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The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design, 5e Wiley E-Text Card

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The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design, 5e Wiley E-Text Card

Edward Allen, Joseph Iano

ISBN: 978-1-118-83042-0 November 2011 1 Pages

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A resource for architects covering a range of specific design demands

Architects face design challenges and The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design provides wide-ranging guidelines for specific design tasks. This fifth edition book covers designing spaces for mechanical and electrical services; working with building codes; selecting and configuring structural systems; and managing heating and cooling for buildings of various sizes. The book addresses areas that architects must consider when creating public spaces, such as accessibility and stairway/ramp designs, criteria for parking facilities, and designing with height limitations.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ix

SECTION 1 DESIGNING WITH BUILDING CODES 1

1. DESIGNING WITH BUILDING CODES 1

SECTION 2 DESIGNING THE STRUCTURE 19

1. SELECTING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM 21

2. CONFIGURING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM 37

3. SIZING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM 55

SECTION 3 DESIGNING WITH DAYLIGHT 137

1. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS 139

2. CONFIGURING AND SIZING DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS 149

SECTION 4 DESIGNING SPACES FOR MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES 157

1. SELECTING HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS FOR LARGE BUILDINGS 159

2. CONFIGURING AND SIZING MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES FOR LARGE BUILDINGS 179

3. PASSIVE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS 215

4. MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUILDINGS 233

SECTION 5 DESIGNING FOR EGRESS AND ACCESSIBILITY 261

1. CONFIGURING THE EGRESS SYSTEM AND PROVIDING ACCESSIBLE ROUTES 263

2. SIZING THE EGRESS SYSTEM 295

3. STAIRWAY AND RAMP DESIGN 311

SECTION 6 DESIGNING FOR PARKING 327

1. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR PARKING FACILITIES 329

2. CONFIGURING PARKING FACILITIES 337

3. SIZING PARKING FACILITIES 349

SECTION 7DESIGNING WITH HEIGHT AND AREA LIMITATIONS 363

1. HEIGHT AND AREA LIMITATIONS 365

2. HEIGHT AND AREA TABLES 385

APPENDIX A EXAMPLE USE OF THIS BOOK 473

APPENDIX B UNITS OF CONVERSION 477

BIBLIOGRAPHY 479

INDEX 481