Streamlined and updated for the eighth edition, this classic text offers significant flexibility because it covers both manual drafting and computer-aided drafting. Known for its superbly detailed drawings and information on every phase of light residential architectural design and construction – from site design and building programming to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing planning, Architectural Drawing and Light Construction also includes building codes and specification writing.
From the Preface
The eighth edition of Architectural Drawing and Light Construction updates material with no major changes to the basic organization. The text retains its basic approach to teaching drafting based on concepts taught for years in manual drafting courses even though the use of CAD is now widespread in all drafting fields. The goal has been to retain the best of the existing manually drafted graphics with computer-generated graphics.
Instructors are, as always, strongly encouraged to use the Instructor's Manual developed in conjunction with this text. This manual includes examples of some of the strategies I use in my program to deal with the issues of student safety and behavior. The manual contains solutions for all the exercises in the text along with a discussion of text can be used in a two-year Associate Degree program. Outlines of course syllabi are included to show how lab lectures and assignments correlate with textbook chapters in addition, there are a number of items instructors may find useful as student handouts or as masters for overhead transparencies, including Online PowerPoint slides.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Drafting Equipment and its Uses. Chapter 2: Computer-Aided Drafting and Design. Chapter 3: Lettering. Chapter 4: Drafting Expression. Chapter 5: Modular and Metric Drafting. Chapter 6: Basic Technical Drawing. Chapter 7: Axonometric and Oblique Pictorial Drawings. Chapter 8: Freehand Sketching. Chapter 9: Perspective Drawings. Chapter 10: Shades and Shadows. Chapter 11: Presentation Drawings and Rendering. Chapter 12: Principles of Light Construction. Chapter 13: Structural Member Selection. Chapter 14: Typical Architectural Details. Chapter 15: Basic Residential Planning. Chapter 16: Building Models. Chapter 17: Writing Specifications. Chapter 18: Working Drawings of Small Homes. Chapter 19: Residential Mechanical and Electrical Systems. Chapter 20: Drawing a Small Commercial Building. Appendix A: Abbreviations Used in Architectural Drawings. Appendix B: Modular Vertical Brick Coursing. Appendix C: The Metric System in Construction. Appendix D: Tables from the Uniform Building Code. Appendix E: Span Tables for Wood Structural Members. Appendix F: Heat Loss/Gain Calculation Examples. Glossary.