The Architect's Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design by Pat Guthrie

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This is a complete revision of the bestselling architect's quick guide to the latest code and cost information. The book presents the 20% of the data that architects need 80% of the time in the preliminary stage of designing buildings of all types and sizes--and of the spaces in between.

With a structure that parallels the progress of a typical architectural project, The Architect's Portable Handbook, Fourth Edition delivers pertinent coverage--along with hundreds of detailed illustrations--of every step in the process: from initial planning and estimating through design and completion. The handbook is updated to reflect 2009 ICC International Building Code and the NFPA 5000 Building Code. To help you customize the book, pages for notes and/or changing data as experience dictates are included.

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DescriptionThis is a complete revision of the bestselling architect's quick guide to the latest code and cost information. The book presents the 20% of the data that architects need 80% of the time in the preliminary stage of designing buildings of all types and sizes--and of the spaces in between.

With a structure that parallels the progress of a typical architectural project, The Architect's Portable Handbook, Fourth Edition delivers pertinent coverage--along with hundreds of detailed illustrations--of every step in the process: from initial planning and estimating through design and completion. The handbook is updated to reflect 2009 ICC International Building Code and the NFPA 5000 Building Code. To help you customize the book, pages for notes and/or changing data as experience dictates are included.

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