Now in it's 2nd Edition Architect's Handbook of Construction Detailing
The Architect’s Handbook of Construction Detailing presents ready-to-use building details you can use to produce construction drawings ... design and develop custom details ... prepare specifications ... and check your existing drawings.
You’ll be amazed by the incredibly broad range of architectural details that’s covered ... from concrete construction to finishes. And each drawing is numbered according to the CSI MasterFormat system, making it easy to produce drawings with time-saving keynoting.
For each of the more than 200 details featured here you get:
- A brief description of the detail, along with the limitations on using it
- Specific guidelines for modifying the detail and fitting it into the context of your own design
- Likely failure points for each each detail alert you to common problems in its design and construction
- Material and installation requirements for components of the detail are listed according to the keynote numbering system used in the detail
All of the information is presented in concise, easy-to-follow lists and notations so that you don’t waste time wading through lengthy text. What’s more, Appendices provide the full title of ASTM and other industry standards referred to in the book, as well as sources for additional information.
Best of all, this Handbook places a special emphasis on the key areas where you are most likely to encounter problems, such as exterior cladding, roofing, doors and masonry. New sections in this Second Edition cover concrete with insulation, altoclaved aerated concrete, glass fiber-reinforced concrete panels, precase concrete with insulation, multistory wood framing, and much more.