"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 Transit Facilities is a nuts–and–bolts guide to all the design considerations for a diverse variety of transit facilitiesfrom predesign research to operations and maintenance. Complete with descriptive illustrations, this useful resource offers essential information, guidelines, and cautionary advice on building projects serving heavy– and light–rail trains (including subways), airports, buses, and ships.
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.
STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), is an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996.