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This study guide offers you a comprehensive review of both theory and practice for the Pre-Design exam. Learn how to apply your project development knowledge and skills to architectural programming, from environmental and social issues to site planning and design.
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Overview

This study guide offers you a comprehensive review of both theory and practice for the Pre-Design exam. Learn how to apply your project development knowledge and skills to architectural programming, from environmental and social issues to site planning and design.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780793194735
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/15/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Programming and Analysis
Architectural Design     3
The Nature of Architectural Design     3
Considerations in Architectural Design     5
Quiz     11
Form Prototypes     13
Introduction     13
Organizational Values     14
Organization and Design     15
Organizational Factors     16
Organizational Patterns     17
Determinants of Form     18
Quiz     24
Programming and Space Needs     27
Introduction     27
Programming Purpose     27
Programming Process     28
Programming Limitations     30
Program Outline Format     31
Determining Space Needs     32
Estimating Space Needs     35
Example Project Program     42
Summary     46
Quiz     48
Building Prototypes     51
Introduction     51
Housing     51
Hotels     54
Shopping Centers     56
Schools     58
Churches     60
Theaters     62
Parking Facilities     63
Hospitals     65
Summary     66
Quiz     67
Quiz Answers     69
Environmental, Social & Economic Issues
Design Relationship to the Human body     73
Introduction     73
Nature as a Source of Inspiration     75
A Vocabulary of Form     76
Summary     86
Quiz     87
Urban Design     89
Urban Design in History     89
Urban Forms and Patterns     96
The Neighborhood Concept     100
Housing Types     102
Housing Patterns     103
New Urbanism     106
The Future of the City     107
Summary     107
Quiz     108
The Human Dimension     111
Introduction     111
Biological Considerations     112
Perceptual Considerations     114
Demographic Considerations     118
Sociological Considerations     119
Urban Pathologies     121
Human Factors: Research, Design, and Behavior     122
Summary     124
Quiz     125
Environmental Factors     127
Climate     127
Ecology     139
Ahwahnee Principles     141
Sustainable Design     143
Sustainable Site Planning and Design     146
Summary     149
Quiz     150
Land Analysis     153
Introduction     153
Ownership     154
Catchment Areas     155
Land Use and Land Value     157
Overimprovement and Underimprovement     158
Surveys     159
Site Analysis     161
Natural Landforms     164
Site Design Characteristics     165
Site Design Process     170
Summary     171
Quiz     172
Quiz Answers     173
Codes and Regulations
Land and Building Regulation     177
Introduction     177
Types of Owners     178
Types of Ownership     179
Methods of Transferring Title to Property     181
Property Descriptions     182
Deed Terms and Restrictions     183
Air and Subsurface Rights     184
Other Rights and Restrictions     184
Eminent Domain      185
Development Impact Financing     186
Development Rights Transfer     187
Summary     187
Quiz     188
Zoning Ordinances and Building Codes     189
Introduction     189
Zoning     190
Federal Regulations     196
Legal Restrictions on Land Use     201
Building Codes     202
Fire Resistance     206
Loads     212
Other Codes     213
Summary     214
Quiz     215
Quiz Answers     218
Project and Practice Management
Scheduling of Design and Construction     223
Architectural Process     223
Design Scheduling     225
Construction Scheduling     230
Summary     237
Quiz     238
Budget Analysis and Cost Estimating     241
The Importance of Budgeting     241
Project Development Budget     242
Cost Estimating     248
Construction Overhead and Profit     257
Construction Cost Escalation     260
Cost Indexes     260
The Financing of Building Projects      261
Summary     268
Quiz     269
Delivery Methods     271
Owner Requirements     271
Design/Award/Build Delivery Method     271
Construction Management Delivery Method     272
Design/Build Delivery Method     273
Summary     274
Quiz     275
The Architectural Design Team     277
Structuring the Architectural Design Team     277
Construction Documents of Consultants     278
The Sustainable Project Design Team     285
Summary     286
Quiz     287
Quiz Answers     288
Site Planning and Design
Movement and Utility Systems     293
Introduction     293
Circulation Systems     293
Pedestrian Circulation     304
Public Transit     305
Provisions for the Handicapped     307
Services and Utilities     310
Summary     316
Quiz     317
Site Planning     319
Introduction     319
Climate     319
Geology and Soils     327
Topography and Drainage     334
Land Problems      338
Soils     339
Landscaping     341
Site Development Costs     343
Summary     349
Quiz     350
Part Five Quiz Answers     353
Glossary     355
Examination Directions     363
Final Examination     367
Examination Answers     387
Index     401
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