Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data

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A reference on the technical knowledge required for architectural practice. Since the most recent edition was published in 1982, the scope and nature of architectural practice have expanded considerably to include new topics: energy conservation; environmental quality; accessibility; new project delivery mechanisms; and technological improvements in existing areas such as construction, materials, building enclosures and mechanical systems. This edition has been revised and the contents assessed and recreated to meet current and future needs of the profession. Information has been added on remodelling of existing buildings and on integration with allied engineering disciplines.

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An important edition of an architectural classic. A ``knowledge guide'--a comprehensive overview of the fundamental knowledge and technology required for exemplary architectural practice. The standard reference for every professional and student in architecture and building construction, this Seventh Edition is completely rewritten and revised with new contributions by over eighty world authorities and specialists. This convenient single volume reflects the essential changes and new knowledge in the field of architecture since the last edition 15 years ago. Part I contains reference articles on fundamentals of architecture and design, including universal and Accessible design, architectural ethics, bioclimatic design, daylighting, environmentally responsible design, indoor air quality, acoustics, construction material technology, intelligently building systems, economics and life cycle costing, specifications, design-build, building commissioning, and building performance evaluation. Part II contains design data on all aspects of architectural design and building construction, including substructure, superstructure, building shell, interiors, and services. This section is formatted according to the Uniformat II classification system, providing a logical way for architects to access information for preliminary design and specification by building component, assembly, and place in the system of contruction. The Appendix includes tables and references, classic reference articles from former editions of Time-Saver Standards, and an introduction and complete reference to metrification and SI units of measurement.

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Donald Watson, FAIA, NCARB, is a well-known architect, author and educator and the editor-in-chief of Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data, 7th Edition. He is Professor of Architecture and former Dean at the School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

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