About the Author
EDWARD ALLEN has taught for more than thirty years as a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University, and as an invited guest at institutions in the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has designed more than fifty constructed buildings and is the bestselling author of The Architect's Studio Companion, Architectural Detailing, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, and Shaping Structures: Statics, all published by Wiley.
JOSEPH IANO has been Edward Allen's illustrator, collaborator, and coauthor for more than twenty years. He is a registered architect whose experience includes professional practice, teaching design and technology in numerous schools of architecture, and work in the construction trades. Currently he heads a Seattle firm that provides technical consulting to architects and others in the design and construction industry.