Dana J. Hepler received his bachelor's degree from Ohio State University and master's degree in architecture from New York Institute of Technology. He has been associated with several of the largest architectural firms in the world as designer, director of planning, and construction manager. He has received national and international awards for his designs. Presently he is principal of Hepler Associates, Architects and Land Planners, New York City and Massapequa, New York, and adjunct professor of architecture at the New York Institute of Technology, Westbury, New York.
PART 1: Introduction to Architecture Chapter 1: Architecture History and Styles Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Design PART 2: Architectural Drafting Fundamentals Chapter 3: Drafting Scales and Instruments Chapter 4: Architectural Drafting Conventions Chapter 5: Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting and Design PART 3: Basic Area Design Chapter 6: Environmental Design Factors Chapter 7: Indoor Living Areas Chapter 8: Outdoor Living Areas Chapter 9: Traffic Areas and Patterns Chapter 10: Kitchens Chapter 11: General Service Areas Chapter 12: Sleeping Areas PART 4: Basic Architectural Drawings Chapter 13: Designing Floor Plans Chapter 14: Drawing Floor Plans Chapter 15: Designing Elevations Chapter 16: Drawing Elevations Chapter 17: Sectional, Detail, and Cabinetry Drawings Chapter 18: Site Development Plans PART 5: Presentations Methods Chapter 19: Pictorial Drawings Chapter 20: Architectural Renderings Chapter 21: Architectural Models PART 6: Foundations and Construction Systems Chapter 22: Principles of Construction Chapter 23: Foundations and Fireplace Structures Chapter 24: Wood-Frame Systems Chapter 25: Masonry and Concrete Systems Chapter 26: Steel and Reinforced-Concrete Systems Chapter 27: Disaster Prevention Design PART 7: Framing Systems Chapter 28: Floor Framing Drawings Chapter 29: Wall Framing Drawings Chapter 30: Roof Framing Drawings PART 8: Electrical and Mechanical Design and Drawings Chapter 31: Electrical Design and Drawings Chapter 32: Comfort-Control Systems (HVAC) Chapter 33: Plumbing Drawings PART 9: Checking Plans and Using Support Services Chapter 34: Drawing Coordination and Checking Chapter 35: Schedules and Specifications Chapter 36: Building Costs and Financial Planning Chapter 37: Codes and Legal Documents PART 10: Careers in Architecture and Related Fields Chapter 38: Architecture-Related Careers Chapter 39: Preparing for a Career in Architecture