The Residential Construction Market May Have its Ups and Downs but the Need to Keep your Knowledge Current Never Lets Up

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A second edition of the must-have reference for residential architects and designers, now with "smart" details and completely revised for sustainable/green design!

AGS for Residential Construction, 2E

Residential construction is a cornerstone of the U.S. economy, with the US Census Bureau reporting 82,750 companies that specialize in residential remodeling and 62,700 contractors serving single and multi-family buildings. Although the residential construction market may have its ups and downs, the need for professionals to keep their construction knowledge current never eases. The book that professionals have come to rely on for the latest residential construction standards and specifications, is now completely revised and updated. ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHIC STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION Second Edition (John Wiley & Sons; $199.00; May 2010) is expertly redesigned to include all-new material on current technology specific to residential projects for anyone designing, constructing, or modifying a residence. Known as the book that not only shows architects how something is done, but how it is done right, there’s all new content covering sustainable and green designs, sample residential drawings, residential construction code requirements, and contemporary issues in residential construction.

ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHIC STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION is organized to follow CSI's Uniformat organizational system, which closely follows the architect's workflow. With over 400 new pages of content, the book references relevant building codes built right into the details and illustrations so it’s easier for professionals to get the information they need. These new "smart" details go beyond dimensions with references to the International Residential Building Code, presenting all the information readers need right at their fingertips. Plus, this edition is also available on CD-ROM that contains details that can be downloaded into the architect’s documents saving them time and money. This edition’s coverage includes:

•Sustainable/green design information in every chapter
•Contemporary issues in residential construction including aging in place, new urbanism, vacation and small homes, historic residences and more
•Single- and multi-family dwellings including houses, row homes and quadraplexes as dictated by the International Residential Building Codes
•Sample residential drawings and the corresponding specifications for residential design
•Standards for spaces within single-family homes
•Contemporary issues in residential construction -aging in place, new urbanism, vacation and small homes, and historic homes are among the special topics covered in this section

Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction is the book that professionals have come to rely on when designing and building new construction, remodeling or adding to existing homes, or inspecting new or existing homes. It is an essential reference in any residential construction professional's library. To learn more visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vZPraxn_W0 .

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) (Washington, DC) is America's largest and oldest professional society for architects. The AIA offers continuing education, conferences, and professional information to its membership and their clients. Founded in 1857, the AIA celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2007.

Dennis J. Hall, FAIA, FCSI is founder and managing principal of HALL | Building Information Group, LLC and Hall Architects, Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the 2011 President of the Construction Specifications Institute and also serves on the OmniClass Construction Classifications System Development Committee.

Nina M. Giglio, Assoc. AIA, CSI is President of HALL | Building Information Group, LLC and Director of Specifications for Hall Architects, Inc. She is the 2011 President of Specification Consultants in Independent Practice and a member of the CSI Technical Committee.

ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHIC STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
Second Edition
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Publication date: May 17, 2010
$199.00; Hardcover; 720 pages; ISBN: 978-0-470-39583-7

Please note also available:
Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction 1.0 CD-ROM,
ISBN: 978-0-470-54134-0, $325.00, Publication Date: May 17, 2010

Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction 1.0 CD-ROM Network Version,
ISBN: 978-0-470-54135-7, $3,498.00, Publication Date: June 14, 2010

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