Civil Drafting Technology eBook (8e) : 9780134436913

Civil Drafting Technology eBook (8e)

Madsen,D et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: For courses in Civil Drafting, Civil Engineering Drawing, Mapping, Map Reading, Drafting Technology, Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Surveying. Appropriate for use by students enrolled in any secondary or post-secondary drafting or related course, and for anyone who is interested in civil drafting theory and applications

This text provides complete coverage of the design and drafting principles and practice used in the civil drafting field, and a working knowledge of the basic topics of mapping–in a workbook format.

Created with input from civil engineering industry professionals and educators and content-tested in the classroom, Civil Drafting Technology is a unique, comprehensive guide to civil drafting in a clear workbook approach. Designed with the goal of providing a foundation of work done by civil engineering companies (associated drawings, skills, and terminology) and a broad education in the civil drafting field, the book acquaints students with the civil drafting discipline, mapping, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), surveying, locations, distances, angles, directions, contour lines, site plans, horizontal alignments, profiles, earthwork, detail drawings, and geographic information system (GIS). Most of the drawings and maps are generated by specialised CADD software, and a variety of data collected using electronic surveying techniques. The book’s 14 chapters each deal with a specific subject area and provide realistic examples, illustrations, review questions, and problems.

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Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Civil Drafting Technology
  • Chapter 2: Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
  • Chapter 3: Map Scales
  • Chapter 4: Map Symbols
  • Chapter 5: Introduction to Surveying
  • Chapter 6: Locations and Distances
  • Chapter 7: Angles and Directions
  • Chapter 8: Contour Lines
  • Chapter 9: Site Plans
  • Chapter 10: Horizontal Alignments
  • Chapter 11: Profiles
  • Chapter 12: Earthwork
  • Chapter 13: Detail Drawings
  • Chapter 14: Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)
Features & benefits
  • A unique, broad, highly useful range of content not found in other texts:

    • Everything students need to learn about civil drafting in a single volume.

    • Topics range from generic design and drafting theory to maps and map making, to surveying, to specific civil design and drafting applications.

    • NEW! Revised content throughout the text resolves issues of inaccuracies, errors, inconsistencies, and other discrepancies of the previous edition, providing a new edition that is more accurate, clearer, easier to understand, and flows better.

    • NEW! New content added throughout provides required information about new technology and theory associated with civil engineering design and drafting, and related disciplines.

    • NEW! References to manual, hand, or board drafting with paper and pencil have been removed from this edition to update content and reflect current practices.

  • Motivating, easy-to-read and understand, and supported with quality illustrations:

    • Complicated and abstract concepts are accessible to a wide range of readers.

    • NEW! Improved chapter format and organisation make this edition more cohesive, easier to follow, less redundant, and better organisation to provide a more efficient and systematic learning process. Basic concepts build from one topic to the next and one chapter to the next.

    • Chapter objectives provide motivating learning goals and serve a road map of each chapter to help students track their learning.

    • Numerous figures and high-quality illustrations provide appropriate detail and show real-world examples to support chapter content.

    • NEW! Nearly all of the illustrations and figures have been redrawn to ensure clarity, consistency, and updated material.

    • NEW! Additional figures and illustrations have been added to better illustrate the text’s content.

  • Presents CADD content and applications throughout:

    • CADD topics include:

      • CADD software used in drafting and design.

      • U.S. National CAD Standards.

      • CADD templates.

      • CADD layers.

      • CADD material requirements, specific CADD applications, file management, and plotting guidelines.

      • CADD symbols for specific civil engineering drafting applications.

      • Increased productivity with CADD.

      • Reuse of drawing content with CADD.

      • CADD environment in industry.

    • CADD applications illustrate how the use of CADD is streamlining the civil engineering design and drafting process.

    • NEW! New and updated CADD content provides required information about modern civil CADD technology and applications.

  • Reinforces learning using examples and by reviewing and applying chapter content:

    • Realistic examples, illustrations, review questions, and problems illustrate recommended drafting and design presentation based on civil drafting standards, with actual industry drawings used for reinforcement.

    • Correlated text explains drafting techniques and provides professional applications for skill development.

    • Step-by-step layout methods provide a logical approach to setting up and completing drafting problems.

    • Chapter review questions include a content-related test at the end of each chapter.

    • Question formats include short-answer, multiple-choice, true-and-false, sketching, and print reading questions.

    • Chapter problems present real-world review and drafting and design problems to help student practice what they have learned.

      • Problems vary from basic through complex.

      • Problem formats include engineering sketches, engineering layouts, written instructions, and actual industry projects.

      • Problem assignments are presented in order of difficulty at the end of each chapter and throughout the text.

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