The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-12-27
  • Publisher: Wiley
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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.

Author Biography

Edward Allen, FAIA, has been a member of the faculties of Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest at other institutions throughout the United States. He is the bestselling author of Fundamentals of Building Construction, Architectural Detailing, and Form and Forces (all from Wiley).

Joseph Iano is an author, illustrator, and practicing architect who has taught design and technology in schools of architecture throughout the United States. Currently, he heads a Seattle design firm that provides technical and quality management consulting. He is the coauthor with Edward Allen of Fundamentals of Building Construction.

Table of Contents

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
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