Modern Residential Construction Practices provides easy-to-read, comprehensive and highly illustrated coverage of residential building construction practices that conform to industry standards in the United States and Canada.
Each chapter provides complete descriptions, real-world practices, realistic examples, three-dimensional (3D) illustrations, and related tests and problems. Chapters cover practices related to every construction phase including: planning, funding, permitting, codes, inspections, site planning, excavation, foundations and flatwork, floors, walls, roofs, finish work and cabinetry; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC); electrical, and plumbing. The book is organized in a format that is consistent with the process used to take residential construction projects from preliminary concept through all phases of residential building construction.
An ideal textbook for secondary and college level construction programs, the book is packed with useful features such as problems that challenge students to identify materials and practices, along with research and document information about construction materials and practices, useful summaries, key notes, a detailed glossary, and online materials for both students and educators.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Building Codes and the Preliminary Construction Process
2. Introduction to Green Building Technology
3. Drawings and Specifications
4. Construction Site and Excavation
5. Foundation Materials and Construction
6. Floor Framing Materials and Construction
7. Wall Framing Materials and Construction
8. Roof Materials and Construction
9. Insulation and Barriers
10. Door and Window Specifications and Installation
11. Stair Construction
12. Fireplace Construction
13. Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Systems
14. Indoor Air Quality and Safety
15. Finish Work and Materials
David A. Madsen is the president of Madsen Designs Inc. He is also Faculty Emeritus of Drafting Technology and the Autodesk Premier Training Center at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon. David is a former member of the American Design and Drafting Association (ADDA) Board of Directors, and was honored by the ADDA with Director Emeritus status at the annual conference in 2005. David holds a Master of Education degree in Vocational Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education.
David P. Madsen is the president of Engineering Drafting & Design, Inc. and the vice president of Madsen Designs Inc. He has provided drafting and computer-aided design and drafting instruction to secondary and postsecondary learners since 1999, and has considerable curriculum, program coordination, and development experience. Dave holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Policy, Foundations, and Administrative Studies with a specialization in Postsecondary, Adult, and Continuing Education; a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education; and an Associate of Science degree in General Studies and Drafting Technology.