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The Architect's Studio Companion. Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design. 6th Edition

  • ID: 3787638
  • Book
  • 512 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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THE GUIDEBOOK AT EVERY ARCHITECT′S FINGERTIPS UPDATED AND EXPANDED

Get your preliminary designs off the ground with The Architect′s Studio Companion, Sixth Edition the handbook you need for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, environmental, life safety, accessibility, and parking systems of a building. Edward Allen and Joseph Iano, authors of the bestselling Fundamentals of Building Construction, use their trademark talent for boiling down complex technical requirements into easy–to–use and time saving guidelines for the engineering and architectural design of buildings. Use this practical reference to:

  • Quickly access up–to–date information on the latest energy efficient building heating and cooling systems
  • Easily explore alternative structural materials and systems for your building design
  • Readily incorporate the requirements of the latest U.S. and Canadian model building codes and accessibility regulations
  • Consider passive approaches to heating and cooling, natural daylighting, and other sustainable building design strategies

Streamline your design process today with The Architect′s Studio Companion, Sixth Edition.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ix

SECTION 1 DESIGNING WITH BUILDING CODES 1

1. DESIGNING WITH BUILDING CODES 3

SECTION 2 DESIGNING THE STRUCTURE 19

1. SELECTING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM 21

2. CONFIGURING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM 37

3. SIZING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM 55

SECTION 3 DESIGNING WITH DAYLIGHT 139

1. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS 141

2. CONFIGURING AND SIZING DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS 151

SECTION 4 DESIGNING SPACES FOR MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES 159

1. SELECTING HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS FOR LARGE BUILDINGS 161

2. CONFIGURING AND SIZING MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES FOR LARGE BUILDINGS 185

3. PASSIVE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS 221

4. MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUILDINGS 239

SECTION 5 DESIGNING FOR EGRESS AND ACCESSIBILITY 265

1. CONFIGURING THE EGRESS SYSTEM AND PROVIDING ACCESSIBLE ROUTES 267

2. SIZING THE EGRESS SYSTEM 301

3. STAIRWAY AND RAMP DESIGN 317

SECTION 6 DESIGNING FOR PARKING 333

1. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR PARKING FACILITIES 335

2. CONFIGURING PARKING FACILITIES 343

3. SIZING PARKING FACILITIES 355

SECTION 7 DESIGNING WITH HEIGHT AND AREA LIMITATIONS 369

1. HEIGHT AND AREA LIMITATIONS 371

2. HEIGHT AND AREA TABLES 391

APPENDIX A

EXAMPLE USE OF THIS BOOK 479

APPENDIX B

UNITS OF CONVERSION 485

BIBLIOGRAPHY 487

INDEX 489

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