Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design
The architect' s favorite handbook - more informative and easier to use than ever!"The Architect' s Studio Companion"is the laborsaving design resource that architects and builders have relied on for years. Now in its fourth edition, this industry standard continues its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, mechanical, and egress systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable the designer to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes and get on with the design. Now in a flex binding that makes it even easier to use,"The Architect' s Studio Companion, Fourth Edition"provides quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for selecting, configuring, and sizing: structural systems; heating, cooling, and electrical systems; Egress provisions, including exit stairways, parking garages, and parking lots; and, daylight provisions. The book concludes with precalculated tables of building code height and area limitations.