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Architectural Graphic Standards, 12th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-90950-8
1088 pages
March 2016
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The 'Architect's Bible' since 1932, updated with the latest codes and standards

Architectural Graphic Standards is the written authority for architects, designers, and building contractors. It provides comprehensive guidance on the visual representation of materials, products, systems, and assemblies. Updated to reflect the most current codes and standards, this new 12th edition features over 300 new drawings, tables, and designs and twenty-five percent new content. In response to architects' feedback and overwhelming demand for a more graphics-heavy format, this edition employs shorter, more accessible texts and more images of the standards and evolution of design and construction. New coverage includes building resiliency and the building envelope, expert discussion on the fundamentals of design and construction documentation, and new examination of environmental factors and material properties and performance. Sustainable Design is no longer separated, but incorporated throughout, and extensive appendices keep useful data right at your fingertips.

Graphic standards are essential to building design. They cover everything from door frames and roof designs to air ducts and outdoor sports facilities. This meticulous resource provides a compendium of planning standards, optimum dimensions, and normative construction details. The book is organized into three core sections covering: design and documentation, materials, and building elements.

Architectural Graphic Standards features:

  • Key architectural design and production processes—functional planning, environmental assessment, building resiliency, and architectural construction documentation
  • Thorough coverage of materials: concrete, masonry, metals, wood, plastics, composites, and glass
  • An exhaustive survey of building elements—substructures, shells, services, equipment, furnishings, special structures, and siteworks
  • Comprehensive appendixes filled with pertinent data such as: classic architectural elements, mathematical data, and structural calculations

Endorsed by the American Institute of Architects, this book has an enduring and unsurpassed reputation for high-quality illustration, text, and graphic design. For crucial information in a user-friendly format, Architectural Graphic Standards is the go-to reference on building design and construction.

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Table of Contents

A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER  XIII

A NOTE FROM THE AIA  XIV

ARCHITECTS’ TRIBUTES TO ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHIC STANDARDS  XV

INTRODUCTION  XVIII

SECTION 1: DESIGN PRINCIPLES & CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION  1

CHAPTER 1 FUNCTIONAL PLANNING 3

CHAPTER 2 ENVIRONMENT 73

CHAPTER 3 BUILDING RESILIENCY 107

CHAPTER 4 ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION 141

SECTION 2: MATERIALS  161

CHAPTER 5 CONCRETE 163

CHAPTER 6 MASONRY 181

CHAPTER 7 METALS 209

CHAPTER 8 WOOD, PLASTICS, AND COMPOSITES 233

CHAPTER 9 GLASS 259

SECTION 3: BUILDING ELEMENTS  271

CHAPTER 10 ELEMENT A: SUBSTRUCTURE 273

CHAPTER 11 ELEMENT B: SHELL 313

CHAPTER 12 ELEMENT C: INTERIORS 527

CHAPTER 13 ELEMENT D: SERVICES 641

CHAPTER 14 ELEMENT E: EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS 779

CHAPTER 15 ELEMENT F: SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION 877

CHAPTER 16 ELEMENT G: SITEWORK 923

APPENDICES 1005

A Classical Architectural Elements 1007

B Mathematical Data 1019

C Structural Calculations 1025

INDEX  1029

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Press Release

April 06, 2016
Announcing Architectural Graphic Standards, 12th Ed

Wiley announces the publication of the latest edition of Architectural Graphic Standards,the unsurpassed reference for building design and construction professionals. It provides visual representation of materials, products, systems, and assemblies. Meticulous attention to detail in both information and illustration has made this book the “Architect’s Bible” since 1932. This new edition provides an even greater emphasis on the visual by featuring a graphics-heavy format with shorter, more accessible texts, and even more illustrated guidance. New expert contributions expand on the fundamentals of design and construction documentation.

This new twelfth edition features:

  • Up-to-date codes and standards, with over 300 new drawings, tables, and diagrams
  • New coverage of building resiliency, emphasizing the building envelope
  • Material properties and performance analyses, with expanded materials selection
  • Environmental factors including climate, thermal comfort, daylighting, and acoustics
  • Sustainability and Universal Design principles integrated throughout the text

A New Online Resource

Launching in April 2016 is the new Architectural Graphic Standards Online which now makes Architectural Graphic Standards content available to anyone, anywhere, at any time.   Through monthly and annual subscriptions, users will be able to browse, search and use Graphic Standards content from desktops, tablets or mobile devices and access thousands of CAD files for use in their projects.

For more information and sample content, visit the prelaunch site: www.graphicstandards.com

“We are very excited about this new edition of Architectural Graphic Standards,” said Amanda L. Miller, Vice-President and Publisher, Wiley.  “In response to customer feedback, the 12th edition provides a greater graphics to text ratio, a return to the highly visual approach of previous editions. And with the launch of Architectural Graphic Standards Online we are now making expert knowledge readily available and discoverable throughout the architect’s workflow.”

Endorsed by the American Institute of Architects, Architectural Graphic Standards 12th Edition has an enduring and unsurpassed reputation for high-quality illustration, text, and graphic design. For crucial information in a user-friendly format, Architectural Graphic Standards is the go-to reference on building design and construction.

“The 12th edition supports the ways we access and process knowledge—visually,” said Robert Ivy, FAIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer, the American Institute of Architects.  “In doing so, the latest edition of AGS gives new life to what the Editor-in-Chief Dennis Hall identifies as the intent of the first authors to produce a graphic-centric resource.”

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