The Architect's Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design 4/e: First-step…

Paperback | March 1, 2010

byJohn Guthrie

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The Essentials of Building Design--at Your Fingertips!

Fully updated with the 2009 IBC International Building Code, this practical guide delivers the key data you need in every step of an architectural project--from initial planning and estimating through design and completion. The Architect's Portable Handbook, Fourth Edition, provides the latest code and cost information, along with a wealth of easy-to-follow diagrams, charts, tables, and checklists for building materials, components, and assemblies. This is a must-have on-the-job companion for every design professional.

Get practical coverage of:

  • Land planning
  • Grading and drainage
  • Soils
  • Site improvements
  • Landscaping and irrigation
  • Green architecture
  • Concrete
  • Masonry
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Thermal and moisture protection
  • Doors, windows, and glass
  • Finishes
  • Specialties
  • Equipment
  • Interiors
  • Assemblies
  • Conveying systems
  • Plumbing and HVAC
  • Lighting and electrical

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The Essentials of Building Design--at Your Fingertips!Fully updated with the 2009 IBC International Building Code, this practical guide delivers the key data you need in every step of an architectural project--from initial planning and estimating through design and completion. The Architect's Portable Handbook, Fourth Edition, provides...

John Patten (Pat) Guthrie, AIA is principal of John Pat Guthrie Architects, Inc. A licensed architect in 13 states, he is the author of McGraw-Hill's Cross Check: Integrating Building Systems and Working Drawings.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.93 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book; Use this table as a checklist for the design of buildings; Part 1. General; Part 2. Site; Part 3. Concrete; Part 4. Masonry; Part 5. Metals; Part 6. Wood; Part 7. Thermal and Moisture Protection; Part 8. Doors, Windows and Glass; Part 9. Finishes; Part 10. Specialties; Part 11. Equipment; Part 12. Interiors; Part 13. Assemblies; Part 14. Mechanical; Part 15. Lighting and Electrical; Appendix A: Building-Type Data; Appendix B: Location Data; References; Acknowledgments; Index