Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design : Technical Data for Professional Practice: Technical Data for Professional Practice

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McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech, Dec 16, 2004 - Architecture - 640 pages
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Since its release in 1946, this has been one of the most widely recognized and respected resources for architects, engineers, and designers, bringing together the knowledge, techniques, and skills of some of the most well-known experts in the field. The new Eighth Edition takes a fresh, visual approach to the information architects need to access quickly, helping them save time and money by assuring they get it right the first time. Readers will find timely, new chapters on building security, natural disaster mitigation, building diagnostics, facility management, and much more. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the complete contents of the Eighth Edition.

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A valuable resource of technical standards and data for architects
As a former Dean and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (1990-2000) and former Visiting
Professor at Yale School of Architecture and Chair of Yale's Master of Environmental Design Program (1970-1990), Mr. Donald Watson, FAIA, NCARB, and Mr. Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., an adjunct professor of architecture at the Roger Williams University School of Architecture, utilize their experience and expertise in architectural journalism, research, practice and education in compiling and editing the "Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design." (8th Edition)
For over 60 years, "Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design" has been a valuable resource of technical standards and data for architects. It includes 5 parts organized per the Uniformat II classification system (from bottom to top, and from outside to inside of a building), contributed by a number of experts in the field:
Part A is Substructure. It discusses foundations and basement construction: soils and foundation types; retaining walls, subsurface moisture protection.
Part B is Shell. It discusses superstructure (overview of structures; design loads; designs for different types of structures: wood, steel, concrete, and masonry), exterior closure (overall view of exterior wall systems; thermal insulation; building movement; corrosion of metals; moisture control and the building envelop; watertight exterior walls; exterior doors and hardware; windows; solar control), and roofing (roofing systems, gutters and downspouts; roof openings and accessories).
Part C is Interiors. It discusses interior constructions (suspended ceiling systems; interior partitions and panels), stair cases (stair design; stair dimensioning), and dimensions (dimensions of the human figure; universal design and accessible design; design standards for pedestrian circulation; parking and vehicular circulation).
Part D is Services. It discusses conveying systems (elevators and escalators), plumbing (plumbing systems; sanitary waste systems; special plumbing systems), HVAC systems (HVAC systems for commercial buildings, special HVAC equipment), and fire protection (fire protection sprinkler systems; special fire protection systems; fire alarm systems), electrical systems (communication and security systems; electronic systems specialties; lighting)
Part E is appendixes, including: mathematics and drawings, units of measurements, the SI metric systems, and a table of contents for CD Rom.
"Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design" includes many interior line drawings, such as sections and details, etc. They are practical, clear and straight forward: showing you where you should place flashing, drip, and weep holes, etc.
"Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design" has 640 pages. It is a valuable resource of technical standards and data for architects.
Gang Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Author of "Architectural Practice Simplified," "LEED GA Exam Guide," "Planting Design Illustrated," and other books on various LEED exams, architecture, and landscape architecture
 

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Donald Watson, FAIA, NCARB, is an architect in private practice. He is former Dean and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (1990-2000) and former Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture and Chair of Yale's Master of Environmental Design Program (1970-1990). He has received the 2002 ASCA Distinguished Professor Award and a AIA Educational Honors Award (1997). His architectural work has received national and international design awards. His books include Designing and Building a Solar House (Garden Way, 1977), and Climatic Building Design, co-authored with Kenneth Labs (McGraw-Hill, 1983), recipient of the 1984 Best Book in Architecture and Planning Award from the American Publishers Association. He is editor-in-chief of Time-Saver Standards for Building Materials and Systems (2000) and Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design (2003).

Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D. is active in architectural journalism, research, teaching, and practice. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture from Catholic University. He has previously served as technical editor for Architecture and Progressive Architecture magazines and is a former contributing editor to Construction Specifier. He is a licensed architect and a senior associate at Steven Winter Associates, a building systems research and consulting firm in Norwalk, Connecticut, and the editor-in-chief of Faith & Form magazine. Dr. Crosbie has won several journalism awards. He is the author of more than a dozen books on architectural subjects and several hundred articles that have appeared in publications such as Architectural Record, Architecture, Collier's Encyclopedia Yearbook, Construction Specifier, Fine Homebuilding, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Progressive Architecture, and Wiley's Encyclopedia of Architecture, Design, Engineering & Construction. He has been a visiting lecturer/critic at University of Pennsylvania; Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee; Yale School of Architecture; and the Moscow Architectural Institute and is adjunct professor of architecture at the Roger Williams University School of Architecture.

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