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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Delmar Publishers Inc; 6 edition (Feb. 12 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285061020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1285061023
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
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Preface. Part I: DRAWINGS-THE LANGUAGE OF CONSTRUCTION. 1. The Design-Construction Sequence and the Design Professions. 2. Views. 3. Scales. 4. Alphabet of Lines. 5. Use of Symbols. 6. Plan Views. 7. Elevations. 8. Sections and Details. Part I Test. Part II: READING DRAWINGS FOR TRADE INFORMATION. 9. Clearing and Rough Grading the Site. 10. Locating the Building. 11. Site Utilities. 12. Footings. 13. Foundation Walls. 14. Drainage, Insulation, and Concrete Slabs. 15. Framing Systems. 16. Columns, Piers, and Girders. 17. Floor Framing. 18. Laying Out Walls and Partitions. 19. Framing Openings in Walls. 20. Roof Construction Terms. 21. Roof Trusses. 22. Common Rafters. 23. Hip and Valley Framing. 24. Cornices. 25. Windows and Doors. 26. Exterior Wall Coverings. 27. Decks. 28. Finishing Site Work. 29. Fireplaces. 30. Stairs. 31. Insulation and Room Finishing. 32. Cabinets. 33. Lake House Specifications Part II Test. Part III: MULTIFAMILY CONSTRUCTION. 34. Orienting the Drawings. 35. Town House Construction 36. Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning 37. Electrical. Part III Test. Part IV: Heavy COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION. Unit 38. Heavt Commercial Construction. Unit 39. Coordination of Drawings. Unit 40. Structural Drawings. Unit 41. HVAC & Plumbing Drawings. Unit 42. Electrical Drawings. Part IV Test. Appendix A - School Addition Master Keynote Appendix B - Math Reviews. Appendix C - Material Symbols in Sections. Appendix D - Plumbing Symbols. Appendix E - Electrical Symbols. Appendix F - Abbreviations. Glossay. Index.

About the Author

Mark Huth is a former editor at Delmar Cengage Learning, a role that took him inside hundreds of classrooms and allowed him to glean the best teaching methods for his students and readers. He travels extensively throughout North America, gaining first-hand knowledge of construction methods and materials. In addition to BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR CONSTRUCTION, he is the author of several other respected texts on construction principles, technology, and mathematics. Mr. Huth has also taught high school building construction and worked as a professional carpenter and subcontractor. He holds a master of science degree in curriculum and instruction, as well as permanent certification in building construction from the New York State Education Department.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Title misrepresents content when it comes to the electronic version! Nov. 15 2014
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If you need the supplemental content drawing as stated in the "with Drawings" do not get the e-textbook, you are unfortunately forced to waste paper. I would be better if they would remove electronic verson of this item from the book store and stick solely with the version that does not state "with Drawings".

Very disappointed when we are all trying to preserve natural resources.
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Good Book ! Sept. 19 2013
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Great book with good explanations ! I'm still using it but it was a good purchase ! I would reccomend this product !
Does NOT include ESSENTIAL drawings. Even though title says so.... Jan. 22 2015
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Item received in time for class (Thank you). ESSENTIAL drawings REQUIRED with this book were NOT INCLUDED. Description and title say 'WITH drawings'. Not pleased.
Five Stars Dec 15 2014
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good service Amazon. I like the book.
Four Stars Aug. 22 2015
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Good seller and book