BNi Building News

Serving the Information Needs of the Construction Industry since 1946.


Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction, Sixth Edition

Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction, Sixth Edition

By Thomas E. Proctor, Leonard P. Toenjes

Includes sets of prints for five construction projects!

Price: $90.00
Product Code/ISBN: 9780826904843
Year: 2015
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 549
Publisher: American Technical Publishers


Here you'll find practical printreading information applicable to the carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and general building trades, as well as authentic printreading experiences using contemporary prints.

Single and multifamily dwellings, plus mixed-use and light commercial project plans are covered in the book. Specifications describing the building components and construction procedures are also included for two of the projects, the Brick-Veneer Residence and the Wendy's Restaurant.

New content in this Sixth Edition of Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction includes:

  • Sustainable construction
  • Project delivery systems
  • Construction professionals
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Zoning and permitting
  • Fireproofing
  • Green building technology
  • And LEED certification

Expanded coverage of construction materials, CSI MasterFormat, and building codes compliment the prints. A quantity takeoff chapter provides an introduction to the principles and techniques of printreading for quantity takeoff, which can be used as basis of for a construction estimate.

Each text contains a CD-ROM designed as a self-study aid to enhance content included in the book. The CD-ROM includes:

  • Quick Quizzes
  • Illustrated Glossary
  • Wendy's Restaurant-Prints
  • Wendy's Restaurant-Specifications
  • MasterMath Problems
  • Media Clips
  • Reference Material

Related Titles