Rudiments of the Art of Building; In Five Sections--General Principles of Construction Materials Used in Building Strength of Materials Use of Materials Working Drawings, Specifications, and Estimates

Rudiments of the Art of Building; In Five Sections--General Principles of Construction Materials Used in Building Strength of Materials Use of Materials Working Drawings, Specifications, and Estimates

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... proposed connection with the existing ones, so that the builder may see at a glance the extent of his operations. A well-digested block plan, with its accompanying levels, showing the heights of the principal points, the fall of the drains, &c, is one of the first requisites in a complete set of working drawings. II. General Drawings.--These show the whole extent of the building, and the arrangement and connection of the different parts more or less in detail, according to its size and extent. These drawings consist of Plans of the foundations, and of the different stories of the building, and of the roofs; Elevations of the different fronts; and Sections showing the heights of the stories, and such constructive details as the scale will admit of. These drawings are carefully figured, the dimensions of each part being calculated, and its position fixed by reference to some well-defined line in the plans or elevations, the position of which admits of easy verification in all stages of the work This is best done by ruling faint lines on the drawings, through the principal divisions of the design, as shown in fig. Ill, where the plan and elovation are divided into com Fig. 111. partmonls by lines passing through the contres of tho columns from which all the dimensions are dated each way These centre lines are, in the execution of the work, kept constantly marked on the walls as they are carried up, so that they are at all times available for reference. By this means, the centre lines having been once carefully marked on the building, any slight error or variation from the drawings is confined to the spot where it occurs, instead of being carried forward, as is sometimes the case, to appear only when correction is as desirable as it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520629
  • 9781236520623