The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design / Edition 4

The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design / Edition 4

by Edward Allen, Joseph Iano, Joseph Iano
     
 

The architect's favorite handbook—more informative and easier to use than ever!

The Architect's Studio Companion is the laborsaving design resource that architects and builders have relied on for years. Now in its fourth edition, this industry standard continues its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the

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The architect's favorite handbook—more informative and easier to use than ever!

The Architect's Studio Companion is the laborsaving design resource that architects and builders have relied on for years. Now in its fourth edition, this industry standard continues its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, mechanical, and egress systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable the designer to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes and get on with the design.

Now in a flex binding that makes it even easier to use, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fourth Edition provides quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for selecting, configuring, and sizing:

  • Structural systems
  • Heating, cooling, and electrical systems
  • Egress provisions, including exit stairways, parking garages, and parking lots
  • Daylight provisions

The book concludes with precalculated tables of building code height and area limitations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471736226
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 10.98(h) x 1.07(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

How to Use This Book.

SECTION 1: DESIGNING WITH BUILDING CODES.

1. Designing With Building Codes.

SECTION 2: DESIGNING THE STRUCTURE.

1. Selecting the Structural System.

2. Configuring the Structural System.

3. Sizing the Structural System.

SECTION 3: DESIGNING WITH DAYLIGHT.

1.Design Criteria For Daylighting Systems.

2. Configuring and Sizing Daylighting Systems.

SECTION 4: DESIGNING SPACES FOR MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES.

1. Selecting Heating and Cooling Systems For Large Buildings.

2. Configuring and Sizing Mechanical and Electrical Services for Large Buildings.

3. Mechanical and Electrical Systems For Small Buildings.

SECTION 5: DESIGNING FOR EGRESS AND ACCESSIBILITY.

1. Configuring the Egress System and Providing Accessible Routes.

2. Sizing the Egress System.

3. Stairway and Ramp Design.

SECTION 6: DESIGNING FOR PARKING.

1. Design Criteria for Parking Facilities.

2. Configuring Parking Facilities.

3. Sizing Parking Facilities.

SECTION 7: DESIGNING WITH HEIGHT AND AREA LIMITATIONS.

1. Height and Area Limitations.

2. Height and Area Tables.

Appendix A: Example Use of This Book.

Appendix B: Units of Conversion.

Bibliography.

Index.

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