Print and Specifications Reading for Construction

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Accurately interpret graphic and written construction documents

Construction documents are the vital link between the architect's vision and the finished physical structure. Building professionals must accurately read and follow these documents in order to build a given design in the most efficient way possible.

Print and Specifications Reading for Construction explains exactly how to interpret construction documents, offering students and professionals a complete package for learning and understanding. The text clearly lays out different graphic and written document types, how they developed, what information they contain, and their current use in residential and commercial construction today. Next, it looks in depth at the documents, revealing how each type works in action through example projects. Alongside the text, online access to three complete sets of sample sheets gives you experience working with prints and specifications.

Inside you will discover:

  • How to solve real construction problems in large-scale residential and commercial projects

  • Coverage of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and civil drawings and specifications

  • Relevant terminology for, and practical applications of, sustainability and Building Information Modeling (BIM)

  • Practice questions and exercises throughout

An all-in-one reference that combines clearly written text, complete document sample sets, and up-to-date digital resources, Print and Specifications Reading for Construction is an essential companion for anyone learning or practicing construction or contracting.


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