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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:
- Land planning
- Grading and drainage
- Site improvements
- Landscaping and irrigation
- Green architecture
- Thermal and moisture protection
- Doors, windows, and glass
- Conveying systems
- Plumbing and HVAC
- Lighting and electrical
About the Author
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.