Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Understanding Construction Drawings 6e, Mark W. Huth


Understanding Construction Drawings 6th Edition PDF Download Ebook. Mark W. Huth provides a thorough guide to reading, understanding, and working with construction drawings. Now updated to reflect the 2012 International Building Code and 2012 International Residential Code, the book includes accurate, up-to-date information on current materials, practices, and standards to prepare you for career success in modern building trades.

The book is designed from start to finish for real-world relevance, with topics organized based on actual construction processes, realistic construction drawings integrated into chapter content, hundreds of practical questions and activities, and full-size residential and commercial construction prints. Author highlights a range of real construction projects - from residential dwellings to commercial structures. This enhanced edition combines information and a hands-on approach to learning.

The text provides thorough coverage that builds the foundation for a broad understanding of the entire construction process. The book begins with a simple duplex home that focuses readers on the fundamentals of views, lines, basic dimensioning, and symbols. Next, coverage of a multi-level single family home goes into more depth in orienting and cross-referencing drawings.

The third section explores multifamily construction and is accompanied by more complex drawings for practice and more advanced interpretations. A new feature highlights information on environmental considerations such as energy efficiency, sustainable materials, and "green" building practices, emphasizing the growing importance of these concepts in the modern construction industry.

The final portion of the book introduces students to elements of commercial construction, including structural steel, masonry, and reinforced concrete. An extensive set of drawings packaged with the book illustrates each building so that students can apply important skills and gain a "real-world" understanding of construction drawings in an engaging way.

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