The Architect's Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design 4/e (Google eBook)
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.
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I finally broke down and bought my own. Its got great info that is useful on the fly. Only prob is its a little out of date on code issues and estimating values - I was trying to hold out for a newer version but found myself borrowing it more and more. Next to Ching its another great reference.