Architectural Drafting and Design


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Preface. Acknowledgments. Prologue. Part I: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND DRAFTING. 1. The World of Professional Architecture. 2. Architectural Drafting Format. 3. United States National CAD Standard. 4. Computer-Aided Design and Drafting in Architecture. 5. Architectural Lines and Text. 6. Sketching Applications. 7. Construction Procedures. Part II: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN. 8. Construction Specifications. 9. Guidelines and Required Codes that Affect Building Design. 10. Room Relationships and Sizes. 11. Exterior Design Factors. 12. Conservation and Environmental Design and Construction. Part III: SITE PLANNING. 13. Site Orientation. 14. Legal Descriptions and Site Plan Requirements. 15. Site Plan Layout. Part IV: THE FLOOR PLAN. 16. Floor Plan Symbols. 17. Floor Plan Dimensions and Notes. 18. Floor Plan Layout. Part V: SUPPLEMENTAL FLOOR PLAN DRAWINGS. 19. Electrical Plans. 20. Plumbing Plans. 21. Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning. Part VI: ROOF PLANS. 22. Roof Plan Components. 23. Roof Plan Layout. Part VII: ELEVATIONS. 24. Introduction to Elevations. 25. Elevation Layout and Drawing Techniques. 26. Millwork and Cabinet Technology, Cabinet Elevations, and Layout. Part VIII: FRAMING METHODS AND PLANS. 27. Environmentally Friendly Framing Methods. 28. Structural Components of Framed Construction. 29. Design Criteria for Structural Loading. 30. Sizing Joists and Rafters Using Span Tables. 31. Determining Beam Sizes. 32. Drawing Framing Plans. Part IX: FOUNDATION PLANS. 33. Foundation Systems. 34. Floor Systems and Foundation Support. 35. Foundation Plan Layout. Part X: WALL SECTIONS AND DETAILS. 36. Sectioning Basics. 37. Section Layout. 38. Alternative Layout Techniques. 39. Stair Construction and Layout. 40 Fireplace Construction and Layout. Part XI: COMMERCIAL DRAFTING. 41. Building Codes and Commercial Design. 42. Common Commercial Construction Materials. 43. Commercial Construction Projects. 44. Commercial Drafting. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

A prolific author and respected instructor, Alan Jefferis has taught drafting technology at Clackamas Community College, an Authorized AutoCAD(R) Training Center, for more than 31 years. Prior to that, Mr. Jefferis taught for four years at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. He brings a wealth of professional experience to his writing, including eight years of drafting for structural engineers and 35 years of residential designing. Mr. Jefferis is currently the principal owner of Residential Designs, a design firm specializing in custom, energy-efficient homes. He is a former Autodesk(R) Developer Network member and a former member of the A.I.B.D. Mr. Jefferis obtained his B.S. degree from San Diego State University in 1972 and has authored or co-authored numerous textbooks on architectural drafting and design and effectively working with AutoCAD. David A. Madsen is the president of Madsen Designs, Incorporated ( He is an emeritus faculty member of drafting technology and the Autodesk(R) Premier Training Center at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon, where he was an instructor and department chairperson for nearly 30 years. In addition to community college experience, Mr. Madsen was a drafting technology instructor at Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon. He is a former member of the American Design and Drafting Association (ADDA) Board of Directors, and he was honored by the ADDA with director emeritus status. He has extensive experience in mechanical drafting, architectural design and drafting, and building construction. Mr. Madsen holds an M.Ed. in vocational administration and a B.S. in industrial education. David P. Madsen is the president of Engineering Drafting and Design, Inc., and the vice president of Madsen Designs, Incorporated ( Mr. Madsen provides drafting and design consultation and training for all disciplines and has been a professional design drafter since 1996, with extensive experience in a variety of drafting, design, and engineering fields. He has provided drafting and computer-aided design and drafting instruction to secondary and postsecondary learners since 1999 and has considerable experience in curriculum and program coordination and development. Mr. Madsen holds an M.S. in educational policy, foundations, and administrative studies, with a specialization in postsecondary, adult, and continuing education. He also holds a B.S. in technology education and an A.S. in general studies and drafting.

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