There’s a new version of an old standard available. The Architect’s Guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard will help you understand the ins and outs of the standard by presenting :
- Clear and concise explanations of concepts and options in the NCS
- A step-by-step approach to implementing standardized drawings
- Successful strategies for design firms to use
Per Amazon’s Editorial Staff :
The Architect’s Guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard presents an informative overview of the NCS, including illustrations and frequently asked questions. It shows architects how to minimize immediate costs and downtime, how to reap immediate benefits, and how best to learn the system at an individualized pace. Used side by side with the Standard, this authoritative guide offers helpful insight into how the NCS is likely to be interpreted and presents a variety of available options for meeting the standardization requirements.
Interior designers, construction managers, urban planners, as well as owners, engineers, and facility managers will also find this authoritative reference to be invaluable !
Written by Dennis J. Hall and Charles Rick Green, this guide will be an invaluable addition to your architectural library.
DENNIS J. HALL, FAIA, FCSI, is founder and managing principal of Hall Architects, Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has served as the chairman of the CSI/CSC MasterFormat Expansion Task Team (a North American effort to expand the industry standard for organizing specifications); past chairman of the Uniform Drawing System (UDS) Program Task Team; and vice president of the Construction Specification Institute. He is a member of the OmniClass Construction Classification System (OCCS) Development Committee, the National Institute of Building Sciences, and vice president of the Specification Consultants in Independent Practice.
CHARLES RICK GREEN, AIA, FCSI, is a senior project architect with Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has more than thirty years of experience in the preparation and supervision of construction documents for numerous facilities and developments. He has served as chairman of the UDS Program Task Team, UDS Modules Task Team, and the NCS Steering Committee.