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Encyclopedia of Architectural Technology

ISBN: 978-0-471-88559-7
360 pages
April 2002
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Constant technological advancements are opening up dramatic new possibilities for the built form; at the same time architects are developing innovative designs which require new techniques to make these ideas reality.

The Encyclopedia of Architectural Technology is the first book to specifically address these two issues by providing a comprehensive reference to modern architectural technologies, encompassing all key aspects of construction, structures, environmental design and servicing. The Encyclopaedia features over 180 entries ranging from materials and techniques to notable innovators in architecture and engineering. Each entry includes a brief quick-reference summary followed by a more detailed text and suggestions for further reading.

Besides technological terms, entries are included on related topics such as sick building syndrome and sustainability. Key engineers Ove Arup and Ted Happold have dedicated entries, as do a range of ground-breaking architects such as Le Corbusier, Norman Foster, Walter Gropius, Herzog & de Meuron, Oscar Niemeyer, Richard Rogers, Carlo Scarpa, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ken Yeang and many others.
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Table of Contents

Aalto, Alvar.

Acoustics.

Air conditioning.

Air supported structures.

Airtightness and IAQ.

Aluminium.

Ando, Tadao.

Arup, Sir Ove Nyquist.

Atrium.

Automated manufacture and construction.

Beams.

Bespoke.

Bracing.

Bricks and blocks.

Bricks and blocks - finishes.

Buildability.

Building management systems (BMS).

Building systems.

Cable nets.

Calatrava, Santiago.

Cantilevers.

Carbon dioxide (CO2).

Cardboard.

Castings.

Cavity.

Ceilings (OPC).

Cement.

Ceramics.

Cladding.

Cladding - components.

Columns.

Composite decking.

Composite materials.

Composite panels.

Concrete.

Concrete - finishes.

Concrete - structures.

Condensation.

Connections.

Construction programme.

Copper.

Core (services).

Core (structural).

Corrosion.

COR-TEN(r) (weathering steel).

Critical path analysis.

Design life.

Dry construction and wet construction.

Durability.

Dynamic thermal simulation.

Earth construction.

Ecological design.

'Eco-points'.

Energy efficiency.

Environmental design.

Epoxy.

ETFE.

Fabric energy storage.

Façades and façade engineering.

Fire engineering.

Fire protection.

Fit-out.

Floors.

Foster, Sir Norman.

Foundations.

Frame.

Galvanising.

Glass.

Glass - laminated and coated.

Glass - structural glazing.

GRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete).

Grass ('green') roofs.

Grids for structure and layout.

Grimshaw, Nicholas.

Gropius, Walter.

Happold, Ted and Buro Happold.

HVAC.

Heat recovery.

Herzog & De Meuron.

High-tech.

'Honesty'.

Hopkins, Michael and Patty.

ICT in buildings.

Insulation.

Integration.

Intelligent façades and materials.

Intumescent paint.

Jiricna, Eva.

'Just-in-time' construction.

Kahn, Louis.

Lautner, John.

Le Corbusier.

Lead.

Lead-time.

'Lean' construction.

Life-cycle analysis (LCA).

Life-cycle costing.

Light steel frame.

Lighting - daylighting.

Lighting - artificial lighting.

Louvres and brise soleil.

Lubetkin, Berthold.

Maintenance.

Metals.

Mineral fibres.

Modules and modular construction.

Mortars, cement and lime.

Nervi, Pier Luigi.

Neutra, Richard.

Niemeyer, Oscar.

Night ventilation.

Nouvel, Jean.

Off site manufacture.

On site production.

Otto, Frei.

Overcladding.

Oversizing.

Performance.

Permeability.

Phase change materials.

Photovoltaics (PV).

Piano, Renzo.

Plasterboard.

Plastics.

Plastics - fabrication.

Plastics - types.

Plastics for adhesives and finishes.

Pods.

Procurement.

Profiled metal decking.

Proprietary goods and standardisation.

Prouvé, Jean.

Recycling.

Retaining walls.

Rice, Peter.

Risers and trunking.

Risk management.

Ritchie, Ian.

Rogers, Richard (Lord Rogers of Riverside).

Roofs.

Scarpa, Carlo.

Schindler, RM.

Sealants.

Services.

Sick building syndrome (SBS).

Single ply membranes.

Siza, Alvaro.

Solar panels.

Specification.

Stack effect.

Stainless steel.

Standing seam roof.

Stone.

Structural steel.

Surface finishes.

Sustainability.

Technology transfer.

Textile membrane roofs.

Thermal bridging.

Thermal comfort.

Thermolabyrinths.

Timber.

Timber - hardwoods and softwoods.

Timber - laminated timber.

Timber - manufactured boards.

Timber - production and finishes.

Timber - structures.

Tolerance.

Trombe wall

Value engineering (VE).

van der Rohe, Mies.

Ventilation.

von Gerkan & Marg.

Walls.

Water management and drainage.

Weathering.

Wind towers.

Windows and curtain walling.

Wright, Frank Lloyd.

Yeang, Ken.

Zinc.
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Author Information

DR JACQUELINE GLASS is a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture, where she undertakes research within the Oxford Centre for Sustainable Development. Her research interests and projects have covered innovation in construction, sustainability, off-site production, energy efficiency in buildings and cost modelling. She is the author of many articles and several publications. She undertook her architectural training at Oxford, then chose to develop a specialism in the architectural, cultural and environmental aspects of concrete construction. Dr Glass is Architectural Consultant to the British Cement Association and has lectured in the UK and USA.
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Reviews

"...a useful reference tome with a detailed explanation of many key terms..." (Architects' Journal, 11 April 2002)

"Clearly organised and well-presented" (Architecture Today, 1 May 2002)

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