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Architect's Studio Companion Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

ISBN-10: 0471736228
ISBN-13: 9780471736226
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Even in the earliest stages of the design process, architects must consider the impact that environmental factors, building codes, and structural demands will have on a building's design. The Architect's Studio Companionmakes it possible to get this  More...

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Book details

List price: $95.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

Even in the earliest stages of the design process, architects must consider the impact that environmental factors, building codes, and structural demands will have on a building's design. The Architect's Studio Companionmakes it possible to get this critical information upfront and in a matter of minutes. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano use their trademark talent for explaining highly technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner to help the designer enter the process more quickly, with data that informs the initial and subsequent designs.

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
Mechanical and Electrical Systems For Small Buildings
Designing for Egress and Accessibility
Configuring the Egress System and Providing Accessible Routes
Sizing the Egress System
Stairway and Ramp Design
Designing 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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