The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

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Wiley, Jan 5, 2012 - Architecture - 496 pages
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The architect's favorite handbook--now in an up-to-date, new edition!

The Architect's Studio Companion is the labor-saving designresource that architects, engineers, and builders have relied onfor years. Now in its Fifth Edition, this industry standardmaintains its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminaryselecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, environmental, and life safety systems of a building. Bestsellingauthors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering andbuilding code information to simple approximations that enabledesigners to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in amatter of minutes--without getting hung up on complicatedtechnical concepts.

Complete with a convenient flex binding that lies flat for easyuse, "The Architect's Studio Companion," Fifth Edition givesyou quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital helpfor the preliminary design of: structural systems; heating, cooling, and electrical systems; building code height and arealimits; exit stairways and other egress provisions; accessibilityregulations; surface parking and structured parking garages; anddaylight provisions. Additionally, this new edition gives you: The most current building codes in the United States andCanadaNew coverage of passive heating and cooling systemsGuidelines for designing for natural ventilationExtensively updated structural design guidelines

Packed with useful information, "The Architect's StudioCompanion," Fifth Edition is the definitive resource that noarchitect should be without.

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About the author (2012)

Edward Allen, FAIA, has been a member of the faculties of Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest at other institutions throughout the United States. He is the bestselling author of Fundamentals of Building Construction, Architectural Detailing, and Form and Forces (all from Wiley).

Joseph Iano is an author, illustrator, and practicing architect who has taught design and technology in schools of architecture throughout the United States. Currently, he heads a Seattle design firm that provides technical and quality management consulting. He is the coauthor with Edward Allen of Fundamentals of Building Construction.

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