Best Reference Books – Building Drawing

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Building Drawing subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Building Drawing along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Building Drawing subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Building Drawing" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Civil Engineering Drawing and House Planning” by B P Verma

“Civil Engineering Drawing and House Planning” Book Review: This book gives an idea of the application of engineering drawing principles on civil engineering sciences. This book is designed for undergraduate students of civil engineering for a single semester elementary course. The books provide basic knowledge of drawing offices, rooms, doors, etc. The book contains detailed instructions on accepted standards. It also contains questions from university exams. The questions will help students in learning the exam level. It will also increase their level of proficiency. The contents of the books are obtained from architects and civil engineers.

2. “Building Planning and Drawing” by S S Bhavikatti and M V Chitawa

“Building Planning and Drawing” Book Review: This book discusses the planning of buildings. Drawings have to be made first in order to get a layout of the building. While planning to build, ventilation, thermal comfort and acoustic requirements. It must also satisfy the standards along with the rules and regulations of the authorities. To plan for building, economy and future extension of the area must also be considered. This book discusses the requirement for the course of diploma and degree courses. This book can also be used by the practising engineers as a reference.

3. “Building Planning and Darawing” by Rao and Swami

“Building Planning and Drawing” Book Review: This book is considered as a language for engineers and architects. This book is designed for the students of civil engineering. The book is revised and updated with a thorough knowledge about the subject. The book is also updated with clarified figures and drawings. The book has added three chapters such as climate and its influence on building planning, perspective drawings and computer aided drawing. The book contains short questions along with the answers.

4. “Building Drawing with an Integrated Approach to Built Environment” by Shah

“Building Drawing with an Integrated Approach to Built Environment” Book Review: This book is a collection of case studies. It includes award winning designs from different fields. The fields can be urban designs, architectures, structural designs. It can also be buildings and landscape architectures. These case studies will give the students an idea about the challenges facing in planning. The book also includes project works which are related to the urban environment. It is also related to architecture, construction and drawing. These project works will increase the imagination,inventiveness and creativity in the students.

5. “Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges” by Lee J Ames

“Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step-by-step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges” Book Review: this book gives an idea of how to draw step-by-step with ease. The book discusses the way of drawing famous structures including an igloo, a barn and silo, etc. It also shows the way of how a windmill or even a teepee can be drawn. The book also gives an idea of the techniques to increase the ability of an artist. The book simply gives an idea that any building can be drawn easily if it’s done in the draw 50 way.

6. “Drawing and Design of Resisential and Commercial Buildings” by S Kaleem A Zaidi

“Drawing and Design of Residential and Commercial Buildings” Book Review: This book is designed for the student of all engineering branches. This book is revised with the S.I. units. Metric units have maintained the diagrams of standard train of railway as well as highway bridge loads. The book also discusses that the expressions needed to determine the effective width of elements are given in SI units. It is given along with the respective expression in metric units. The book contains free body diagrams which are used to analyse the multistorey building related to lateral loads. Students appearing for competitive examinations and practicing civil engineers can use this book as a reference.

7. “Building Construct. Details Prac. Drawings” by Banz
8. “Building Construction: Project Management, Construction Administration, Drawings, Specs, Detailing Tips, Schedules, Checklists, and Secrets O” by Department of Mechanical Engineering Gang Chen

“Building Construction: Project Management, Construction Administration, Drawings, Specs, Detailing Tips, Schedules, Checklists and Secrets O” Book Review: This book is regarding the building design tips for construction and management. It is written in an easy language. The book discusses the way of handling issues that arises in architectural practices and building design and construction. The book acts as a guidebook for architects to master architectural practice. This book will guide on developing businesses with clients. It also contains information of coordinating with governing bodies. The book provides a checklist for quality control of construction documents. It also guides on making a profitable and successful architectural practice. The book can be used as a reference by architectural students, drafters designers, etc.

9. “Building Construction Illustrated” by Francis D K Ching

“Building Construction Illustrated” Book Review: This book gives the basic information of the principles of building construction. It is an updated edition with digital enhancements. The book also shows how building components integrate together in the final project through 3D models. The book contains clear and accurate drawings. It gives a clear understanding of the art in construction processes. This updated version of the book contains knowledge on sustainability. It also contains knowledge on the incorporation of building systems and use of new materials. Designers and drafters are inspired by the archetypal drawings. The 20212 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system are reflected in this book.

10. “A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)” by Christopher Alexander

“A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction(Center for Environmental Structure Series)” Book Review: This book discusses pattern language which is useful for designing any kind of building or environment. The language can provide answers for questions on the height of the window or the number of storeys for a building. It can also give answers to the amount of space needed to grow trees and grass in a neighborhood. Each pattern consists of a problem statement along with a solution. Patterns are archetypal so they are part of human nature and action.

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