basement information details how to?
Soo... is there a house going on top of this basement, or a basement going under a house that's already there, or do you really mean you're just building a basement - like maybe a bomb shelter?
I picked up a book that's probably available at any big box store on the subject of foundations and concrete work.
As for drainage, I've generally gotten the advice that a 12" wide x 12" deep trench lined with landscape fabric, with gravel at the bottom, drainage pipe goes in next, then fill the rest with gravel. What I can't remember is which type of gravel is recommended, there have been people for and against the use of a sock on the drainage pipe...
The pipe itself could be the corrugated, but if you use the rigid PVC with the holes drilled at the bottom you could set up a cleanout so that if the system got clogged, you could clean it out as you would a sewer pipe. Extra work and expense, maybe a feature that will never be needed or used.
That's all general and based on what I've researched for my situation in Michigan. I imagine it's more dry there in AZ and what I need might be overkill for you, but presumably overkill doesn't hurt anything.
Please do NOT consider any "before" picture of my house as any kind of endorsement of any particular construction method. In fact, you should probably assume that if I post a "before" picture, I am posting it because I am soliciting advice on a proper replacement for one of MANY things done wrong by a previous owner.