Synopses & Reviews
Learn the basic skills needed to draw, detail, and design residential structures using standard construction practices involving wood, engineered materials, steel, concrete, and concrete block, as well as using "green" construction practices. CAD techniques based on the 2006 International Building Code are at the heart of this book that teaches methods to complete all the drawings needed to obtain a residential building permit. A host of real-world problems expose readers to a variety of drafting experiences and require them to go through the same thought processes that a professional CAD technician faces daily, including view layout, dimension placement, section placement, and more.
Philip Reed, Old Dominion University, VA.: I really like the material on green techniques and heavy emphasis on codes. I think this is something that is missing from AD&D. I also like the idea of a chapter on remodeling and renovations.
Leroy Crist, Southeastern CC, IA.: I would be interested in seriously reviewing it for adoption consideration. It looks superior to any of the current texts I have reviewed.
About the Author
A prolific author and respected instructor, Mr. Alan Jefferis, has taught drafting technology at Clackamas Community College, an Authorized AutoCAD Training Center, for more than thirty-one years. Prior to that, Mr. Jefferis taught for four years at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. He brings a wealth of professional experience to his writing, including eight years of drafting for structural engineers and thirty years of residential designing. Mr. Jefferis currently owns Residential Designs. He is a former Autodesk Developer Network member and a former member of the A.I.B.D. Mr. Jefferis obtained his BS degree from San Diego State University in 1972. He has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks on architectural drafting and design and effectively working with AutoCAD.
Table of Contents
SECTION I- INTRODUCTION TO RESIDENTIAL DESIGN 1. Professionals Architectural Careers 2. Preparing for Success 3. Computer-Aided Design and Drafting in Architecture 4. Building Codes and Interior Design 5. Interior Design Considerations 6. Exterior Design Factors 7. Site Design SECTION II. SITE PLANS 8. Site Plan Considerations and Drawings Requirements 9. Site Related Drawing Layout SECTION III. FLOOR PLAN and SUPPLEMENTAL DRAWINGS 10. Floor Plan Symbols, Annotation and Dimensions 11. Completing a Floor Plan 12. Electrical Design and Drawings 13. Plumbing Systems 14. Comfort Control Systems SECTION IV. ROOF PLANS. 15 Roof Plan Components 16. Roof Plan Layout SECTION V. ELEVATIONS 17. Introduction to Elevations 18. Elevation Layout and Drawing Techniques 19. Interior Finish Materials and Cabinets SECTION VI. FRAMING METHODS AND PLANS 20. Framing Methods 21. Structural Components 22. Design Criteria For Structural Loading 23. Sizing Joists, Rafters, and Beams 24. Drawing Framing Plans SECTION VII. FOUNDATIONS PLANS. 25. Foundation Systems 26. Floor Systems and Foundation Support 27. Foundation Plan Layout SECTION VIII. DETAILS AND SECTIONS 28. Sectioning Basics 29. Section Layout 30. Stair Construction and Layout 31. Fireplace Construction and Layout SECTION IX. 32. Creating drawings for Remodels, Restorations, and Additions