The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design (Hardcover)

The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design By Joseph Iano, Edward Allen Cover Image
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The latest edition of the guidebook every architect needs at their fingertips, updated and expanded throughout

Start your designs on solid ground with The Architect's Studio Companion This comprehensive handbook provides everything you need for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, environmental, safety, accessibility, and parking systems of a building. Edward Allen and Joseph Iano, authors of the market-leading Fundamentals of Building Construction, use their trademark talent for boiling down complex technical requirements into easy-to-use, time-saving guidelines for the engineering and architectural design of buildings.

The new seventh edition is updated with new building codes, new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, new structural systems, new requirements for tall mass timber buildings, and more. Throughout the text, straightforward diagrams and user-friendly explanations help you lay out the most important systems of a building in a matter of minutes without stressing about complicated technical concepts. Use this guide to introduce building systems into the early stages of design, and greatly reduce the need for later revisions or redesign and keep your projects on time and on budget.

Streamline your design process today with The Architect's Studio Companion:

  • Explore alternative structural systems quickly and efficiently
  • Compare the carbon impacts of alternative system choices... at a glance
  • Stay current with the latest information about tall mass timber buildings
  • Access information on high-performance heating and cooling systems, passive design, natural daylighting, and other sustainable design strategies with ease
  • Incorporate U.S. and Canadian building code requirements and accessibility regulations into your designs

More than just a reference, The Architect's Studio Companion, Seventh Edition is a must-have companion that no practicing architect or student should be without.

About the Author

Joseph Iano is an author, illustrator, and practicing architect who has taught design and technology in schools of architecture throughout the United States. He has collaborated on numerous publications over a span of more than 30 years. Currently, he runs a Seattle firm that provides technical, quality management, and communications consulting to the design and construction industry. Edward Allen, FAIA (1938-2020) taught more than 35 years as a faculty member of Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other North American schools of Architecture and Design. Over the course of a professional career spanning five decades, he influenced a generation of architectural educators, designed more than 50 constructed buildings, and was the best-selling coauthor of Fundamentals of Building Construction, Form and Forces, Architectural Detailing, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, and many other architectural works in print.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781119826798
ISBN-10: 1119826799
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: September 21st, 2022
Pages: 512
Language: English