Extensively illustrated, it presents a detailed examination of typical construction methods and the preparation of architectural working drawings for residential and commercial buildings. Covers drafting materials, tools, techniques, electrical plumbing and plans, heating/air conditioning systems and technical sketching. Contains an in-depth discussion of computer graphics hardware and software as well as basic operating procedures for computer design. Chapters include technical vocabulary, study questions and laboratory problems.
Text for community college or technical institute students preparing for construction- and architecture-related careers. Presents typical construction methods and details the preparation of architectural working drawings. Chapters cover basic drafting tools, techniques, and standards; the design process; and construction methods, beginning with the foundation and continuing with floor, wall, roof, electricity plumbing, and heating and air conditioning. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)