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!

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.

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.

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.

The Architecture Student s Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118174210
Release Date: 2011-09-26
Genre: Architecture

Written by The American Institute of Architects, this is the definitive textbook on practice issues written specifically for architecture students. Specifically written for emerging architects, this is the first unabbreviated guide specifically for architecture students about to begin their careers. It is required reading in a professional practice course that architecture students must take within their final two years of school.

Architectural Graphic Standards

Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119312734
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Architecture

The gold-standard design and documentation reference for students Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition condenses key information from the definitive industry reference to provide students with a powerful learning resource. Covering design and documentation for a variety of projects, this book offers extensive visuals backed by expert discussion to prepare students for work in a modern professional practice. This new 12th edition has been significantly updated to provide the latest information on important architectural developments and movements, with detailed coverage of sustainability, economy, technology, and more alongside current building standards and best practices. The companion website features sample curricula, student exercises, and classroom projects to aid the understanding of developing designers, and links to additional resources include professional associations, manufacturers' websites, and architectural articles to help students stay up-to-date as the field continues to evolve. Architectural Graphic Standards is the gold-standard reference for practicing architects, engineers, and builders; this Student Edition introduces key elements in a way that's relevant to the budding designer, along with ancillary materials that facilitate internalization. Delve into the design and documentation process for building materials and elements, as used in today's real-world practice Discover the latest advances in sustainability, digital fabrication, building information modeling, and more Learn the building standards and best practices for a wide variety of architectural details Examine thousands of illustrations, richly detailed graphics, PowerPoint slides, and links to additional resources Simply "knowing" graphic and documentation standards is not enough; future architects and engineers must develop an instinctual understanding and reflexive use of much of this material. Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition provides the depth and breadth of coverage they need, and the expert guidance that will help them succeed.

The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings

Author: Osamu A. Wakita
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118880852
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: Architecture

The detailed, highly illustrated, comprehensive guide to architectural working drawings The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings is a complete guide to the skills you need to create a set of drawings that clearly and effectively communicate your design. Covering everything from site, floor, framing, and foundation plans to building sections and elevations, this book presents crucial concepts and real-world techniques architects rely on every day. You'll learn the standards, customs, regulations, and symbols, alongside computer-generated drawings, 3D modeling, Building Information Modeling, and other architectural technology. This new fifth edition includes updated information on sustainability concepts, layering systems in line with AIA standards, deeper explorations of dimensioning, more sample ADA drawings, and a new selection of case studies that offer a real-world glimpse into how these topics relate to the architect's everyday work. Hundreds of drawings demonstrate important skills and concepts, and online ancillary materials offer a robust set of resources to students and instructors. Architectural drawings must be precise, accurate, and complete; they must follow certain standards that make them universally understood in the proper context. This book teaches you how to produce professional-level drawings that leave no room for questions or confusion. Create architectural drawings that effectively communicate your design Learn techniques used in both residential and light commercial projects Investigate BIM, 3D modeling, and other architectural technologies Understand dimensioning, sustainability, ADA standards, and more Architects use drawings as a second language, to effectively communicate ideas to clients, contractors, builders, and other design professionals throughout all stages of the project. The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings teaches you how to become fluent in the visual language of architecture, to communicate more effectively with all project stakeholders.

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.

Residential Design Drafting and Detailing

Author: Alan Jefferis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285712581
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Genre: Architecture

Master the skills most important for drawing, detailing, and designing residential structures with RESIDENTIAL DESIGN, DRAFTING, AND DETAILING, 2E. This step-by-step presentation centers exclusively on residential, familiarizing readers with standard construction practices involving wood, engineered materials, steel, and concrete as well as the latest green concepts and alternative materials. Updates throughout this edition reflect the latest standards, codes and guidelines, including the 2012 International Residential Code. Readers concentrate on CAD techniques using the guidelines from the United States National CAD - Standard--V5. Professional examples from architects, engineers, and designers as well as activities using actual architectural drawings and designs place readers into the role of professional CAD technicians. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Architectural Graphic Standards

Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: UCSD:31822034533398
Release Date: 2007-03-30
Genre: Architecture

Since 1932, the ten editions of Architectural Graphic Standards have been referred to as the "architect's bible." From site excavation to structures to roofs, this book is the first place to look when an architect is confronted with a question about building design. With more than 8,000 architectural illustrations, including both reference drawings and constructible architectural details, this book provides an easily accessible graphic reference for highly visual professionals. To celebrate seventy-five years as the cornerstone of an industry, this commemorative Eleventh Edition is the most thorough and significant revision of Architectural Graphic Standards in a generation. Substantially revised to be even more relevant to today's design professionals, it features: An entirely new, innovative look and design created by Bruce Mau Design that includes a modern page layout, bold second color, and new typeface Better organized-- a completely new organization structure applies the UniFormat(r) classification system which organizes content by function rather than product or material Expanded and updated coverage of inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategies Environmentally-sensitive and sustainable design is presented and woven throughout including green materials, LEEDS standards, and recyclability A bold, contemporary new package--as impressive closed as it is open, the Eleventh Edition features a beveled metal plate set in a sleek, black cloth cover Ribbon Markers included as a convenient and helpful way to mark favorite and well used spots in the book All New material Thoroughly reviewed and edited by hundreds of building science experts and experienced architects, all new details and content including: new structural technologies, building systems, and materials emphasis on sustainable construction, green materials, LEED standards, and recyclability expanded and updated coverage on inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategies computing technologies including Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD/CAM new information on regional and international variations accessibility requirements keyed throughout the text new standards for conducting, disseminating, and applying architectural research New and improved details With some 8,500 architectural illustrations, including both reference drawings and constructible architectural details, Architectural Graphic Standards continues to be the industry's leading, easily accessible graphic reference for highly visual professionals.

Digital Drawing for Designers

Author: Douglas R. Seidler
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781609014117
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Genre: Architecture

This textbook teaches AutoCAD by relating to the visual world. Beginning with the basics, it progresses through architectural graphic standards enabling students to create drawings that effectively communicate their design ideas. Clear, concise and visual, this AutoCAD guide speaks directly to the needs of architects and interior designers.

Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD 2019

Author: Ashleigh Fuller
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781630572013
Release Date: 2018-06-29
Genre:

Technical Drawing 101 covers topics ranging from the most basic, such as making freehand, multiview sketches of machine parts, to the advanced—creating an AutoCAD dimension style containing the style settings defined by the ASME Y14.5-2009 Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard. But unlike the massive technical drawing reference texts on the market, Technical Drawing 101 aims to present just the right mix of information and projects that can be reasonably covered by faculty, and assimilated by students, in one semester. Both mechanical and architectural projects are introduced to capture the interest of more students and to offer a broader appeal. The authors have also created extensive video training (120 videos, 15 hours total) that is included with every copy of the book. In these videos the authors start off by getting students comfortable with the user interface and demonstrating how to use many of AutoCAD's commands and features. The videos progress to more advanced topics where the authors walk students through completing several of the projects in the book. The CAD portion of the text incorporates drafting theory whenever possible and covers the basics of drawing setup (units, limits, and layers), the tools of the Draw, Modify, and Dimension toolbars, and the fundamentals of 3D modeling. By focusing on the fundamental building blocks of CAD, Technical Drawing 101 provides a solid foundation for students going on to learn advanced CAD concepts and techniques (paper space, viewports, xrefs, annotative scaling, etc.) in intermediate CAD courses. In recognition of the diverse career interests of our students, Technical Drawing 101 includes projects in which students create working drawings for a mechanical assembly as well as for an architectural project. We include architectural drawing because our experience has shown that many (if not most) first-semester drafting students are interested in careers in the architectural design field, and that a traditional technical drawing text, which focuses solely on mechanical drawing projects, holds little interest for these students. The multidisciplinary approach of this text and its supporting materials are intended to broaden the appeal of the curriculum and increase student interest and, it is hoped, future enrollments.

Uniform Drawing Format Manual

Author: Fred A. Stitt
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: UOM:39015042571193
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Computers

"No more expensive omissions, duplications, miscommunications, or confusion in architectural and engineering documents - that's the promise of the new Construction Specifications Institute/American Institute of Architects CAD drawing standards. Page after page, this handy guidebook eases all aspects of incorporating the new standards into your practice. Fred Stitt's Uniform Drawing Format Manual gives you both an integrated drawing format system and flexibility in its application. Stitt shows you how to improve on the official systems for projects large and small, and custom-tailor systematic CAD and production standards that exactly suit your needs."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Architects Data

Author: Ernst Neufert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405192538
Release Date: 2012-03-26
Genre: Architecture

This text is an essential aid in the initial design and planning of a building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers user requirements, planning criteria, basic dimensions and considerations of function and siting.