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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Updated to the 2006 International Building and Residential Codes, the fifth
edition of UNDERSTANDING CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS continues to highlight a range
of real construction projects - from residential dwellings to commercial
structures. This enhanced edition combines information and a hands-on approach
to learning. The text provides thorough coverage that builds the foundation for
a broad understanding of the entire construction process. The book begins with
a simple duplex home that focuses readers on the fundamentals of views, lines,
basic dimensioning, and symbols. Next, coverage of a multi-level single family
home goes into more depth in orienting and cross-referencing drawings. The
third section explores multifamily construction and is accompanied by more
complex drawings for practice and more advanced interpretations. The final
portion of the book introduces students to elements of commercial construction,
including structural steel, masonry, and reinforced concrete. An extensive set
of drawings packaged with the book illustrates each building so that students
can apply important skills and gain a "real-world" understanding of
construction drawings in an engaging way.