Architectural Graphic Standards

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Wiley, Mar 30, 2007 - Architecture - 1080 pages
Since 1932, the ten editions of Architectural Graphic Standards have been referred to as the "architect's bible." From site excavation to structures to roofs, this book is the first place to look when an architect is confronted with a question about building design. With more than 8,000 architectural illustrations, including both reference drawings and constructible architectural details, this book provides an easily accessible graphic reference for highly visual professionals.

To celebrate seventy-five years as the cornerstone of an industry, this commemorative Eleventh Edition is the most thorough and significant revision of Architectural Graphic Standards in a generation. Substantially revised to be even more relevant to today's design professionals, it features:

An entirely new, innovative look and design created by Bruce Mau Design that includes a modern page layout, bold second color, and new typeface

Better organized-- a completely new organization structure applies the UniFormat(r) classification system which organizes content by function rather than product or material

Expanded and updated coverage of inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategies

Environmentally-sensitive and sustainable design is presented and woven throughout including green materials, LEEDS standards, and recyclability

A bold, contemporary new package--as impressive closed as it is open, the Eleventh Edition features a beveled metal plate set in a sleek, black cloth cover

Ribbon Markers included as a convenient and helpful way to mark favorite and well used spots in the book

All New material

Thoroughly reviewed and edited by hundreds of building science experts and experienced architects, all new details and content including:

new structural technologies, building systems, and materials

emphasis on sustainable construction, green materials, LEED standards, and recyclability

expanded and updated coverage on inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategies

computing technologies including Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD/CAM

new information on regional and international variations

accessibility requirements keyed throughout the text

new standards for conducting, disseminating, and applying architectural research

New and improved details

With some 8,500 architectural illustrations, including both reference drawings and constructible architectural details, Architectural Graphic Standards continues to be the industry's leading, easily accessible graphic reference for highly visual professionals.

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Andy Pressman is Director of the Architect Program and Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico and the principal of Andy Pressman, AIA Architect. His work has been featured in more than 20 publications, including Architectural Record, Architecture, and the Washington Post. He has bachelor's degrees in architecture and building science from Rensselaer Polytechnic and a master's in design studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He holds National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certification, and is licensed in Maine, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, and Illinois. He is also the author of Professional Practice 101, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1997.

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS was founded in 1857. Through education, community redevelopment, and public outreach activities, the AIA and its 70,000 members work to achieve a more humane built environment and a higher standard of professionalism for architects.

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