The Architect’s Studio Companion


Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

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<p><b>The latest edition of the guidebook every architect needs at their fingertips, updated and expanded throughout</b> <p>Start your designs on solid ground with <i>The Architect’s Studio Companion! </i>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 <i>Fundamentals of Building Construction</i>, 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. <p>The new seventh edition is fully updated with the latest model 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&mdash;and keep your projects on time and on budget. <p>Streamline your design process today with <i>The Architect’s Studio Companion:</i> <ul> <li>Explore alternative structural systems quickly and efficiently</li> <li>Compare the carbon impacts of alternative system choices&hellip; at a glance</li> <li>Stay current with the latest information about tall mass timber buildings</li> <li>Access information on high-performance heating and cooling systems, passive design, natural daylighting, and other sustainable design strategies with ease</li> <li>Incorporate U.S. and Canadian building code requirements and accessibility regulations into your designs</li></ul><p>More than just a reference, <i>The Architect’s Studio Companion, Seventh Edition</i> is a must-have companion that no practicing architect or student should be without.