The Architecture Reference Specification Book

Author: Julia McMorrough
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 9781592538485
Size: 13.38 MB
Format: PDF
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Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details—overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. The Architecture Reference & Specification Book contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. It distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and is an easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable—and most requested—types of architectural information.

The Architecture Reference Specification Book Revised Updated

Author: Julia McMorrough
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 163159379X
Size: 16.84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Most architectural standards references contain thousands of pages of details, overwhelmingly more than architects need to know to know on any given day. The updated and revised edition of Architecture Reference & Specification contains vital information that's essential to planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, all in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere. It distills the data provided in standard architectural volumes and is an easy-to-use reference for the most indispensable--and most requested--types of architectural information.

Materials Structures And Standards

Author: Julia McMorrough
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 9781592531936
Size: 19.33 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Contains information for planning and executing architectural projects of all shapes and sizes, in a format that is small enough to carry anywhere, distilling the data provided in standard architectural volumes in an easy-to-use reference form and supplying the most indispensable--and most requested--types of architectural information.

Building Construction

Author: Gang Chen
Publisher: ArchiteG, Inc.
ISBN: 9780984374144
Size: 19.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn the Tips, Become One of Those Who Know Building Construction and Architectural Practice, and Thrive! For architectural practice and building design and construction industry, there are two kinds of people: those who know, and those who don't. The tips of building design and construction and project management have been undercover-until now. Most of the existing books on building construction and architectural practice are too expensive, too complicated, and too long to be practical and helpful. This book simplifies the process to make it easier to understand and uncovers the tips of building design and construction and project management. It sets up a solid foundation and fundamental framework for this field. It covers every aspect of building construction and architectural practice in plain and concise language and introduces it to all people. Through practical case studies, it demonstrates the efficient and proper ways to handle various issues and problems in architectural practice and building design and construction industry. It is for ordinary people and aspiring young architects as well as seasoned professionals in the construction industry. For ordinary people, it uncovers the tips of building construction; for aspiring architects, it works as a construction industry survival guide and a guidebook to shorten the process in mastering architectural practice and climbing up the professional ladder; for seasoned architects, it has many checklists to refresh their memory. It is an indispensable reference book for ordinary people, architectural students, interns, drafters, designers, seasoned architects, engineers, construction administrators, superintendents, construction managers, contractors, and developers. You will learn: 1.How to develop your business and work with your client. 2.The entire process of building design and construction, including programming, entitlement, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding, and construction administration. 3.How to coordinate with governing agencies, including a county's health department and a city's planning, building, fire, public works departments, etc. 4.How to coordinate with your consultants, including soils, civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing engineers, landscape architects, etc. 5.How to create and use your own checklists to do quality control of your construction documents. 6.How to use various logs (i.e., RFI log, submittal log, field visit log, etc.) and lists (contact list, document control list, distribution list, etc.) to organize and simplify your work. 7.How to respond to RFI, issue CCDs, review change orders, submittals, etc. 8.How to make your architectural practice a profitable and successful business. About the author Gang Chen holds a master's degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has over 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, etc. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers. Gang Chen is a LEED AP and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author for other fascinating books, including Planting Design Illustrated and LEED Exam Guides Series, which include one guidebook for each of the LEED exams.

Interior Design Reference Manual

Author: David Kent Ballast
Publisher: www.ppi2pass.com
ISBN: 1591263042
Size: 15.41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Successful exam preparation requires the best resources, and the Interior Design Reference Manual offers the most complete preparation available for all three sections of the NCIDQ exam. This thorough preparation has enabled thousands of candidates to pass their exams. In this fifth edition, exam content areas are covered chapter by chapter in the same order as the current NCIDQ exam specifications. Topics new to the exam have been added, and the sections on sustainable building and product certification rating systems have been expanded due to the topics' increasing importance on the exam and in the practice of interior design. This book's extensive coverage and clear organization will guide you through a comprehensive and focused exam review. Once you pass the exam, the Interior Design Reference Manual will serve as an excellent reference for your daily interior design practice. The Interior Design Reference Manual covers everything interior designers need to know about the 2009 International Building Code, ADA Accessibility Guidelines, business practices, ethics, and design standards. Prepare to pass the NCIDQ exam with a thorough review of all exam content areas over 240 figures that illustrate interior design concepts and codes study guidelines, exam tips, strategies, and insights an extensive index containing more than 3,000 entries of interior design terms and phrases Exam Content Areas Covered Building Systems Codes Contract Administration Construction Standards Design Application Professional Practice Project Coordination _____________________________ Since 1975 more than 2 million people preparing for their engineering, surveying, architecture, LEED®, interior design, and landscape architecture exams have entrusted their exam prep to PPI. For more information, visit us at www.ppi2pass.com.

The Architects Guide To Writing

Author: Bill Schmalz
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864705720
Size: 12.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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There are a lot of good books available to help people write better. They include dictionaries, usage guides, and various types of writers’ manuals – and professional writers ought to have many of those books on their bookshelves. But most architects and other design and construction professionals are not professional writers. Instead, they are people who spend a large part of their professional lives writing. That’s a big difference, and that’s where this book will help. The Architect’s Guide to Writing has been written not by an English major, but by Bill Schmalz, an architect who knows the kinds of documents his fellow professionals routinely have to write, and understands the kinds of technical mistakes they often make in their writing. This book is designed to meet the specific needs of design and construction professionals. It’s not going to waste their time with the things that most educated professionals know, but it will help them with the things they don’t know or are unsure of. It’s not a Chicago Manual-sized encyclopaedic reference that includes everything any writer would ever need to know, because architects don’t need to know everything. But what they do need to know – and what they use every day in their professional lives – has been assembled in this book.