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 Architects 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 planningGrading and drainageSoilsSite improvementsLandscaping and irrigationGreen architectureConcreteMasonryMetalsWoodThermal and moisture protectionDoors, windows, and glassFinishesSpecialtiesEquipmentInteriorsAssembliesConveying systemsPlumbing and HVACLighting and electrical
Architects Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design 4/E: First-Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design 4/E (Revised)
ISBN 13: 9781282543102
Publication Date: May 27, 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Author: John Guthrie Jr.
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