Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities / Edition 1by Kenneth W. Griffin
Pub. Date: 04/23/2004
Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities presents nuts-and-bolts guidelines and inspirational, real-world advice to jump-start superlative 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 actual transit design projectssuch as… See more details below
Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities presents nuts-and-bolts guidelines and inspirational, real-world advice to jump-start superlative 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 actual transit design projectssuch as facilities serving heavy- and light-rail trains (including subways), airports, buses, and shipsto steer everyone on a project toward making sound decisions early in the planning cycle. Descriptive illustrations and need-to-know information offer valuable coverage on such essential 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 the early phases of a project commission
- Provides project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details
- Includes design guidelines for a variety of transit facilities projects, including some of the most innovative contemporary designs
This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves architects and facility planners countless hours of research. Engineering consultants will also find in this volume a wealth of information to help them tackle transit building commissions of every kind and scale.
Table of Contents
Preface (Stephen A. Kliment).
1. Predesign with Paul Diez; Howard Gregson.
2. Urban Planning and Station Area Development with Diana Mendez; Sheldon Fialkoff.
3. Station Types and Configurations.
4. Design Concerns and Process.
5. Life Safety, Codes, and ADA.
6. Engineering Considerations with James Francomacaro; Wally DelaBarre; Bruce Dandie.
7. Special Equipment with Matthew Pollack.
8. Materials and Finishes.
9. Acoustics and Vibration (Richard A. Carman, Wilson, Ihrig and Associates, 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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