architects handbook of construction detailing second edition pdf

The keynoting system has been updated from the previous Construction Specifications
Institute’s five-digit MasterFormatTM numbering system to the current six-digit system. All
illustrations have been redrawn and industry standard references, including ASTM and ANSI
standards, have been updated, as have the sources for information in the appendices.

As with the first edition, each detail section follows a similar format to make it easy to
find information and relate it to the drawing. The details in the book may be used to help
solve specific problems, as the basis for developing a master detail system, or as a reference
for checking existing drawings and specifications. The book can also be used to develop and
coordinate specifications with details.

The construction assemblies in this book have been selected to help you avoid problems
in those areas where they are most likely to occur. Information presented in seven sections
shows you how to detail such conditions as exterior cladding, roofing, doors, masonry, and
many, many others so that you can prevent common mistakes that architects seem to repeat
far too often. In addition to clearly drawn graphic details, accurate, to-the-point information
is given to help you coordinate a detail with other parts of your design, specify materials, and
develop your own layout if necessary.