The Architect's Portable Handbook

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This portable reference contains all the major categories of information that architects, builders or other professionals are likely to need, from checklists for initial planning and estimating to the actual design and construction. Also included are materials and specifications checklists, quick run-downs on applicable code and standards, design data for most major building materials and typical details for most of the important components and assemblies for any facility, including doors and windows, flooring, finishes and room types.

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Updated and expanded, it answers more questions more quickly than any other building design resource anywhere. Pat Guthrie's The Architect's Portable Handbook is already the choice of thousands of architects, contractors, and design professionals who seek solid first-step rules of thumb for building design. Easy to handle and organized in the easy-to-follow CSI Masterformat, which parallels the progress of a typical job, the Handbook offers you quick, accurate, on-the-job guidance on everything from cost estimating to electrical systems. Featuring materials and specifications checklists, design data for major building materials, and details for major components and assemblies for any type of facility, the updated and expanded Second Edition offers: the latest building standards, including the 1997 UBC; updated unit costs for building materials, systems, and construction; a new simplified version of the national model energy codes; many new examples highlighting key techniques and procedures; several new and revised tables and line drawings. The Handbook is broader in scope than competing tools while providing just the right level of detail to help you make sound, on-the-spot design decisions every time. A perfect complement to Guthrie's Cross-Check, which helps ensure error-free working drawings, the Handbook is an indispensable, time-saving companion.

About the Author:

John Patten ("Pat") Guthrie, AIA, is principal of John Pat Guthrie Architects, Inc. A resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, Pat has been licensed as an architect in 13 states. He is also the author of McGraw-Hill's Cross Check: Integrating Building Systems and Working Designs and Interior Designer's Portable Handbook. Pat occasionally teaches at the FLW School of Architecture at Taliesen West. He and his wife Janet are the parents of two grown children, Eric and Erin. Pat's avocations include world travel, art, sailing, and history.

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