The Architect's Portable Handbook
From conception to completion, no architect should proceed without this book! When it comes to providing architects with quick, accurate guidance for a complete range of on-the-job issues, no book matches The Architect's Portable Handbook. It delivers 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. With a structure that parallels the progress of a typical architectural project, the book delivers powerful, pertinent coverage of every step of the process: from initial planning and estimating through design and coverage. Included are practical coverage of site work, thermal and moisture protection, interiors, assemblies, mechanical and electrical systems, and much, much more.