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The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings

Author/EditorWakita O et.al. (Author)
Linde, Richard M. (Author)
Bakhoum, Nagy R. (Author)
ISBN: 9781118880524
Pub Date10/11/2017
BindingHardback
Pages688
Edition5th Ed
Dimensions (mm)279(h) * 221(w) * 41(d)
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.
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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.

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.

OSAMU A. WAKITA, HON. AIA, is a retired professor of architecture and former department chair at Los Angeles Harbor College. An award-winning educator of over 50 years, Osamu is recognized by the California Council of the American Institute of Architects as a leading authority on perspective drawing. NAGY R. BAKHOUM is a licensed architect and principal of Obelisk Architects in Torrance, California, and a Professor of Architecture in the Los Angeles Community College system. Nagy has worked on high-end residential and commercial projects around the world, and has over 20 years of experience as an educator. RICHARD M. LINDE, AIA, was a licensed architect and past president of the American Institute of Architects.

Preface xiii PART I PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 1 Chapter 1 Professional Foundations 3 The Physical Office 4 Office Structure 4 Resource Library 6 Architect/Client Relationship 7 Building 13 Building Information Modeling on Building Design 15 Chapter 2 Standards and Techniques, Hand Drafting, Computer-Aided Drafting, and Metrification 17 Standards and Techniques Introduction 18 Office Standards 31 The Dimensional Reference System 35 Freehand and Hand Drafting 36 Office Standards 44 National CAD Standards 65 Metrics 66 Conclusion 73 Chapter 3 Human Concerns and Building Information Modeling (BIM) 75 Introduction 76 Human Considerations 76 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 76 Building Information Modeling (BIM) 85 Chapter 4 Sustainable/Green Architecture 93 Environmental and Human Considerations 94 Sustainable Architecture 95 Natural Impact 95 Impact of Man 104 Mold 114 Energy Sources 115 Green Architecture 119 Future of Energy Sources 119 Chapter 5 Construction Materials and Methods 123 Building Materials 124 Wood as a Material 124 Wood Floor Systems 129 Wood Wall Systems 133 Wood Roof Systems 137 Concrete 142 Steel System 151 Steel Stud Wall Framing System 155 Steel Decking Roof System 155 Light Steel Roof Framing System 155 Masonry System 156 Composite Systems and Combinations of Materials 160 Chapter 6 Initial Preparation Phase for Construction Documents 169 Guidelines for Construction Documents 170 Transitioning from Schematic Drawings to Construction Documents 171 Building Code Requirements 172 Selecting the Primary Structural System 173 Requirements of Consultants 173 Regional Considerations 174 Energy Conservation 175 Project Programming 176 Interrelationship of Drawings 176 Project Book 183 PART II DOCUMENT EVOLUTION 207 Chapter 7 Site Analysis and Site Documents 209 Introduction 210 Site Analysis Defined 210 Site Analysis Applied 212 Soils and Geology Map 216 Site Plan 217 Grading Plan 223 Site and Grading Plan 230 Drainage Plan 234 Erosion and Sediment Control Plans 235 The Utility Plan 236 Circulation Plan 236 Landscape, Irrigation, and Drainage Plans 237 Conclusion 237 Chapter 8 Floor Plan 245 Floor Plans 246 Types of Floor Plans 249 Symbols 260 Other Floor-Plan Considerations 265 Drawing a Floor Plan with a Computer 269 Case Studies: Working Drawing Development 277 Chapter 9 Foundation and Roof Plans, Floor, and Roof Framing Systems 301 Introduction 302 Types of Foundations 302 Examples 311 Summary of Typical Conventions for Foundation Plan 317 Exterior and Interior Walls 318 A Steel Structure 319 Case Studies: Working Drawing Development 322 Roof Plans and Framing Systems 333 Floor Framing 355 Case Studies: Working Drawing Development 359 Chapter 10 Building Sections 379 Building Sections Defined 380 Drafting a Building Section 383 Types of Building Sections 385 Chapter 11 Exterior and Interior Elevations 401 Exterior Elevations 402 Material Designations 412 Drafting an Exterior Elevation 419 Weatherproofing 421 Drawing an Elevation with and without a Model 423 Case Studies: Working Drawing Development 425 Interior Elevations 431 Dimensions and Intersections 440 Drafting an Interior Elevation: Examples 441 Computers and Interior Elevations 443 Evolution of a Set of Interior Elevations 443 Case Studies: Working Drawing Development 450 Chapter 12 Schedules: Door, Windows, and Finish 453 Schedules Defined 454 Pictorial Schedules: Doors and Windows 455 Interior Finish Schedules 456 Additional Schedules 459 Structural Schedules 460 CAD-Generated and Computer-Drafted Schedules 46

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