The authors have organized the twenty-four chapters that make up the main body of their text in four parts devoted to CAD drafting and design considerations for commercial structures, building methods and materials of commercial construction, preparing architectural and civil drawings, and preparing structural drawings
. Alan Jefferis is a retired faculty member of Clackamas Community College in Oregon.
Starting from schematic structural drawings
, Sciame was able to realize the architect's vision of a building that integrated pre-cast concrete columns and beams with pre-cast floor planks and cast-in-place ramps, stairs and formed reveals.
Drawings and photographs offer glimpses of the construction, completion and refurbishment stages of the work, including structural drawings
illustrating the astonishing below ground piles supporting the famous concrete pilotis.
Our next challenging task was to prepare structural drawings
so that the complex curved roof structure could be easily built by any contractor."