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Short description Packed with useful information, this book is more than simply a reference. The authors of the best-selling Fundamentals of Building Construction, use their trademark talent for explaining highly technical concepts in an easy to understand manner, with data that informs the initial and subsequent designs. Designers will find themselves constantly going back to their Studio Companion for its straightforward and direct illustrations, rules of thumb and code issues. This is the only reference that so effectively incorporates building design with human factors. No architect should be without it.
From the contents CONTENTS
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
SECTION 1 DESIGNING WITH BUILDING CODES 1. DESIGNING WITH BUILDING CODES
SECTION 2 DESIGNING THE STRUCTURE 1. SELECTING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM 2. CONFIGURING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM 3. SIZING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM
SECTION 3 DESIGNING WITH DAYLIGHT 1. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS 2. CONFIGURING AND SIZING DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS
SECTION 4 DESIGNING SPACES FOR MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES 1. SELECTING HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS FOR LARGE BUILDINGS 2. CONFIGURING AND SIZING MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES FOR LARGE BUILDINGS 3. PASSIVE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS 4. MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUILDINGS
SECTION 5 DESIGNING FOR EGRESS AND ACCESSIBILITY 1. CONFIGURING THE EGRESS SYSTEM AND PROVIDING ACCESSIBLE ROUTES 2. SIZING THE EGRESS SYSTEM 3. STAIRWAY AND RAMP DESIGN
SECTION 6 DESIGN FOR PARKING 1. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR PARKING FACILITIES 2. CONFIGURING PARKING FACILITIES 3. SIZING PARKING FACILITIES
SECTION 7 DESIGNING WITH HEIGHT AND AREA LIMITATIONS 1. HEIGHT AND AREA LIMITATIONS 2. HEIGHT AND AREA TABLES