Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction: The Architect's and Builder's Guide to Design, Planning, and Construction Details

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Janet Rumbarger, Richard J. Vitullo
Wiley, 2003 - Architecture - 505 pages
An all-new visual guide devoted exclusively to construction standards of residential structures

Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction is created exclusively for professionals working in residential design and construction. Combining key information culled from the tenth edition of Architectural Graphic Standards with all-new material on residential design, this special volume provides thousands of standard architectural details and guidelines. Material is organized for easy reference by anyone designing or constructing a residential project, providing a resource that’s as efficient as it is comprehensive!

From detailing foundations to designing home theaters, home offices, and other specialty rooms, Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction offers design details that incorporate best construction practices as well as guidelines for state-of-the-art wiring, heating, and cooling systems. In step with current practices, this volume includes the latest guidelines for:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Accessibility
  • HVAC and indoor air quality
  • Green construction

An essential guide for designing in today’s fast-paced and competitive building environment, Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction is a critical resource for every architect, contractor, engineer, developer, home-builder, or other professional involved in designing residential buildings.

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THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS was founded in 1857. Through education, community redevelopment, and public outreach activities, the AIA and its 70,000 members work to achieve a more humane built environment and a higher standard of professionalism for architects.

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