The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings. 5th Edition

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  • 688 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings presents a comprehensive, highly visual introduction to the "second language" of architecture. This new fifth edition has been updated to reflect the latest BIM technology and workflows, and includes an expanded discussion of dimensioning and layering systems that align with the latest AIA standards. New case studies and sample ADA project drawings provide a real–world link between practice and production, while hundreds of expert drawings clearly communicate industry standards and techniques.

  • Master the foundational skills of architectural drawing including hand drafting, CAD, BIM, materials and methods, sustainability considerations, and construction documentation
  • Produce high–quality interior and exterior elevations to map out a project′s essential details for grading, utilities, landscape, doors and windows, stairs and elevators, and other architectural features
  • Understand the difference in approach between new construction and alterations of existing structures, including historical preservation and restoration
  • Work through detailed case studies featuring schematics and working drawings for projects of different sizes, structure type, and use

From the fundamentals of measurement and scale to advanced Building Information Modeling and construction documentation, The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings provides a solid grounding in the essential skills of the field.

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Preface xiii


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


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 461

Schedules Using BIM 463

Chapter 13 Architectural Details and Vertical Links (Stairs/Elevators) 469

Architectural Details 470

Freehand Detail Sketches 470


Chapter 14 Additions/Alterations, Historical Preservation (Restoration), and Tenant Improvements 507

Additions/Alterations 508

Tenant Improvement Introduction 512

Existing Buildings 512

Existing Floor Level—Madison–B Building 512

Development of Working Drawings—Keim Building 514

Working Drawings 525

Chapter 15 BIM via Revit 537

Building Information Modeling (BIM) 538

Architectural Working Drawings 539

Floor Plan 540

Pre–Revit 544

Revit 545

Revit—Working Drawings 549


Chapter 16 One–Story Conventional Wood–Framed Structures 561

Introduction 562

Design and Schematic Drawings 563

Evolution of the Working Drawings 563

Chapter 17 Construction Documents for a Two–Story, Wood–Framed Residence with BIM 585

Introduction 586

BIM–Drawn Two–Story Wood–Framed Residence 619

Chapter 18 Clay Theater—Steel/Masonry Structure; Margaux—Masonry Structure 643

Introduction 644

Conceptual Design: Site and Client Requirements for Clay Theater 644

Design Development Punch List 644

Initial Schematic Studies 644

Margaux—Masonry Building 648

Index 665

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Osamu A. Wakita
Nagy R. Bakhoum
Richard M. Linde
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