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Architectural Technology

ISBN-10: 1405194790

ISBN-13: 9781405194792

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Stephen Emmitt

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Since the publication of the first edition of Architectural Technology, in 2002, there have been significant developments in the number of courses, the profile of the discipline as well as significant changes in the Construction sector.The Second edition of Architectural Technology addresses these challenges directly. Much greater emphasis is given to the three core themes of the book - Environmental Sustainability; Innovation; and Design. An increase in the visual material included reinforces the critical role of Design, aiding students to better translate conceptual designs into built artefacts.Building upon solid teaching practice from the previous edition, Architectural Technology is now more concisely structured to take the reader through the whole life cycle of a building, emphasising sustainability and building performance. Material on digital information, building information modelling (BIM) and information communication technologies has been updated. Most chapters have been re-titled to emphasise the importance of design and make the book more accessible to a wider range of students. Chapters conclude with updated/more extensive links to further reading.Architectural Technology, 2nd Edition:Bridges the knowledge gap between design and constructionTackles the core subjects of management, technologies and design from a sustainable building angleAddresses the buildability and performance of a design from a whole life perspectiveThoroughly revised and updated this undergraduate level textbook is essential for Architectural Technology courses. Students studying Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Building Surveying;   and more general Construction courses, will find the material invaluable.
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Book details

List price: $33.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Foreword
CIAT President
Introduction
Fundamentals
Sensory engagement
Building innovation
Building characteristics
Enclosure and functional requirements
Philosophies and approaches
Physical design generators
The physical context: a sense of place
Micro climates and weathering
Structure and fabric
Materials
Services
Social design generators
The social context
Communication and language
Design decisions
Risk
Quality
Added value
Regulatory design generators
Town planning and development control
The building regulations
Standards and codes of practice
Trade associations
Testing and research reports
Humane design generators
Perception of our buildings
Physiology and usability
Healthy environments
Safe environments
Secure environments
Fire safety
Physical interfaces
Typologies
Transitions
Joints and connections
Tolerances
The art of detailing
Detailing principles
Environmental issues
Performance of the joint
Detailing criteria
Designing the details
The art of specifying
Specification methods
Selection criteria � fitness for purpose
Writing the specification
Contents of a written specification
The art of informing
Media
Coordinated project information
Drawings
Physical models
Bills of quantities
Digital information and virtual details
Information flow and design changes
Assembling the parts
The designer-contractor interface
Flows
Quality of work
Design changes
Practical completion and hand-over
Learning from building projects
Living with buildings
Durability and decay
Preservation, restoration, and conservation
Principles of conservation, repair and maintenance
Upgrading existing buildings
Learning from buildings
Disassembly and reuse
Reusing redundant buildings
Demolition and disassembly
Reclamation, reuse, and recycling
Stretching the tradition
Further Reading
References
Index