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9780070463523 This text provides structural details that are commonly used in construction is for architects, engineers, drafters, and contractors - anyone who needs to communicate a construction method. Now enhanced by more than 1800 drawn structural details, and with all codes updated, this second edition begins with a full introduction to the use of structural details in building construction - how to locate a detail by its elements and function, common abbreviations and nomenclature, and pointers for effectively using the information contained in the book. The core of this resource consists of sections on wood, masonry, concrete and steel details, and their use in foundations, floors, roofs, walls, and other structural systems. Thousands of examples of structural assemblies are provided, with all details matched to the Praxis Library System for use with AutoCad computer software. Each detail is included in all its possible variations and details are organized to reflect the actual sequence of the construction process.