Advanced Building Systems: A Technical Guide for Architects and Engineers

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Birkhäuser, 2003 - Architecture - 522 pages
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Saving resources and cutting costs, protecting the environment and using renewable energies are the criteria which are important for modern buildings, and as such, designers today face the complex challenges of "integral planning", demanding the interaction of various disciplines to create a building with optimum efficiency whilst saving material and running costs. Active factors such as construction, buildings skins, layout of rooms, and exterior space should take up as little of the internal technical units as possible and all passive measures should be exploited to the maximum. Daniel's Advanced Building Systems provides an up-to-date overview of all essential building installations and most recent technologies, complete with a wide range of detailed technical plans. It is not merely a systematic handbook focusing on building technology for students of architecture, civil engineering and mechanical engineering, it is also a reference work enabling the practitioner to draw up initial plans and dimensions.

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Daniels is Chairman of the Board of HL-Technik AG which collaborates with many of today's most renowned contemporary architects. He is also professor of Building Technology and Services at ETH Zurich.

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