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Understanding Construction Drawings: For Housing and Small Business, 4th Edition

  • Tom Stephenson
  • ISBN-10: 0176796169
  • ISBN-13: 9780176796167
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2012, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2019 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Whether you are a carpenter, HVAC installer, electrician, or general contractor, you must be able to understand construction drawings. An ability to efficiently locate information in different parts of a drawing and effectively cross-reference information between drawings can mean the difference between a successful construction project or one plagued by costly mistakes and delays. Understanding Construction Drawings, Fourth Edition, is the only Canadian textbook designed to help students learn to read the drawings that are used to communicate information about buildings. Included with the text are five sets of fully detailed construction drawings from different companies. These drawings cover both metric and imperial units of measurement and cover various perspectives and layouts, providing students with hands-on visuals for their learning. Understanding Construction Drawings provides students in the building trades with straightforward, step-by-step guidance to master the skill of reading and understanding construction drawings, opening the door for numerous career choices—not only on construction sites, but also in other industries related to housing. • References most up-to-date National Building Code of Canada • More details and information on sustainable building practices • Information and photos about energy efficiency • An overview of building information modelling (BIM) and three-dimensional (3-D) images of the model house used throughout the text • Information on engineered flooring systems and ICF details • Details about roof framing • Detailed information on concrete strengths and conversion factors • NBC requirements regarding the notching and drilling of dimensional lumber • Includes five sets of blueprint drawings, updated and improved for the new edition • Instructor Resources include five full sets of drawings, Instructor’s Manual, Test Bank and Cognero TB, and PowerPoint slides

Features

  • Because this is a Canadian text, it covers two systems of measurement. The first and official system is the metric system; the other is the imperial system.

  • Five primary sets of drawings, as well as numerous section details, are used throughout this text.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

Chapter 1: Construction and Construction Drawings: An Overview
Chapter 2: Measurement Systems, Scales, and Line Types
Chapter 3: Elevation and Floor-Plan Drawings
Chapter 4: Abbreviations, Hatchings, Symbols, Construction Notes, and Detail Drawings
Chapter 5: Reading Site Plans, Zoning, The Permit Process, and Building Code Enforcement
Chapter 6: Footings, Foundations, Dampproofing, and Waterproofing
Chapter 7: Methods of Residential Construction and Floor Framing
Chapter 8: Wall Framing
Chapter 9: Roof Framing
Chapter 10: Exterior Finishes: Walls, Roofs, and Concrete Slabs
Chapter 11: Mechanical and Electrical Sub-trades
Chapter 12: The Building Envelope
Chapter 13: Interior Finishes, Kitchens, and Stairs
Chapter 14: Specifications and Contracts
Chapter 15: An Introduction to Drawings and Details for Renovation and Multiple-Unit Buildings
Chapter 16: Introduction to Small Buildings and Institutional Commercial Industrial (ICI) Type Drawings

Appendix A: Assignment Answers
Appendix B: Math Review
Appendix C: Squaring a Corner Using the Pythagorean Formula
Appendix D: Calculating Headroom for Stairs
Appendix E: Web References

Glossary
Index

New to this edition

  • This edition is updated and references the National Building Code (2015 NBC) of Canada as its reference for code-related issues. Your province may have its own provincial code adapted from the NBC, and many of the reference parts may be the same. Building codes change all the time, so always make sure that you are using the current applicable building code.
  • More details and information on sustainable building practices
  • Information and photos about energy efficiency and upgrades to the drawings on required insulation levels
  • An overview of building information modelling (BIM) and three-dimensional (3-D) images of the model house used throughout the text
  • Information on engineered flooring systems and ICF details
  • Details about roof framing
  • Detailed information on concrete strengths and conversion factors
  • NBC requirements regarding the notching and drilling of dimensional lumber

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

eBook: Understanding Construction Drawings: For Housing and Small Business  (ISBN-10: 0176853146 | ISBN-13: 9780176853143)
Online Only Instructor Resources for Stephenson's Understanding Construction Drawings: For Housing and Small Business  (ISBN-10: 0176853111 | ISBN-13: 9780176853112)
Nelson Testing, Powered by Cognero® Instant Access for Stephenson's Understanding Construction Drawings: For Housing and Small Business  (ISBN-10: 0176853138 | ISBN-13: 9780176853136)
Understanding Construction Drawings: For Housing and Small Business, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 0176853103 | ISBN-13: 9780176853105)
VitalSource eBook: Understanding Construction Drawings: For Housing and Small Business  (ISBN-10: 0176853154 | ISBN-13: 9780176853150)

Student Supplements

eBook: Understanding Construction Drawings: For Housing and Small Business  (ISBN-10: 0176853146 | ISBN-13: 9780176853143)
Understanding Construction Drawings: For Housing and Small Business, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 0176853103 | ISBN-13: 9780176853105)