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The fastest way to straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects
"The series is welcome . . . By providing recent buildings as examples, supported with technical information and charts of design criteria, these books attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice."
Building Type Basics books provide architects, engineers, and facility planners with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized facilities. In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-follow format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips.
Building Type Basics for Places of Worship is a practical guide to all of the design considerations for a broad variety of religious facilitiesfrom predesign research to operations and maintenance. Complete with descriptive illustrations, this useful resource offers essential information, guidelines, and cautionary advice on building projects for churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and spaces for religious education.
Preface (S. Kliment).
1. The Significance and Qualities of Worship Spaces.
2. Project Team and Process.
3. Unique Design Concerns.
4. Site Selection and Planning.
5. Public Agency Approval.
6. Sustainable Design (F. Cousins and M. Murosky).
7. Structural Systems (B. Gibbons, et al.).
8. Mechanical Systems (F. Cousins and M. Murosky).
9. Electrical and Communications Systems (S. Done and J. Phillips).
10. Special Equipment.
12. Acoustic and Audiovisual Considerations (D. Paoletti and S. Milsom).
13. Lightning Design (F. Krahe and P. Butler).
14. Furniture, Fixtures, and Artwork.
15. Wayfinding, Graphics, and Signage.
16. Historic Renovation.
17. International Challenges.
18. Operation and Maintenance.
19. Key Cost Factors.
20. Sources of Finance.
Bibliography and References.