Understanding Construction Drawings: For Housing And Small Business

Paperback | October 24, 2014

byTom Stephenson

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Understanding Construction Drawings for Housing and Small Buildings, Third Edition is the only Canadian textbook on the market designed to help students learn to read the construction drawings used to communicate information about buildings. Included with the text are five sets of fully detailed construction drawings from different companies. These drawings cover both metric and imperial units of measurement and cover various perspectives and layouts, providing students with hands-on visuals for their learning. This text references the most up-to-date National Building Code of Canada and has been updated with additional content and information pertaining to sustainable building practices, energy efficiency, building information modelling (BIM) and three-dimensional (3D) images, engineered flooring systems, and more.  Understanding Construction Drawings for Housing and Small Buildings provides students in the building trades with straightforward, step-by-step guidance to master the skill of reading and understanding construction drawings, opening the door for numerous career choices not only on construction sites but also in other industries related to housing.

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Understanding Construction Drawings for Housing and Small Buildings, Third Edition is the only Canadian textbook on the market designed to help students learn to read the construction drawings used to communicate information about buildings. Included with the text are five sets of fully detailed construction drawings from different c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 11 × 9 × 1 inPublished:October 24, 2014Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176531556

ISBN - 13:9780176531553

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Construction Drawings: An OverviewChapter 2: Measurement Systems, Scales, and Line TypesChapter 3: Elevation and Floor-Plan DrawingsChapter 4: Abbreviations, Hatchings, Symbols, Construction Notes, and Detail DrawingsChapter 5: Reading Site Plans, Zoning, The Permit Process, and Building Code EnforcementChapter 6: Footings, Foundations, Dampproofing, and WaterproofingChapter 7: Methods Of Residential Construction and Floor FramingChapter 8: Wall FramingChapter 9: Roof FramingChapter 10: Exterior Finishes: Walls, Roofs, and Concrete SlabsChapter 11: Mechanical and Electrical Sub-TradesChapter 12: The Building EnvelopeChapter 13: Interior Finishes, Kitchens, and StairsChapter 14: Specifications and ContractsChapter 15: An Introduction To Drawings and Details for Renovation and Multiple-Unit BuildingsChapter 16: Introduction To Small Buildings And Institutional Commercial Industrial (ICI) Type DrawingsAppendix A: Assignment Answers Appendix B: Math Review Appendix C: Squaring a Corner Using the Pythagorean Formula Appendix D: Calculating Headroom for Stairs Appendix E: Web References