Architect’s Handbook of Constructing Detailing
David Kent Ballast
John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2009
Significantly updated with revisions to nearly all 200-plus details, this second edition of Architect’s Handbook of Construction Detailing provides architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, and other building professionals with all of the common construction details, materials information, and detailing concepts used throughout the industry. The information can be used as is or modified to fit individual project designs. Each of book’s seven sections — formatted to follow the new six-digit CSI MasterFormat system — contains details and related information, including descriptions, detailing considerations, material requirements, installation requirements, tolerance coordination, and likely failure points. Additionally, SI (metric) equivalents have been added to all dimensions.
David Kent Ballast, faia, csi, a registered architect, has owned Architectural Research Consulting since 1981. The consulting firm provides applied research, technical advice, specifications, and information management services to architects, interior designers, and others in the construction industry. Since 1987, Ballast has been an instructor in interior construction and basic drafting at Arapahoe Community College. He is the author of a number of books on construction technology, including Handbook of Construction Tolerances, Second Edition (Wiley).