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Author Allen, Edward, 1938-

Title The architect's studio companion : rules of thumb for preliminary design / Edward Allen and Joseph Iano
Edition Fourth edition
Published Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2007


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Description 468 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Sect. 1. Designing with building codes -- 1. Designing with building codes -- Sect. 2. Designing the structure -- 1. Selecting the structural system -- 2. Configuring the structural system -- 3. Sizing the structural system -- Sect. 3. Designing with daylight -- 1. Design criteria for daylighting systems -- 2. Configuring and sizing daylighting systems -- Sect. 4. Designing spaces for mechanical and electrical services -- 1. Selecting heating and cooling systems for large buildings -- 2. Configuring and sizing mechanical and electrical services for large buildings -- 3. Mechanical and electrical systems for small buildings -- Sect. 5. Designing for egress and accessibility -- 1. Configuring the egress system and providing accessible routes -- 2. Sizing the egress system -- 3. Stairway and ramp design -- Sect. 6. Designing for parking -- 1. Design criteria for parking facilities -- 2. Configuring parking facilities -- 3. Sizing parking facilities
Sect. 7. Designing with height and area limitations -- 1. Height and area limitations -- 2. Height and area tables
Summary "The Architect's Studio Companion is the laborsaving design resource that architects and builders have relied on for years. Now in its fourth edition, this industry standard continues its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, mechanical, and egress systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable the designer to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes and get on with the design."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Architectural design -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Iano, Joseph.
LC no. 2006045074
ISBN 0471736228 cloth alk paper