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

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

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By (author) Edward Allen, By (author) Joseph Iano

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 279mm x 25mm | 1,338g
  • Publication date: 27 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470641916
  • ISBN 13: 9780470641910
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 287,912

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Packed with useful information, this book is more than simply a reference. The authors of the best-selling Fundamentals of Building Construction , use their trademark talent for explaining highly technical concepts in an easy to understand manner, with data that informs the initial and subsequent designs. Designers will find themselves constantly going back to their Studio Companion for its straightforward and direct illustrations, rules of thumb and code issues. This is the only reference that so effectively incorporates building design with human factors. No architect should be without it.

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Author information

Edward Allen , FAIA, has been a member of the faculties of Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest at other institutions throughout the United States. He is the bestselling author of Fundamentals of Building Construction , Architectural Detailing , and Form and Forces (all from Wiley). Joseph Iano is an author, illustrator, and practicing architect who has taught design and technology in schools of architecture throughout the United States. Currently, he heads a Seattle design firm that provides technical and quality management consulting. He is the coauthor with Edward Allen of Fundamentals of Building Construction .

Table of contents

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. PASSIVE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS 4. 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 DESIGN 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