Architect's Studio Companion Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

ISBN-10: 0470641916
ISBN-13: 9780470641910
Edition: 5th 2012
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 1/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Packed with useful information, this book is more than simply a reference. The authors of the best-selling Fundamentals of Building Construction, use their trademark talent for explaining highly technical concepts in an easy to understand manner, with data that informs the initial and subsequent designs. Designers will find themselves constantly going back to their Studio Companion for its straightforward and direct illustrations, rules of thumb and code issues. This is the only reference that so effectively incorporates building design with human factors. No architect should be without it.

Edward Allen, FAIA, has been a faculty member at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently lectured and taught at other institutions across the United States over the past thirty years. He is the bestselling author of Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Architectural Detailing, Shaping Structures: Statics, and Fundamentals of Building Construction, all published by Wiley.Joseph Iano has been Edward Allen's illustrator, collaborator, and coauthor for more than twenty-five years. He is a registered architect whose experience includes professional practice, teaching design and technology in numerous schools of architecture, and work in the construction trades. Currently, he heads a Seattle firm that provides technical consulting to architects and others in the design and construction industry.

Acknowledgments
How To Use This Book
Designing With Building Codes
Designing With Building Codes
Designing The Structure
Selecting The Structural System
Configuring The Structural System
Sizing The Structural System
Designing With Daylight
Design Criteria For Daylighting Systems
Configuring And Sizing Daylighting Systems
Designing Spaces For Mechanical And Electrical Services
Selecting Heating And Cooling Systems For Large Buildings
Configuring And Sizing Mechanical And Electrical Services For Large Buildings
Passive Heating And Cooling Systems
Mechanical And Electrical Systems For Small Buildings
Designing For Egress And Accessibility
Configuring The Egress System Andproviding Accessible Routes
Sizing The Egress System
Stairway And Ramp Design
Design For Parking
Design Criteria For Parking Facilities
Configuring Parking Facilities
Sizing Parking Facilities
Designing With Height And Area Limitations
Height And Area Limitations
Height And Area Tables
Example Use Of This Book
Units Of Conversion
Bibliography
Index

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