Architectural Detailing: Function - Constructibility - Aesthetics

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 29, 2012 - Architecture - 336 pages
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This edition of the industry standard on architectural detailing includes new sections covering analysis and modification of existing details and design of new details, both basic and advanced. Revised to address sustainability and to reflect the International Building CodeŽ, Architectural Detailing continues to deliver reliable, insightful information on how to design details that will be water- and airtight, control the flows of heat and water vapor, adjust to all kinds of movement, age gracefully, be easy to construct, and still look good.

Conveniently organized by the three major concerns of the detailer—function, constructibility, and aesthetics—this edition features:

  • Richly illustrated examples of detail design, case studies, and practical exercises.
  • New and revised patterns showing form, constructibility, and aesthetics.
  • Everything you need, whether a student or professional, to design details that work.

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Controlling Water Leakage
Controlling Air Leakage
Controlling Heat Flow
Controlling Water Vapor
Controlling Sound
Accommodating Movement
Providing Structural Support
Providing for the Life Cycle of the Building
Ease of Assembly
Forgiving Details
Efficient Use of Construction Resources
Detailing a Building in Wood Light Framing
Detailing a Building in Architectural Concrete
Detailing a Brick Facing on a Concrete Frame

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About the author (2012)

EDWARD ALLEN, FAIA, has been a faculty member at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has frequently lectured and taught at other institutions across the United States over the past thirty years. He is the bestselling author of The Architect's Studio Companion, Shaping Structures: Statics, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, and Fundamentals of Building Construction, all published by Wiley.

PATRICK RAND, AIA, is Distinguished Professor of Architecture at North Carolina State University. He maintains an active practice and conducts research regarding construction materials.

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