Informative, yet concise, this reputable volume helps readers become adept at reading both residential and commercial construction architectural plans. It offers thorough coverage on everything from projections to modular coordination, light framing to window details, and timber construction to trusses, and provides actual photographs of the buildings under construction. Individually shrink-wrapped exercises provide a neat and readily accessible means of applying material in the book. KEY TOPCIS: Topics covered include architectural plans, symbols and dimensions, reading residential floor plans, plot plans and roof framing plans, elevations and sections, reading commercial plans, fire protection, trusses and more. For construction professionals, owners and others interested in reading residential and commercial construction plans.