Written to meet the most recent editions of IRC and IBC, this exceptional, full-color fifth edition is designed for beginning, intermediate, and advanced architectural drafters and CAD operators alike. Architectural Drafting and Design, 5E features the basics of residential design through the various types of projects that a designer or architect would likely complete during the actual design process. Coverage begins with an introduction to architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to the site and structure. A hallmark of this best-seller is its step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans, with projects that can be completed using either CAD or manual drawing methods. Readers will come away with the knowledge needed to complete each of the drawings required by most municipalities to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence. Comprehensive coverage also explores the field of commercial drafting, as well as basic materials used for construction, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction.
A very great book for the architect or design student
By A Customer - October 27, 1998
This book is great. It has everything in it you need to know about different architect and design terms. There are also a lot of floor plan sketches in it to show you how they are done. This book has many units on individual topics. The plumbing section is interesting along with the electrical. I reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in studying architect or drafting. This is a great book to solve all of your worries about the field of architecture.
Great for a newcomer to the architectural world
By "cwtahoe" - September 25, 2002
I bought it used (1996 edition)at a bargain rate, in top condition. I'm changing from mechanical to architectural design and the book is priceless for me. It has all the basics, and lots of details. The book is a textbook with assignments and tests. Saves going to class. The focus is on design rather than CAD.
This Is An Outstanding Textbook
By Larry Cohn - October 19, 2010
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Architectural Drafting and Design textbook. It is one of the most comprehensive, clear, well-organized, easy-to-read textbooks of its type. If you plan on preparing to take the test to be ADDA certified, or just desire a great depth and breadth of the subject, this is the book for you. It is an incredible book that you will absolutely love reading and studying. The foundational knowledge and understanding you will gain from it is invaluable and worth every minute of your time. Thank you, David Madsen and Alan Jefferis, for writing it.