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Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities

ISBN: 978-0-471-27339-4
368 pages
May 2004
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Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities covers the essentials of designing transit facilities.
* Features innovative transit station designs, including light and heavy rail, airports, and cruise terminals.
* Presents numerous illustratrations with descriptive floor plans, diagrams, and photographs.
* Provides need-to-know information for getting started in this complex area.

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Preface (Stephen A. Kliment).

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Predesign with Paul Diez; Howard Gregson.

2. Urban Planning and Station Area Development with Diana Mendez; Sheldon Fialkoff.

3. Station Types and Configurations.

4. Design Concerns and Process.

5. Life Safety, Codes, and ADA.

6. Engineering Considerations with James Francomacaro; Wally DelaBarre; Bruce Dandie.

7. Special Equipment with Matthew Pollack.

8. Materials and Finishes.

9. Acoustics and Vibration (Richard A. Carman, Wilson, Ihrig and Associates, Inc.).

10. Lighting (Domingo Gonzales, Domingo Gonzales and Associates, Inc.).

11. Wayfinding (Joseph Erhart, Apple Designs, Inc.).

12. Safety and Security.

13. Transit Stations at Airports: A Case Study (Robert Davidson, Chief Architect Port Authority of New York and New Jersey).

14. Cruise Terminals (Richard Heidrich).

15. Modernization and Retrofit Issues.

16. Station Operation and Maintenance.

Appendix: Case Studies.

Glossary.

Bibliography and References.

Index.

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KENNETH W. GRIFFIN, AIA, is DMJM+HARRIS’s principal architect for the design of rail transit stations and intermodal transit centers. He is recognized as a leading transit architect responsible for many award-winning designs for transit stations in the U.S., Canada, and Asia. With hundreds of station designs in his portfolio, Griffin has served as design manager for the Long Island Railroad passenger terminal at Grand Central Station; chief architect for the New York City Transit’s Second Avenue subway project; facilities design manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s new World Trade Center PATH Terminal; and design advisor for two stations on the Taiwan high-speed rail line.

STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), is an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996.

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