Building codes for architecture

A 3d artist that starts working with architectural visualization will have at some point, to talk and discuss architectural and construction details about a project or even read technical drawings.

You may have a meeting to clarify some technical aspects of a project, and have the vocabulary and knowledge related to architecture and construction helps a lot.

If you have a background or degree in architecture you will have all the necessary knowledge to discuss such matters with no further problems.

In case you don’t have that background and want to improve your vocabulary and knowledge about architectural projects, we have a great book to recommend.

The Building codes for architecture illustrated describes a significant amount of details from architectural projects with lots of illustrations.

You will find details on how buildings works and common names used in projects.

The book is a must-have for artists getting into the business of architectural visualization because you will not only get a detailed explanation of subjects like:

  • Use and occupancy
  • Building heights and areas
  • Types of construction
  • Fire-resistive construction
  • Interior finishes
  • Means of egress
  • Accessibility
  • Energy efficiency
  • Roof assemblies
  • Structural provisions
  • Special inspections and tests
  • Soils and foundations
  • Building materials and systems

With such an extensive list of topics, it is easy to understand why architectural students love this title.

If you still find yourself lost with buildings details, I strongly recommend you to check this book.

You may also like to check these other titles to improve your skills:

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