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Architectural Building Codes

Author : James G. Scott
ISBN : UOM:39015040048483
Genre : Building laws
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All architects must have a solid working knowledge of building codes: noncompliance means cost overruns at best and lawsuits at worst. This resource has been written in the graphic language of design. Areas covered include: codes and standards; special occupancy; building limitations; type of construction; use or occupancy; fire-resistant materials and construction; interior finishes; fire protection systems; means of egress; accessibility; interior environment; exterior wall coverings; roofing; structural loads and inspections; foundations and retaining walls; building materials; plumbing and electricity; elevators; and construction issues. This book should be of interest to architects, designers, builders and building owners.

Architectural Graphic Standards

Author : Andy Pressman
ISBN : 9780471700913
Genre : Architecture
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Since 1932, the ten editions of Architectural Graphic Standards have been referred to as the "architect's bible." From site excavation to structures to roofs, this book is the first place to look when an architect is confronted with a question about building design. With more than 8,000 architectural illustrations, including both reference drawings and constructible architectural details, this book provides an easily accessible graphic reference for highly visual professionals. To celebrate seventy-five years as the cornerstone of an industry, this commemorative Eleventh Edition is the most thorough and significant revision of Architectural Graphic Standards in a generation. Substantially revised to be even more relevant to today's design professionals, it features: An entirely new, innovative look and design created by Bruce Mau Design that includes a modern page layout, bold second color, and new typeface Better organized-- a completely new organization structure applies the UniFormat(r) classification system which organizes content by function rather than product or material Expanded and updated coverage of inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategies Environmentally-sensitive and sustainable design is presented and woven throughout including green materials, LEEDS standards, and recyclability A bold, contemporary new package--as impressive closed as it is open, the Eleventh Edition features a beveled metal plate set in a sleek, black cloth cover Ribbon Markers included as a convenient and helpful way to mark favorite and well used spots in the book All New material Thoroughly reviewed and edited by hundreds of building science experts and experienced architects, all new details and content including: new structural technologies, building systems, and materials emphasis on sustainable construction, green materials, LEED standards, and recyclability expanded and updated coverage on inclusive, universal, and accessible design strategies computing technologies including Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD/CAM new information on regional and international variations accessibility requirements keyed throughout the text new standards for conducting, disseminating, and applying architectural research New and improved details With some 8,500 architectural illustrations, including both reference drawings and constructible architectural details, Architectural Graphic Standards continues to be the industry's leading, easily accessible graphic reference for highly visual professionals.

Building Construction Illustrated

Author : Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN : 9781118458341
Genre : Architecture
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The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.

Architectural Graphic Standards For Residential Construction

Author : Dennis J. Hall
ISBN : 9780470395837
Genre : Architecture
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Rev. ed. of: Architectural graphic standards for residential construction. 2003.

Architectural Graphic Standards

Author : Charles George Ramsey
ISBN : 9781118044872
Genre : Architecture
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The new student edition of the definitive architectural reference For seventy-five years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the go-to reference for architects, builders, and engineers. Revised for the first time since 2000, Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition gives students their own handy resource. Carefully abridged from the Eleventh Edition of Architectural Graphic Standards, this Student Edition features the same richly detailed graphics and text that have made Architectural Graphic Standards a classic, but updated and reorganized in a way that is relevant to today's student. Thousands of illustrations and a rich index offer immediate access to hundreds of architectural elements, while the wide variety of topics covered makes this work relevant throughout a student's architecture education and into the early stages of professional practice. With a wealth of information for the student preparing for professional practice, this new edition: * Covers building standards and practices, materials and systems, and details for every type of project * Follows CSI's Uniformat, a classification system that closely matches an architect's workflow * Features completely updated content with a wide variety of standard architectural details * Offers an ancillary Web site featuring sample curriculums, student exercises, classroom projects, PowerPoint(r) slides, and more

Architectural Graphic Standards For Residential Construction

Author : Janet Rumbarger
ISBN : 0471241091
Genre : Architecture
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A guide to building standards of residential architecture.

Architectural Graphic Standards

Author : American Institute of Architects
ISBN : 9781118909508
Genre : Architecture
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The 'Architect's Bible' since 1932, updated with the latest codes and standards Architectural Graphic Standards is the written authority for architects, designers, and building contractors. It provides comprehensive guidance on the visual representation of materials, products, systems, and assemblies. Updated to reflect the most current codes and standards, this new 12th edition features over 300 new drawings, tables, and designs and twenty-five percent new content. In response to architects' feedback and overwhelming demand for a more graphics-heavy format, this edition employs shorter, more accessible texts and more images of the standards and evolution of design and construction. New coverage includes building resiliency and the building envelope, expert discussion on the fundamentals of design and construction documentation, and new examination of environmental factors and material properties and performance. Sustainable Design is no longer separated, but incorporated throughout, and extensive appendices keep useful data right at your fingertips. Graphic standards are essential to building design. They cover everything from door frames and roof designs to air ducts and outdoor sports facilities. This meticulous resource provides a compendium of planning standards, optimum dimensions, and normative construction details. The book is organized into three core sections covering: design and documentation, materials, and building elements. Architectural Graphic Standards features: Key architectural design and production processes—functional planning, environmental assessment, building resiliency, and architectural construction documentation Thorough coverage of materials: concrete, masonry, metals, wood, plastics, composites, and glass An exhaustive survey of building elements—substructures, shells, services, equipment, furnishings, special structures, and siteworks Comprehensive appendixes filled with pertinent data such as: classic architectural elements, mathematical data, and structural calculations Endorsed by the American Institute of Architects, this book has an enduring and unsurpassed reputation for high-quality illustration, text, and graphic design. For crucial information in a user-friendly format, Architectural Graphic Standards is the go-to reference on building design and construction.

Time Saver Standards For Architectural Design Data The Reference Of Architectural Fundamentals Wendy Lochner 1997

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With this the Seventh edition, a 60-year publishing tradition continues for Time-Saver Standards. Conceived in the mid- 1930s as a compilation of reference articles, Time-Saver Standards features first appeared in American Architect, which subsequently merged with and continued the series in Architectural Record. The first hardbound edition of Time-Saver Standards was published in 1946, with the purpose then stated as [to assist in] “the greatest possible efficiency in drafting, design and specification writing.” In the Second Edition in 1950, the editorial intent was described as “[a volume of] carefully edited reference data in condensed graphic style.” One contribution from this edition, authored by Sterling M. Palm, appears as a reprint in the present Volume’s Appendix. In the Third Edition of 1954, the Preface offered the commentary, “the underlying formula of these pages was established in 1935. Since 1937, Architectural Record has been presenting each month, articles, graphs, tables and charts, with a minimum of verbiage...its compilation in Time-Saver Standards was a ‘workbook’ of material of this kind.” The Fourth edition of Time-Saver Standards, published in 1966, was the first edited by John Hancock Callender, who continued as Editor-in-Chief for the subsequent Fifth and Sixth editions. In his 1966 Preface, he wrote that the volume was “intended primarily to meet the needs of those who design buildings [and]—almost equally useful to draftsmen, contractors, superintendents, maintenance engineers, and students—to all in fact who design, construct and maintain buildings.” The Preface to each ensuing edition carried short statements by the Editor-in-Chief. In the Fifth edition (1974), perhaps in relief of many months of editing, John Hancock Calendar offered that, Now and again we hear it said that building has not changed significantly since the age of the pyramids. Anyone who subscribes to this view should be given the task of trying to keep Time-Saver Standards up to date. Society’s needs and aspirations are constantly changing, making new demands on buildings; functional requirements change and new building types appear; building materials proliferate and new building techniques come into use, without displacing the old. The result is a constant increase in the amount of technical data needed by building designers. In his Preface to Sixth edition (1982), John Hancock Callender used the occasion to comment upon the need to adopt metrication in the U. S. building industry. The present edition carries metric equivalents throughout the text wherever practical. The Appendix to the present Volume carries the most recent update of the ASTM standard on metrication, along with an introduction written for architects. In preparing this the Seventh edition, the first revision in more than a dozen years, the editors were challenged in many respects. This is evident in the fact that the volume has been almost entirely rewritten, with new articles by over eighty authors. It is also evident in its new format and contents, expanded to include “Architectural Fundamentals.” Such dramatic changes respond to the substantial renewal of architectural knowledge and practice in the past decade. New materiasl and construction methods have replaced standard practices of even a dozen years ago. There is since then new information and recommended practices in architecture and new ways of communicating information throughout the architectural and building professions. Some of the topics in the present volume were not even identified much less considered as critical issues when the last edition of this volume was published. Updated design data and product details are increasingly available in electronic form from manufacturers, assisted by yearly updates in McGraw-Hill’s Sweet’s Catalog File. At the same time, the design fundamentals and selection guidelines by which to locate and evaluate such data become all the more critical. All of the articles in the present edition are written to assist the architect in the general principles of understanding, selecting and evaluating the professional information and knowledge needed for practice. Each article lists key references within each topic. Thus, at the beginning of its second half-century of publication, the purpose of the Seventh Edition of Time-Saver Standards can be summarized as a “knowledge guide”—a comprehensive overview of the fundamental knowledge and technology required for exemplary architectural practice. “Knowledge building” itself is an act of creation. How one understands and thinks about architecture and its process of construction is part of the creative design process. Understanding the knowledge base of architecture is a process that itself can “be built” upon a solid framework, constructed of understandable parts and in a manner that reveals insights and connections. The editors and authors of Time-Saver Standards hope to inform, and also to inspire, the reader in pursuit of that endeavor. Preface xiv Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data Comments and submissions are welcomed Because the knowledge base of architecture is changing constantly as building practices change in response to new materials, processes and project types, the succeeding volumes of Time-Saver Standards Series will build upon both electronic access and a regular revision print schedule. For this reason, reader responses to the contents of the present Volume and proposals for the Eighth Edition are solicited in the note below and the Reader Response Form found at the end of this Volume. Any and all corrections, comments, critiques and suggestions regarding the contents and topics covered in this book are invited and will be gratefully received and acknowledged. A Reader Response Form is appended at the end of this volume, for your evaluation and comment. These and/or errors or omissions should be brought to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief. Submissions of manuscripts or proposals for articles are invited on any topics related to the contents of Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data, Eighth edition, now in preparation. Two print copies of proposed manuscripts and illustrations should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief. Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged and, for those selected for consideration, author guidelines will be issued for final submission format. Donald Watson, FAIA, Editor-in-Chief Time-Saver Standards 54 Larkspur Drive Trumbull, CT 06611 USA lakesideDJ@aol.com Editors of the Seventh Edition Donald Watson, FAIA is former Dean and currently Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He served as a U. S. Peace Corps Architect in Tunisia, North Africa from 1962-1965, becoming involved at the time in the research in indigenous architecture and its application to bioclimatic design. From 1970 to 1990, he was Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture and Chair of Yale’s Master of Environmental Design Program. His architectural work has received design awards from AIA New England Region, Owens Corning Prize, U. S. DoE Energy Innovations, New England Governor’s/Canadian Premiers, Energy Efficient Building Association, Compact House competition and Connecticut Society of Architects. He was founding principal and managing partner of ABODE, a design/ build firm from 1982-1990. His major books include Designing and Building a Solar House (Garden Way) 1977, Energy Conservation through Building Design (McGraw-Hill) 1979, and Climatic Building Design, co-authored with Kenneth Labs, (McGraw-Hill) 1983, recipient of the 1984 Best Book in Architecture and Planning Award from the American Publishers Association. Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., is active in architectural journalism, research, teaching, and practice. He received his doctorate in architecture from Catholic University. He has previously served as technical editor for Architecture and Progressive Architecture, magazines and is contributing editor to Construction Specifier. He is a senior architect at Steven Winter Associates, a building systems research and consulting firm in Norwalk, CT. Dr. Crosbie has won several journalism awards. He is the author of ten books on architectural subjects, and several hundred articles which have appeared in publications such as Architectural Record, Architecture, Collier’s Encyclopedia Yearbook, Construction Specifier, Fine Homebuilding, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Progressive Architecture, and Wiley’s Encyclopedia of Architecture, Design, Engineering & Construction. He has been a visiting lecturer/critic at University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, Yale School of Architecture, and the Moscow Architectural Institute and is adjunct professor of architecture at the Roger Williams University School of Architecture. In memorium John Hancock Callender was responsible for the editorial direction of Time-Saver Standards from 1966 to 1984. The present edition carries the name of John Hancock Callender in recognition of his lifelong editorial contributions to the knowledge and practice of architecture. John Hancock Callender, AIA (1908-1995) graduated from Yale College in 1928 and New York University School of Architecture 1939. He was researcher in low-cost housing materials at John B. Pierce Foundation from 1931 to 1943 and served with the Army Engineers 1943-45. He was consultant for the Revere Quality House Institute from 1948-1953, which became the Housing Research Foundation of Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, pioneering in research in low cost housing innovations in the United States. He was a member of the faculties of Columbia University, Princeton University and Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1954 uņ1973. He authored Before You Buy a House (Crown Publishers) 1953. John Hancock Callender served as Editor-in-Chief of the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth editions of Time-Saver Standards and was founding editor of Time-Saver Standards for Building Types. Preface Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data xv Time-Saver Standards Editors’ Selections Exemplary professional and technical reference books First juried selection. 1997. Time Saver Standards Editors’ Exemplary Book selections is a newly created award program to recognize outstanding professional and technical books in architecture and construction. Professional and technical reference books for architecture are not easily composed. Information must be useful, authoritative and understandable, with a balance of visual representation and explanation for its integration in design. In the following selections, the jury lauds the accomplishments of the authors, editors and publishers of books that are technically relevant and also inspirational in promoting technical and professional excellence in architecture. 1997 Jury: Donald Baerman, Michael J. Crosbie, Martin Gehner, Richard Rittelmann, and Donald Watson. Allen, Edward and Joseph Iano. 1995. The Architect’s Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design Second Edition New York: John Wiley & Sons. Design data organized for preliminary design, especially helpful for students of architecture and construction. American Institute of Architects. 1996. Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice Student Edition. David Haviland, Hon. AIA, Editor. Washington, DC: AIA Press. A comprehensive summary of information essential for professional practice. The student edition is in one volume and is especially helpful for both student and professional reference. American Institute of Architects. 1994. Architectural Graphic Standards. Ninth Edition John Ray Hoke, FAIA, Editor-in-Chief New York: John Wiley & Sons. A digest of design data and details organized for easy reference, on all topics related to architecture and construction, with emphasis on graphic and visual information. American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. 1993. ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals. Atlanta: GA: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers. An essential reference for designers of mechanical systems for buildings, the standard professional reference for the HVAC and building design community. Berger, Horst. 1996. Light Structures Structures of Light: The Art and Engineering of Tensile Structures. Basel-Boston-Berlin: Birkhauser Verlag. A record of the author’s career in development of inspired tensile structures integrating engineering and architecture. Brantley, L. Reed and Ruth T. Brantley. 1996. Building Materials Technology: Structural Performance and Environmental Impact. New York: McGraw-Hill. An authoritative review of building materials, explained in terms of their chemical and physical properties and the environmental implications of their use in buildings. Canadian Wood Council. 1991. Wood Reference Book. Ottawa: Canadian Wood Council. An excellent compilation of data for wood products, manufacturing processes, wood structural systems, connections and finishes, with excellent details and applications. Elliott, Cecil D. 1991. Technics and Architecture: The Development of Materials and Systems for Buildings. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. An insightful and well documented history of the development of architectural and building technologies. Givoni, Baruch. 1987. Man, Climate and Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. First Edition (1969) published by Applied Science Publishers, Ltd., London. A classic work in the experimental tradition of building science, summarizing extensive monitoring and principles of building bioclimatology. Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. 1993. Lighting Handbook: Reference & Application. 8th edition Mark S. Rea, Editor-in-Chief. The authoritative and comprehensive reference for lighting applications in architecture. Millet, Marietta S. 1996. Light Revealing Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. Lighting for architecture, with an emphasis upon daylighting, presented as a design inspiration for architects as a way to understand technique, from historical and contemporary exemplars. Orton, Andrew. 1988. The Way We Build Now: form, scale and technique. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. An introduction to materials, structures, building physics and fire safety with excellent illustrations and examples. Schodek, Daniel L. 1992. Structures. Second Edition. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. A basic text on structures, clearly written for the architect student and professional reference, with comprehensive illustrations and metric equivalency. Stein, Benjamin and John S. Reynolds. 1992. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings. New York: John Wiley & Sons. The long established classic reference on the topic, with complete technical description of building service systems for architects. Tilley, Alvin R. and Henry Dreyfuss Associates. 1993 The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design New York: The Whitney Library of Design. A documentation of human proportion and stature, including safety and accommodation for children and for differently abled. An essential reference for ergonomic design, by the founders of the field. Templer, John. 1994. The Staircase: History and Theory and Studies of Hazards, Falls and Safer Design. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. A comprehensive treatment of precedents in stair design and contemporary design criteria, equally diligent in both its historical and technical analysis, including extensive research related to stair use and safety. U. S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 1987. Wood Handbook. Forest Products Laboratory Agricultural Handbook No. 72. Springfield, VA: National Technical Information Service. Comprehensive reference for use of wood in construction. xvi Time

Building Codes Illustrated

Author : Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN : 0471099805
Genre : Architecture
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Get this practical, illustrated guide to the International Building Code. With the publication of the new International Building Code, the building industry is moving toward a single universal set of construction codes, rather than the three regional codes previously in use. Now more than ever, architects need an interpretive guide to understand how the building code affects the early design of specific projects. This unique reference blends the graphic skills of bestselling author Francis Ching with the code expertise of Steven Winkel. They closely examine the portions of the building code most relevant to the architect and provide a simple and practical interpretation using both words and illustrations. All of the changes in the code are explained in simple, user-friendly language so you'll get up to speed quickly and easily. Order your copy today.

The Graphic Standards Guide To Architectural Finishes

Author : ARCOM
ISBN : 9780471449522
Genre : Architecture
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From ARCOM and The American Institute of Architects A complete visual guide to choosing and using finishmaterials In this unique guide, the authors of MASTERSPEC and ArchitecturalGraphic Standards join forces to offer architects vitalsingle-source access to the unbiased information they need toevaluate, select, and specify the best finish materials for anyjob. This powerful visual resource combines hundreds of illustrationsfrom Architectural Graphic Standards with corresponding buildingmaterial performance and specification information from AIA'sMASTERSPEC, published by ARCOM. Use this book during the schematicand design development phases of a project and as an indispensableaid for product selection and specification. Essential for architects, interior designers, and buildingdesigners, this vital reference provides information to makeinformed decisions about specific design goals, such asaffordability, environmental friendliness, durability, fireresistance, and esthetic success. Features include: * Unique source of independent, in-depth building productperformance information-the one source that gives you reliablebuilding product information before you consult withmanufacturers * Covers a full range of standard finish materials and includesselection criteria, details, typical product sizes, andinstallation and maintenance data * Provides current standards based on research by government,association, and independent testing organizations as well as theinput of experienced architects and specifiers "Architectural Graphic Standards has served the design communityfor decades as a virtual 'bible' for architectural detailing.MASTERSPEC Evaluations have long comprised one of the bestresources available for building product selection andspecification. Consolidating the strong points of both into thisnew desktop reference is an act of sheer brilliance!" -Martin M. Bloomenthal, FAIA, CCS, CSI, Principal, The HillierGroup, Princeton, New Jersey

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