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The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

 
 
 
 
The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb  for Preliminary Design
Author: Edward Allen - Joseph Iano
ISBN 13: 9780471736226
ISBN 10: 471736228
Edition: 4
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2006-11-28
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 480
List Price: $95.00
 
 

Even in the earliest stages of the design process, architects must be aware of the impact that environmental factors, building codes, and structural demands will have on a building.

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Reduces complex engineering and building code information to simpler formal and spatial approximations that can be incorporated into initial design work. Coverage includes configuring and sizing the structural system, designing spaces for mechanical and electrical services, and designing for egress. The appendices offer information in tabular form on height and area limitations, construction types, and code requirements for toilet rooms, among other topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)