Architectural Drawing and Light Construction by Edward J. Muller; Philip A. Grau; Edward John Muller; James G. Fausett
Call Number: NA2700 .M8 2009
Publication Date: 2008-07-23
Streamlined and updated for the Eighth Edition, this classic text offers students significant flexibility because it covers both manual drafting and computer-aided drafting. Known for its superbly detailed drawings and information on every phase of light residential architectural design and construction, Architectural Drawing and Light Construction provides the most current information, including modern residential planning, computer-aided design, building codes, and specification writing.
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Residential framing combines the construction of floors, walls, ceilings, and a roof to create the skeleton of a home. Shot on location at an active building site, this four-part series gives detailed, step-by-step instructions for framing a house, built one story at a time. Along the way students learn OSHA-approved jobsite safety guidelines and special “Tool Tips,” along with “Green Tips” for extra efficiency, savings, and sustainability. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Shopware Production, in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders Production Unit. 4-part series, 8–13 minutes each.
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