers the key data you need in every step of an architectural project—from initial planning and estimating through design and completion. The Architect's Portable Handbook, Fourth Edition, provides the latest code and cost information, along with a wealth of easy-to-follow diagrams, charts, tables, and checklists for building materials, components, and assemblies. This is a must-have on-the-job companion for every design professional.

Get practical coverage of:

  • Land planning
  • Grading and drainage
  • Soils
  • Site improvements
  • Landscaping and irrigation
  • Green architecture
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Thermal and moisture protection
  • Doors, windows, and glass
  • Finishes
  • Specialties
  • Equipment
  • Interiors
  • Assemblies
  • Conveying systems
  • Plumbing and HVAC
  • Lighting and electrical