Wednesday , 29 March 2017

Residential Construction Details USA

Residential Construction Details Bundle 3

Welcome!

Understanding Residential Construction is an ebook that will help you significantly improve your knowledge of construction detailing.

Hi, I’m Emma. During my early years in Architecture, I spent many hours searching for details, desperate to understand the real nitty gritty details of construction. As you know, good reliable details are hard to find. They are out there – but there just isn’t time to trawl through books, guides and manufacturers websites in search of what you are looking for.

So, a couple of years ago, I created a solution. I put together a manual, packed full of details in both 2d and 3d, that served as a reference guide for all the standard details you are looking for – in one place! The book was a huge success and there are now three in the series.

After many requests from my readers I created the manual for my United States friends – and I have to say this is the best book yet!

Get your hands on 150 CAD details and 140 SketchUp details!

Lets look at the details

Its not just an ebook – its a complete resource – you can download all the dwg and skp details!

The ebook includes around 300 pages of explanation and details on the following areas:

  • Foundations
  • Crawl spaces
  • Basements
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Roofs

We look at the principles behind construction detailing, and delve deep into each area of the building to make sure you have a full understanding of the construction design.

Even better than this, you can download all of the details in dwg and skp – and this is where the book really comes into its own. You can explore and rotate around each detail in 3d. You can pull it apart to really see what is going on in the construction. The ebook brings 2d details to life, and allows the reader to compare the 2d with the 3d to get a full understanding.

Residential Construction Details page

Its not just an ebook – its a complete resource – you can download all the dwg and skp details!

2d and 3d details

2d and 3d Color Details

What makes this book really stand out is the inclusion of 150 2d colour details, which instantly make the details easier to process and understand. Beyond that, you also have 140 3d colour details which really take it to the next level.
This book will give you the confidence you are looking for, not only to design good solid details but to understand the process required to do so. It serves as a great reference manual that you can call on time and again throughout your detail design process.

Buy now!

I know not everyone will want the ebook on its own so I have put together three bundles to allow you to decide for yourself what you would like to purchase. Of course, I would recommend the complete package as it is the best value, and the dwg and skp files are second to none and a valuable resource for your architectural library.

Understanding Residential Construction – Bundle 1

The PDF Book

Principles of construction detailing
Guide to foundation design
Guide to basement design
Guide to floor design
Guide to wall design
Guide to roof design
Over 140 2d images
Over 130 3d images

Approx $30

Residential Construction Details

Understanding Residential Construction – Bundle 2

The PDF Book & 2d CAD details in dwg format

Principles of construction detailing
Guide to foundation design
Guide to basement design
Guide to floor design
Guide to wall design
Guide to roof design
Over 140 2d images
Over 130 3d images
PLUS
All the details featured in the book as dwg cad files for you to explore

Approx $45

Residential Construction Details Bundle 2

Understanding Residential Construction – Bundle 3

The PDF Book & 2d CAD details in dwg & 3d SketchUp details

Principles of construction detailing
Guide to foundation design
Guide to basement design
Guide to floor design
Guide to wall design
Guide to roof design
Over 140 2d images
Over 130 3d images
PLUS
All the details featured in the book as dwg cad files for you to explore
All the details featured in the book as SketchUp files for you to explore

Approx $50

Residential Construction Details Bundle 3

What people are saying:

I have been very happy with the contents of Residential Construction Details.  I teach computer aided drafting at a technical college as well as I operate an active architectural practice.  The details have been very useful to illustrate to my students how details need to be illustrated to insure the proper information is shared with contractors and clients.  Thanks for a wonderful product. 

John

Can I see a sample?

Of course you can. Please feel free to download a sample of the ebook, which contains a full list of the details in the book, so you can see exactly what you will get. The sample also includes some of the 2d and 3d details for you to explore.
If you have any questions about the book, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at emma@firstinarchitecture.co.uk and I would be happy to help.

The book is currently only available as a digital copy.

The book has been written according to United States codes and construction standards.

Please read full terms of use by clicking here

What people are saying

Let me start with WOW! The PDF/DWG/SKP bundle is incredible! I have been drafting and designing for well over 20 years. This is the most COMPREHENSIVE set of details I have seen in a long time. What a value too! To be able to illustrate the detail in both 2D and 3D is very useful. The 3D details can be used for scopes of work, plans sets……the list goes on and on.

I have trained a lot of students and architects straight from school on construction methods. This book will simplify the training! The details cover structure, insulation and most importantly the protection of moisture from flashing and house wrap.

To be able to pull a detail off the shelf and manipulate to your needs in a matter of minutes both 2D and 3D is priceless. Close to 300 details 2D & 3D. That’s less than .50 cents each! Nice Job Emma!

Paul

FAQs

Have a question? Check some of the frequently asked questions below to see if they help.

How will I receive the book?

Upon payment you will be sent an email which contains a download link for the book. You can then download the book (and associated files if you have purchased bundle 2 or 3) onto your computer.

Can I pay by card?

You can pay by both PayPal and card. Start the check out procedure, if you wish to pay by card, fill out your details and click proceed to shipping, you will be asked for your payment details after this.

What version of CAD and Sketchup are the files?

The CAD files are saved in AutoCAD 2010, and the Sketchup files are saved in SKP 2013.

What is the format of the book?

The book is in pdf format. You can view it easily on your computer, or on a tablet if you have an appropriate pdf viewer.

Can I get a hard copy?

No, not at the moment. The book is currently only available as a digital copy.
Can I buy the book for a college library?
At the present time, the book is not available to colleges, universities or institutions in the USA. However, I am currently working on this, so please contact me directly to discuss your requirements. emma@firstinarchitecture.co.uk
Have another question?
Just email me 😃 emma@firstinarchitecture.co.uk

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11 comments

  1. Let me start with WOW! The PDF/DWG/SKP bundle is incredible! I have been drafting and designing for well over 20 years. This is the most COMPREHENSIVE set of details I have seen in a long time. What a value too! To be able to illustrate the detail in both 2D and 3D is very useful. The 3D details can be used for scopes of work, plans sets……the list goes on and on. I have trained allot of students and architects straight from school on construction methods. This book will simplify the training! The details cover structure, insulation and most importantly the protection of moisture from flashing and house wrap. To be able to pull a detail off the shelf and manipulate to your needs in a matter of minutes both 2D and 3D is priceless. Close to 300 details 2D & 3D. That’s less than .50 cents each! Nice Job Emma!

    • Thank you Paul for your kind comments – I really appreciate it! I am very happy that you like the book and it will prove useful for you. Many thanks, Emma

  2. I just purchased the bundle 2 package and was very disappointed that no flat roof details were shown, or green roof and that was precisely what I was looking for.

    • Hi Nina, Thank you so much for your feedback. I appreciate hearing from you. I intend to add some new details to the book, so your comments will be really helpful as I develop the new edition in the coming month or so. This new edition will be available for you to download as soon as it is ready! Thanks again for your comments. I’ll be in touch soon. Emma

      • Hi Emma,
        Has the new edition already been published including (potentially) flat roof details?

        • Hi there MacKenzie, No new edition as yet. I am still working on collecting information and feedback to make sure I maximise the new content in the book. I will send out emails and social media messages when I start working on the new edition to keep you in the loop. Many thanks, Emma

  3. I am most interested in your 3d details, if I purchase your book(s) and receive the 3d details will I be able to copy and paste them into a Sketchup/Layout file and modify them to meet my design?, I work exclusively in Sketchup/Layout and always looking for good quality details for my projects, thank you

    • Hi Michael, Yes, you can use the details in sketchup and layout. They are free for you to use, but of course should be checked and verified by a professional and amended according to individual project requirements. They are basically a good starting point.

  4. The book is exactly what I expected it to be. It is a great reference to have. I already printed out the book and made a binder out of it with some tabs. It’s best to view the details in physical book format, so that you have the 2D Detail on the left-hand side and the 3D Detail on the right side. Took me about a few hours to go through it all page by page, so that I have a general sense of all of its contents. I haven’t opened up the CAD files yet, but I have looked at the Sketch-Up model and they look just like the ones in the book. Again, these are not full construction details, but they’re a starting point in generating such details and they give a very good overview of the main components. For the price of $50, it’s a very very good investment that every aspiring architect should have.

  5. plenty good things learn from your article

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