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.
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)