Building Type Basics for Justice Facilities

  • ID: 3977824
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The fastest way to straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects

"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 with the essentials they need to jump–start the design of a variety of specialized facilities. In each volume, leading national figures 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–use format. The result is a valuable, hands–on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips.

Building Type Basics for Justice Facilities provides in–depth information that is essential to initiate designs for a variety of justice facilities, including law enforcement, adult detention, courts, corrections, juvenile and family justice, and multi–occupancy facilities. Filled with project photos, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, it combines in–depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, energy, cost information, safety, and security issues that are unique to justice facilities with the nuts–and–bolts design guidelines that will start the project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.

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Preface (Stephen A. Kliment)



1. Introduction.

2. Law Enforcement Facilities.

3. Adult Detention Facilities.

4 Courthouse Facilities.

5. Adult Correctional Facilities.

6. Juvenile and Family Justice Facilities.

7. Multi–occupant Facilities.


8. Lighting and Acoustics.

9. Mechanical, Electrical, and Structural Systems.

10. Specialty Systems.

11. Security Systems.

12. Costs, Financing, and Project Delivery.

Appendix: Space Requirements for Justice Facilities.

Bibliography and Resources.


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TODD S. PHILLIPS, PhD, AIA, is a courts planning and research consultant and Director of the International Center for Courts Design Research, a nonprofit Organization based in Washington, D.C. He served as the director of the Center for Advanced Technology Facilities Design at the American Institute of Architects from 1992 to 2000.

MICHAEL A. GRIEBEL is Senior Vice President of Architecture at Healy, Snyder, Bender & Associates, Inc. (HSB) in Chicago, Illinois. He has led the planning and design of more than 100 justice facility projects since 1980.

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.

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