Construction Drawings for the Building TradesBook - 2009
Kubba, author and award-winning architect, has written what can be considered both an introductory textbook and a reference manual of blueprint reading. Intended for the building trades and the construction industry, this clearly-written and amply-illustrated handbook introduces readers to the components of blueprint design and interpretation. Topics include blueprint standards, computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting, specifications, symbols, and schedules. The author also addresses layouts of all construction types, which include architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical. The book also includes a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, a glossary, and a table of common conversion factors. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings
Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings. Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect of the construction process- from site work, foundations, and structural systems to interior work and finishes.
Covering all the latest technological advances, noted architect Sam Kubba offers detailed information on:
- Blueprint standards-ANSI, ISO, AWS, and ASME
- Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD)
- Lines, views, elevations, and dimensions
- Layouts of all construction drawing types-architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical
- Specifications-MasterFormat and UniFormat
- Symbols-materials, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and others
- How to avoid costly pitfalls on construction projects
You'll also find a glossary of terms for quick reference, convenient tables and charts for identifying symbols and abbreviations, and much more.
Inside This Skills-Building Guide to Construction Drawing Basics• Blueprint Standards • Blueprints and Construction Drawings: A Universal Language • Understanding Lines • Types of Views • Understanding Dimensions • Layout of Construction Drawings • Understanding Industrial Blueprints • The Meaning of Symbols • Understanding Schedules • Specifications • ISO Issues, Codes, and Building Regulations • Construction Business Environment