The fastest way to straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects
"The series is welcome . . . By providing recent buildings as examples, supported with technical information and charts of design criteria, these books attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice."-Oculus
Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized facilities. In each volume, leading national figures in the field address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-use format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips. Building Type Basics for Research Laboratories provides the essential information needed to initiate designs for government, academic, and private research laboratories. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, it combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, energy, cost, and safety issues that are unique to research laboratories with the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.
Table of contents
Editor's Preface (Stephen Kliment).
A New Design Model.
Architectural Design Issues.
Engineering Design Issues.
Appendix: The Laboratories for the 21st Century Initiative.
Bibliography and References.