Preface. - Section 1. Drafting and Design considerations of Structures. - Ch. 1. Professional Careers and Commercial Drafting. - Ch. 2. The Drafter's Role in Office Practice and Procedure. - Ch. 3. Applying AutoCAD Tools to Commercial Drawings. - Ch. 4. Introduction to National Building Codes. - Ch. 5. Access Requirements for People with Disabilities. - Section II. Building Methods and Materials of Commercial Drafting. - Ch. 6. Building Components and Framing Methods. - Ch. 7. Wood Framing Methods and Materials. - Ch. 8. Timber Framing Methods and Materials. - Ch. 9. Steel Framing Methods and Materials. - Ch. 10. Unit Masonry Methods and Material. - Ch. 11. Concrete Methods and Materials. - Ch. 12. Fire-Resistive Construction. - Section III. Engineering Design of Structural Members. - Ch. 13. Structural Consideration Affecting Design. - Ch. 14. The Effects of Seismic Forces and Wind Forces on a Structure. - Ch. 15. Sizing Joists and Rafters Using Tables. - Ch. 16. Determining The Size of Simple Beams with a Uniform Load. - Ch. 17. Determining the Size of Beams with Complex Loads. - Ch. 18. Posts and Columns. - Section IV. Preparing Architectural and Civil Drawings. - Ch. 19. Project Manuals and Written Specifications. - Ch. 20. Floor Plan Components, Symbols, and Development. - Ch. 21. Land Descriptions and Drawings. - Ch. 22. Orthographic Projection and Elevations. - Ch. 23. Roof Plan Components and Drawings. - Ch. 24. Drawing Sections, Wall Sections and Details. - Ch. 25. Interior Elevations. - Ch. 26. Ramp, Stair, and Elevator Drawings. - Section V. Preparing Structural Drawings. - Ch. 27. Drawing Framing Plans. - Ch. 28. Drawing Structural Elevations and Sections. - Ch. 29. Foundation Systems and Components. - Abbreviations. - Glossary. - Index.