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The Essentials of Building Design--at Your Fingertips!
Fully updated with the 2009 IBC International Building Code, this practical guide delivers the key data you need in every step of an architectural project--from initial planning and estimating through design and completion. The Architect's Portable Handbook, Fourth Edition, provides the latest code and cost information, along with a wealth of easy-to-follow diagrams, charts, tables, and checklists for building materials, components, and assemblies. This is a must-have on-the-job companion for every design professional.
Get practical coverage of:
Grading and drainage
Landscaping and irrigation
Thermal and moisture protection
Doors, windows, and glass
Plumbing and HVAC
Lighting and electrical
John Patten (Pat) Guthrie, AIA is principal of John Pat Guthrie Architects, Inc. A licensed architect in 13 states, he is the author of McGraw-Hill's Cross Check: Integrating Building Systems and Working Drawings.