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Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities presents nuts-and-boltsguidelines and inspirational, real-world advice to jump-startsuperlative design projects for a variety of transit facilities.Award-winning architect Kenneth Griffin, AIA, provides guidelines,cautionary advice, and lessons learned from a variety of actualtransit design projects–such as facilities serving heavy- andlight-rail trains (including subways), airports, buses, andships–to steer everyone on a project toward making sounddecisions early in the planning cycle. Descriptive illustrationsand need-to-know information offer valuable coverage on suchessential topics as ridership analysis, station-area development,vertical circulation, and safety and security issues.

This indispensable guide:

  • Asks and answers twenty questions that frequently arise in theearly phases of a project commission
  • Provides project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections,and details
  • Includes design guidelines for a variety of transit facilitiesprojects, including some of the most innovative contemporarydesigns

This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluableguide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get movingquickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building TypeBasics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date informationinstantly and saves architects and facility planners countlesshours of research. Engineering consultants will also find in thisvolume a wealth of information to help them tackle transit buildingcommissions of every kind and scale.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471273394
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/23/2004
  • Series: Building Type Basics Series, #8
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.63 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

KENNETH W. GRIFFIN, AIA, is DMJM+HARRIS’s principal architectfor the design of rail transit stations and intermodal transitcenters. He is recognized as a leading transit architectresponsible for many award-winning designs for transit stations inthe U.S., Canada, and Asia. With hundreds of station designs in hisportfolio, Griffin has served as design manager for the Long IslandRailroad passenger terminal at Grand Central Station; chiefarchitect for the New York City Transit’s Second Avenuesubway project; facilities design manager for the Port Authority ofNew York and New Jersey’s new World Trade Center PATHTerminal; and design advisor for two stations on the Taiwanhigh-speed rail line.

STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), is anarchitectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the CityCollege of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Recordfrom 1990 to 1996.

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Table of Contents

Preface (Stephen A. Kliment).



1. Predesign with Paul Diez; Howard Gregson.

2. Urban Planning and Station Area Development with DianaMendez; Sheldon Fialkoff.

3. Station Types and Configurations.

4. Design Concerns and Process.

5. Life Safety, Codes, and ADA.

6. Engineering Considerations with James Francomacaro; WallyDelaBarre; Bruce Dandie.

7. Special Equipment with Matthew Pollack.

8. Materials and Finishes.

9. Acoustics and Vibration (Richard A. Carman, Wilson, Ihrig andAssociates, Inc.).

10. Lighting (Domingo Gonzales, Domingo Gonzales and Associates,Inc.).

11. Wayfinding (Joseph Erhart, Apple Designs, Inc.).

12. Safety and Security.

13. Transit Stations at Airports: A Case Study (Robert Davidson,Chief Architect Port Authority of New York and New Jersey).

14. Cruise Terminals (Richard Heidrich).

15. Modernization and Retrofit Issues.

16. Station Operation and Maintenance.

Appendix: Case Studies.


Bibliography and References.


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