Residential Construction Details - Bundle 2
Residential Construction Details - Bundle 2

Residential Construction Details - Bundle 2


What's included?

This bundle includes:

PDF file of the book

2D Details in CAD format as .dwg files

North American Construction methods

Details drawn in imperial units

Residential Construction Details

Residential Construction Details is explores a range of residential construction methods, based on US standards. The book is packed full of over 150 construction details in 2D, and 140 construction details in 3D.

We look at the principles behind construction detailing, and delve deep into each area of the building to make sure you have a full understanding of construction design.


  • slab on grade
  • pier and grade beam systems
  • foundation walls


  • joist floor systems
  • girder floor systems

Crawl Spaces

  • unvented crawl spaces
  • vented crawl spaces


  • wall construction
  • siding
  • insulation
  • windows
  • door thresholds


  • waterproofing
  • structure - CMU and concrete construction
  • insulating basements


  • roof construction
  • roof finishes
  • roof ventilation
  • roof insulation

How this book will help you

Gain a better understanding of residential construction

Understand the principles of construction detailing

Understand the functional requirements of a building in relation to the regulations

Learn about the different materials available and their benefits

Improve your technical ability

Increase your skill set to make you more employable

Save a huge amount of time searching for details, over 150 details in one place

Edit and develop the cad files into your own detail library

Explore the 3d sketchup files to improve your understanding of the construction

Who is it for?

students | graduates | professionals | tutors | professors

This book is really useful to quite a few different people:

Students looking to increase their knowledge of construction.

Graduates use the book to take out into the workplace and use as a reference.

Professionals use the book as a reference book and foundation for their construction libraries.

The book is also highly recommended by many tutors, lecturers and professors who teach construction at colleges and universities around the globe.

What do I get?

Residential Construction Details Bundle 2 includes:

PDF file of the book

2D Details in CAD format as .dwg files

How do I get it?

After purchase you will receive an email confirming your order - so please make sure you enter your email address correctly.

You will then receive a second email with the download link to get your book. Please check your junk or spam folders!

If you haven't received your link after about 10 minutes - please contact us.

 System Requirements: Please note this package includes pdf and .dwg files which are large in size. Make sure you have a good internet connection, and download the files to a laptop or pc for best results.


I have been very happy with the contents of Residential Construction Details. I teach computer aided drafting at a technical college as well as I operate an active architectural practice. The details have been very useful to illustrate to my students how details need to be illustrated to insure the proper information is shared with contractors and clients. Thanks for a wonderful product. 

John - Architect / Teacher

Residential Construction Details have been an invaluable resource during my studies and have provided me an educational advantage in building science.
Thank you for everything, I look forward to seeing more resources on your website in the future.

Emily - Architecture Student

Let me start with WOW! The PDF/DWG/SKP bundle is incredible! I have been drafting and designing for well over 20 years. This is the most COMPREHENSIVE set of details I have seen in a long time.

What a value too! To be able to illustrate the detail in both 2D and 3D is very useful. The 3D details can be used for scopes of work, plans sets……the list goes on and on.

I have trained a lot of students and architects straight from school on construction methods. This book will simplify the training! The details cover structure, insulation and most importantly the protection of moisture from flashing and house wrap.

To be able to pull a detail off the shelf and manipulate to your needs in a matter of minutes both 2D and 3D is priceless. Close to 300 details 2D & 3D. That’s less than .50 cents each! Nice Job Emma!

Paul - Architect

Thank you Emma! The download worked great. Thank you for putting this resource together. It’s wonderful reference tool for less experienced staff to become familiar with residential construction techniques.

Mark - Architect 

Loving the details that you’ve created. It’s so difficult to find any type of readily available construction details for residential. I’m an architectural technologist in Nova Scotia. Having both 2D and 3D views of all construction details is quite a delight I must say. 

Brendon - Architectural Technologist 

Other books in this range

Residential Construction Details - Bundle 1

Residential Construction Details - Bundle 1
Residential Construction Details - Bundle 1
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Residential Construction Details - Bundle 3

Residential Construction Details - Bundle 3
Residential Construction Details - Bundle 3
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Bundle 1 consists of the PDF Book only. Bundle 3 includes all the CAD files and SketchUp files from the book. 

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