The Architect s Guide to the U S National CAD Standard

Author: Dennis J. Hall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 0471703788
Release Date: 2006-04-07
Genre: Architecture

A definitive user's guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard The Architect's Guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard helps make the National CAD Standard (NCS) more accessible to architects by presenting: Clear and succinct explanations of concepts and options in the NCS A step-by-step approach to seamlessly implement standardized drawings in any size firm Successful strategies design firms can use to best take advantage of the NCS requirements The Architect's Guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard presents an informative overview of the NCS, including illustrations and frequently asked questions. It shows architects how to minimize immediate costs and downtime, how to reap immediate benefits, and how best to learn the system at an individualized pace. Used side by side with the Standard, this authoritative guide offers helpful insight into how the NCS is likely to be interpreted and presents a variety of available options for meeting the standardization requirements. Interior designers, construction managers, urban planners, as well as owners, engineers, and facility managers will also find this authoritative reference to be invaluable!

Construction Graphics

Author: Keith A. Bisharat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471219835
Release Date: 2004-01-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This pioneering textbook details how construction drawings are used to implement the construction process. It offers an overview of construction drawing basics as well as thorough coverage of standard construction sequence, including site work,foundations, structural systems, and interior work and finishes.

Architectural Graphic Standards

Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118909508
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Genre: Architecture

The 'Architect's Bible' since 1932, updated with the latest codes and standards Architectural Graphic Standards is the written authority for architects, designers, and building contractors. It provides comprehensive guidance on the visual representation of materials, products, systems, and assemblies. Updated to reflect the most current codes and standards, this new 12th edition features over 300 new drawings, tables, and designs and twenty-five percent new content. In response to architects' feedback and overwhelming demand for a more graphics-heavy format, this edition employs shorter, more accessible texts and more images of the standards and evolution of design and construction. New coverage includes building resiliency and the building envelope, expert discussion on the fundamentals of design and construction documentation, and new examination of environmental factors and material properties and performance. Sustainable Design is no longer separated, but incorporated throughout, and extensive appendices keep useful data right at your fingertips. Graphic standards are essential to building design. They cover everything from door frames and roof designs to air ducts and outdoor sports facilities. This meticulous resource provides a compendium of planning standards, optimum dimensions, and normative construction details. The book is organized into three core sections covering: design and documentation, materials, and building elements. Architectural Graphic Standards features: Key architectural design and production processes—functional planning, environmental assessment, building resiliency, and architectural construction documentation Thorough coverage of materials: concrete, masonry, metals, wood, plastics, composites, and glass An exhaustive survey of building elements—substructures, shells, services, equipment, furnishings, special structures, and siteworks Comprehensive appendixes filled with pertinent data such as: classic architectural elements, mathematical data, and structural calculations Endorsed by the American Institute of Architects, this book has an enduring and unsurpassed reputation for high-quality illustration, text, and graphic design. For crucial information in a user-friendly format, Architectural Graphic Standards is the go-to reference on building design and construction.

The Architecture Student s Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118739006
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Architecture

The essential guide to beginning your career in architecture The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice opens the door to the vast body of knowledge required to effectively manage architectural projects and practice. A professional architect is responsible for much more than design; this book is specifically designed to help prepare you for the business and administrative challenges of working in the real-world—whether you are a student or are just starting out in practice. It provides clear insight into the legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative tasks and issues that are integral to keeping a firm running. This new edition has been restructured to be a companion textbook for students undertaking architectural practice classes, while also fulfilling the specific knowledge needs of interns and emerging professionals. It supplements information from the professional handbook with new content aimed at those setting out in the architectural profession and starting to navigate their careers. New topics covered in this new edition include: path to licensure, firm identity, professional development, strategic planning, and integrated project delivery. Whether you want to work at a top firm, strike out on your own, or start the next up-and-coming team, the business of architecture is a critical factor in your success. This book brings the fundamentals together to give you a one-stop resource for learning the reality of architectural practice. Learn the architect's legal and ethical responsibilities Understand the processes of starting and running your own firm Develop, manage, and deliver projects on time and on budget Become familiar with standard industry agreements and contracts Few architects were drawn to the profession by dreams of writing agreements and negotiating contracts, but those who excel at these everyday essential tasks impact their practice in innumerable ways. The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice provides access to the "nuts and bolts" that keep a firm alive, stable, and financially sound.

Olin s Construction

Author: H. Leslie Simmons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118067055
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Get the updated industry standard for a new age of construction! For more than fifty years, Olin's Construction has been the cornerstone reference in the field for architecture and construction professionals and students. This new edition is an invaluable resource that will provide in-depth coverage for decades to come. You'll find the most up-to-date principles, materials, methods, codes, and standards used in the design and construction of contemporary concrete, steel, masonry, and wood buildings for residential, commercial, and institutional use. Organized by the principles of the MasterFormat® 2010 Update, this edition: Covers sitework; concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and plastic materials; sound control; mechanical and electrical systems; doors and windows; finishes; industry standards; codes; barrier-free design; and much more Offers extensive coverage of the metric system of measurement Includes more than 1,800 illustrations, 175 new to this edition and more than 200 others, revised to bring them up to date Provides vital descriptive information on how to design buildings, detail components, specify materials and products, and avoid common pitfalls Contains new information on sustainability, expanded coverage of the principles of construction management and the place of construction managers in the construction process, and construction of long span structures in concrete, steel, and wood The most comprehensive text on the subject, Olin's Construction covers not only the materials and methods of building construction, but also building systems and equipment, utilities, properties of materials, and current design and contracting requirements. Whether you're a builder, designer, contractor, or manager, join the readers who have relied on the principles of Olin's Construction for more than two generations to master construction operations.

Standards of Practice in Construction Specifying

Author: Dennis J. Hall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118748992
Release Date: 2013-05-22
Genre: Architecture

Construction Specifications provide critical information necessary to convey the design intent of the Architect and the legally enforceable contract requirements. Many factors must be considered by the Architect in the development of written construction documents, including project delivery method, project ownership, sustainability, and code requirements. This companion guide to the 2013 AIA National Convention Presentation “Architect’s Guide to Construction Specifications” provides excerpts from important industry publications regarding the preparation of construction documents. Material was carefully selected from the following books: - CSI Construction Specifications Practice Guide - Architect’s Guide to the US National CAD Standard - CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide - Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice 14e Additional excerpts have been provided from CSI Formats to provide an overview of organizational standards for Specifications including: - MasterFormat - SectionFormat/PageFormat - PPDFormat Added material includes examples for comment document types, which can also be used as templates: Outline Specification; Short Form Specification; Certification and Seals Page; and Addendum This e-only book is an essential companion to the presentation or can stand alone as a necessary reference providing users ready access to key understanding of the methods of specifying; organizing structures for building information; and other components that should be considered in the preparation of a project manual.

Building Information Modeling

Author: Dana K. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118399231
Release Date: 2012-04-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The optimal approach to design, build, operate, and maintain buildings With this strategic guide to building information modeling (BIM), you’ll learn how to implement this new technology as part of a comprehensive systems approach to the design, construction, management, operation, maintenance, and use of buildings. The authors, among the leading experts and pioneers in BIM, show you how BIM supports more streamlined, integrated, and efficient business processes throughout the life cycle of buildings, from their initial conception through their eventual retirement or reuse. The result is better quality buildings, lower construction and operating costs, shorter project turnaround times, and a higher quality of building information to support better business decisions. Moreover, they set forth a plan for incorporating BIM into every organization’s existing workflows, enabling you to take full advantage of all the benefits that BIM offers. Everything you need to implement a BIM approach is set forth in detail, including: The business case for BIM, demonstrating how it can improve collaboration, facilitate better design and construction, optimize workflow, and help reduce risk Guidance for meeting the challenges of BIM such as an entrenched business culture, the proliferation of BIM tools, and the uneven rates of BIM adoption The “big picture” view showing how your organization can work with business partners and fit into the building life cycle in a BIM-enabled industry Throughout the book, sample documents and figures help you better understand the principles of BIM and how it works in practice. In addition, first-hand accounts show you exactly how adopters of BIM have gained a competitive edge. Architects, engineers, constructors, building owners, and facility managers can turn to this book to realize the full potential of BIM and radically improve the way buildings are designed, built, operated, and maintained.

The Architect s Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118174166
Release Date: 2011-09-26
Genre: Architecture

Architects must be proficient in a variety of business practices to contribute to, manage, or launch a successful firm. They are responsible for the same kind of legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative activities as any other professional. Within these broad categories, however, there are many details, including professional standards and documents, that are unique to the profession of architecture.

Working Drawing Manual

Author: Fred Stitt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070615543
Release Date: 1998-05-01
Genre: Architecture

Prepare flawless construction documents every time. How would you like to save up to 50% of the time and money spent on design services for your next building project? Working Drawing Manual, by Fred A. Stitt, gives you systematic checklists for quickly organizing and managing the huge mass of data needed to prepare accurate construction documents for any new building. Guaranteed to help you avoid costly delays, changes, job-site miscommunications and lawsuits, these handy checklists make it a snap to plan the scope and content of each set of drawings...decide exactly what needs to be drawn...and understand how each item in a drawing relates to others. With this easy-to-use guide, you can: make quick work of site plans, floor plans, interior and exterior elevations, roof plans, building cross sections, reflected ceiling plans, schedules, details and wall sections; stay on top of new technologies and code requirements; get up to speed on the New Uniform Drawing Format & CADD Layering Guidelines; improve your skills with the AIA CEU self-study module; and much more!

Expert CAD Management

Author: Robert Green
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470178531
Release Date: 2007-07-23
Genre: Computers

Get the strategies you need for successful CAD management in this one-of-a-kind resource. You’ll learn basics such as how to assign tasks, set budgets, and formulate ROI-and gradually delve into more complex issues such as managing intellectual property, selling ideas to management and end users, and configuring for specific engineering environments. This indispensable resource is packed with savvy insights, practical techniques, and real-world advice to broaden your technical, business, and management skills.

Landscape Architecture Documentation Standards

Author: Design Workshop
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470402177
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Genre: Architecture

Achieve better execution with the documentation standards behind an industry-leading firm Construction Documentation Standards and Best Practices for Landscape Architectural Design offers guidelines, methods, and techniques for creating more robust project documents. Developed and authored by one of the world's leading landscape architectural firms, this material has been field tested by Design Workshop's ten offices and 150 designers to ensure completeness, practicality, and effectiveness. The book provides an overview of the entire design and construction process in the context of actual documentation, with best practice standards for design document content, format, and graphics. Readers learn how to apply these practices to serve the specific needs of different projects, gaining a comprehensive understanding of how complete documentation better serves the project as a whole. Good documentation leads to good execution, which leads to better performance from the perspectives of durability, safety, and user enjoyment. This book presents a set of standards that serve as a roadmap of the design process, helping designers provide the complete documentation that the most highly executed projects require. Discover how documentation ties into project performance Learn the best practices for documenting every stage of the process Study actual project documents serving various project needs Gain documentation insights from one of the world's top firms Design Workshop has been an industry leader since 1969, with projects ranging from resorts, to wildlife refuges, to county master plans. The value of their insight is proven by the continued high performance of their projects across the U.S. and beyond, and this book contains the standards, techniques, and actual documentation behind this success. Better outcomes require better execution, which starts with the documentation standards presented inConstruction Documentation Standards and Best Practices for Landscape Architectural Design.

Architectural Drafting and Design

Author: Alan Jefferis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305890312
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Architecture

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process. The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered. This bestseller complements informational content with practical, hands-on material, including step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans--all presented via projects that can be completed using CAD drawing methods. This proven text equips readers with the knowledge and skills needed to complete the drawings that most municipalities require to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Architecture Reference Specification Book

Author: Julia McMorrough
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781610587815
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Architecture

DIV Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details—overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. The Architecture Reference & Specification Book contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. It distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and is an easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable—and most requested—types of architectural information. /div

The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide

Author: Construction Specifications Institute
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470940198
Release Date: 2010-12-07
Genre: Architecture

Get the must-have reference on standards and best practices for the delivery of a construction project. The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensive references specifi cally and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the construction process. Laying the foundation for this series, The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide provides fundamental knowledge for the documentation, administration, and successful delivery of construction projects. It also serves as the pivotal starting point for understanding CSI's core values, as well as a useful study aid for those wishing to obtain the Construction Documents Technologist certificate. This easy-to-follow guide: Is a great introduction to the construction process for the new practitioner. Functions as a ready reference for the experienced construction professional. Packaged with the book is an access code which allows access to a password-protected web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and samples of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat. The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide offers general information all construction professionals need for understanding their roles in the delivery of a construction project. Key principles are presented and discussed in detail to allow the reader to take full advantage of material covered in depth by the more specialized CSI Practice Guides. If you can own only one Practice Guide, this is the one to get.