For over three decades, Building Construction Illustratedhas offered an outstanding introduction to the principles ofbuilding construction. This new edition of the revered classicremains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information inFrancis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensiveapproach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlyingbuilding construction.
New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as anonline companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-bookeditions. Features include a 3D model showing how buildingcomponents come together in a final project.llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings thatpresent the state of the art in construction processes andmaterialsUpdated and revised to include the latest knowledge onsustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of newmaterialsContains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration fordesigners and draftersReflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEEDsystem
This new edition of Building Construction Illustratedremains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledgepresented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does notdisappoint.
An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics usingFrancis D.K. Ching's signature presentation. It is the onlydictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustratedwith finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood,every concept, technology, material and detail important toarchitects and designers are presented in Ching's unique style.Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimumdouble-page spread on large format trim size, so that the term canbe comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations betweenconcepts and sub-termsA comprehensive index permits the reader to locate anyimportant word in the text.This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts andtechnology of 21st century architecture, design and construction tothis classic reference work
It is sure to be by the side of and used by any seriousarchitect or designer, students of architecture, interiordesigners, and those in construction.
Business, legal, and technical trends in architecture areconstantly changing. The Architect's Handbook of ProfessionalPractice has offered firms the latest guidance on those trendssince 1920.
The Fifteenth Edition of this indispensable guidefeatures nearly two-thirds new content and covers all aspects ofcontemporary practice, including updated material on:Small-firm practice, use of technologies such as BIM, andproject delivery methods, such as IPD and architect-leddesign-buildCareer development and licensure for emerging professionals andstate-mandated continuing education for established architectsBusiness management topics, such as organizational development,marketing, finance, and human resourcesResearch as an integrated aspect of architectural practice,featuring such topics as evidence-based design and research in asmall-firm context
The Fifteenth Edition of The Architect's Handbook ofProfessional Practice includes access to a website thatcontains samples of all AIA Contract Documents (in PDF format forMac and PC computers). With comprehensive coverage of contemporarypractices in architecture, as well as the latest developments andtrends in the industry, The Architect's Handbook of ProfessionalPractice continues to be the essential reference for everyarchitect who must meet the challenges of today's marketplace withinsight and confidence.
The Interactive Resource Center is an online learningenvironment where instructors and students can access the toolsthey need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcingand assessing their understanding of key concepts for successfulunderstanding of the course. An access card with redemption codefor the online Interactive Resource Center isincluded with all new, print copies or can bepurchased separately. (***If you rent or purchase aused book with an access code, the access code may have beenredeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code-ISBN: 9781118986837).
The online Interactive Resource Center containsresources tied to the book, such as:Interactive Animations highlighting key conceptsPhoto Gallery of architectural precedents illustrated in thebookFlashcards for focused learning
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, Fourth Edition isthe classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architecturaldesign, updated with new information on emerging trends and recentdevelopments. This bestselling visual reference helps both studentsand professionals understand the vocabulary of architectural designby examining how space and form are ordered in the environment.
Essential and timeless, the fundamental elements of space andform still present a challenge to those who crave a deeperunderstanding. Taking a critical look at the evolution of spaces,Architecture distills complex concepts of design into aclear focus that inspires, bringing difficult abstractions to life.The book is illustrated throughout to demonstrate the conceptspresented, and show the relationships between fundamental elementsof architecture through the ages and across cultures. Topicsinclude:Primary elements and the principles of space designForm and space, including light, view, openings, andenclosuresOrganization of space, and the elements and relationships ofcirculationProportion and scale, including proportioning systems andanthropometry
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is one of the most important trends of development and is revolutionizing the construction industry. It has gained tremendous momentum and has a profound impact on our environment.
From this book, you will learn how to:
1.Pass the LEED Green Associate Exam.
2.Use LEED exam preparation strategies, study methods, tips, suggestions, mnemonics, and exam tactics to improve your exam performance.
3.Effectively understand, digest, and retain your LEED knowledge.
4.Understand the process of registering and certifying a building for LEED.
5.Understand the scope, main intent, core concepts and strategies, as well as identify the regulations, recognition, and incentives for each major LEED category.
6.Identify the strategies for case studies.
7.Identify the synergy in case studies.
8.Implement the most important LEED related codes and building standards.
9.Get points for categories not yet clearly defined by the USGBC.
There is NO official GBCI book on the LEED Green Associate Exam. This pocket guide fills in the blanks and demystifies LEED. It uncovers the secrets, codes, and jargon for LEED as well as the true meaning of "going green." It provides a solid foundation and fundamental framework for LEED. It covers every major aspect of LEED in plain and concise language, and introduces it to ordinary people. This guide is small and easy to carry around. You can read it whenever you have a few extra minutes. It is an indispensable book for ordinary people, developers, brokers, contractors, administrators, architects, landscape architects, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers, interns, drafters, designers and other design professionals.
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Taking into account changing demographics and changing lifestyles, Gehl emphasizes four human issues that he sees as essential to successful city planning. He explains how to develop cities that are Lively, Safe, Sustainable, and Healthy. Focusing on these issues leads Gehl to think of even the largest city on a very small scale. For Gehl, the urban landscape must be considered through the five human senses and experienced at the speed of walking rather than at the speed of riding in a car or bus or train. This small-scale view, he argues, is too frequently neglected in contemporary projects.
In a final chapter, Gehl makes a plea for city planning on a human scale in the fast- growing cities of developing countries. A “Toolbox,” presenting key principles, overviews of methods, and keyword lists, concludes the book.
The book is extensively illustrated with over 700 photos and drawings of examples from Gehl’s work around the globe.
Established in 2006, the eVolo Skyscraper Competition has become the world’s most prestigious award for high-rise architecture. The contest recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. Studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution are some of the multi-layered elements of the competition. It is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities.
Over the last years, an international panel of renowned architects, engineers, and city planners have reviewed more than 4,000 projects submitted from 168 countries around the world. Participants include professional architects and designers, as well as students and artists. This book is the compilation of 300 outstanding projects selected for their innovative concepts that challenge the way we understand architecture and their relationship with the natural and built environments.
The projects have been organized in six chapters that describe the current position and the future of vertical architecture and urbanism. The first chapter, Technological Advances, is an investigation on the use of digital tools and computing fabrication. Ecological Urbanism explores sustainable systems, including new materials and clean energy generation processes to achieve zero-net-energy buildings. Projects that analyze the reconfiguration of existing cities and the colonization of new environments, such as underwater cities and floating habitats, are part ofNew Frontiers. The improvement of our way of living is the topic of the fourth chapter, Social Solutions, which is a collection of ideas that respond to social, cultural, and economic problems. A more experimental approach to architectural design is exposed in Morphotectonic Aesthetics, with proposals that use fields of data and self-regulating systems to respond to internal and external stimuli -the results are fascinating explorations of function and form. Finally, Urban Theories and Strategies is a group of projects that establish new methods to alleviate the major problems of the contemporary city, including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure, and the exponential increase of inhabitants.
Examining the work of architectural firms such as OMA, Reiser + Umemoto, and Foreign Office, as well as the art of Matthew Barney, Ai Weiwei, Sherrie Levine, and many others, After Art provides a compelling and original theory of art and architecture in the age of global networks.
Architectural programming is a team effort that requires closecooperation between architects and their clients. ProblemSeeking, Fifth Edition lays out a five-step procedure thatteams can follow when programming any building or series ofbuildings, from a small house to a hospital complex. This simpleyet comprehensive process encompasses the entire range of factorsthat influence the design of buildings.
This Fifth Edition of the only programming guideappropriate for both architect and client features new informationrelated to BIM, integrated practice, and sustainable design whenprogramming. Supplemented with more than 120 illustrations anddiagrams updated for this edition, this indispensable resourceprovides revised technical information and faster, easier access toexplanations, examples, and tools, including:
Guidance on incorporating the latest technological tools whenprogramming
A primer on discounted cash flow analysis and net present valueanalysis
Project statement examples organized by project phase andbuilding type
Useful techniques for data management, functional relationshipanalysis, and more
Introduction to Architecture presents the essential textsand drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architectureand design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is thefirst introductory text from Ching that surveys the design ofspaces, buildings, and cities. In an easy to understand format,readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture,design elements and process, and the technical aspects of thecontemporary profession of architecture.
The book explains the experience and practice of architectureand allied disciplines for future professionals, while those wholove the beauty of architecture drawing will delight in thegorgeous illustrations included.Overview of the issues and practices of architecture in anall-in-one introductory textIncludes new chapters and introductory essays by James Eckler,and features more than 1,000 drawings throughoutProfessor Ching is the bestselling author of numerous books onarchitecture and design, all published by Wiley; his works havebeen translated into 16 languages and are regarded as classics fortheir renowned graphical presentation
For those pursuing a career in architecture or anyone who lovesarchitectural design and drawing, Introduction toArchitecture presents a beautifully illustrated andcomprehensive guide to the subject.
No other book so clearly connects the form of our cities to their ecological, economic, and social consequences. No other book takes on this breadth of complex and contentious issues and distills them down to such convincing and practical solutions. And no other book so vividly compares and contrasts the differing experiences of U.S. and Canadian cities.
Of particular new importance is how city form affects the production of planet-warming greenhouse gases. The author explains this relationship in an accessible way, and goes on to show how conforming to seven simple rules for community design could literally do a world of good. Each chapter in the book explains one rule in depth, adding a wealth of research to support each claim. If widely used, Condon argues, these rules would lead to a much more livable world for future generations—a world that is not unlike the better parts of our own.
To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meeting your Board of Architecture's special requirements, as well as passing all seven divisions of the Architect Registration Examinations (ARE).
This book provides an ARE exam overview, resources, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guide, a realistic and complete set of Mock Exams, solutions, and explanations for the Construction Documents & Service (CDS) Division of the ARE. This book covers the following subjects:
1. ARE, IDP, and Education Requirements
2. ARE Exam Content, Format, and Prep strategies
3. Bidding Procedures and Documents
4. Codes and Regulations
5. Environmental Issues
6. Construction Administration Services
7. Construction Drawings
8. Project Manual and Specifications
9. Contractual Documents
10. Project and Practice Management
11. Two Building Section Vignettes with Step-By-Step Solutions Using NCARB Practice Program Software
This book includes 100 challenging questions in the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank), and two graphic vignettes. It will help you pass the CDS division of the ARE and become a licensed architect!
About the author
Gang Chen holds a master's degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has more than 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, and more. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers.
Gang Chen is a LEED AP and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including Building Construction, Planting Design Illustrated and the LEED Exam Guides Series, which includes one guidebook for each of the LEED exams. For more information, visit www.GreenExamEducation.com
Site Engineering for Landscape Architects is the topchoice for site engineering, planning, and construction courses aswell as for practitioners in the field, with easy-to-understandcoverage of the principles and techniques of basic site engineeringfor grading, drainage, earthwork, and road alignment. The SixthEdition has been revised to address the latest developments inlandscape architecture while retaining an accessible approach tocomplex concepts.
The book offers an introduction to landform and the language ofits design, and explores the site engineering concepts essential topracticing landscape architecture today—from interpretinglandform and contour lines, to designing horizontal and verticalroad alignments, to construction sequencing, to designing andsizing storm water management systems. Integrating design withconstruction and implementation processes, the authors enablereaders to gain a progressive understanding of the material.
This edition contains completely revised information on stormwater management and green infrastructure, as well as many new andupdated case studies. It also includes updated coverage of stormwater management systems design, runoff calculations, and naturalresource conservation. Graphics throughout the book have beenrevised to bring a consistent, clean approach to theillustrations.
Perfect for use as a study guide for the most difficult sectionof the Landscape Architect Registration Exam (LARE) or as a handyprofessional reference, Site Engineering for LandscapeArchitects, Sixth Edition gives readers a strong foundation insite development that is environmentally sensitive andintellectually stimulating.
If you want to go beyond the basics and start using SketchUp 3D modeling software in all phases of your design, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is the perfect place to start. From preliminary schematics to construction documentation and everything in between, the book sketches out a workflow that is flexible enough to use from start to finish. You'll discover helpful techniques, smart tips, and best practices that will make your design process easier, as well as helping you easily export your models into BIM programs.
The book includes in-depth coverage of the lightly-documented LayOut toolset and video tutorials on more advanced methods.Goes beyond the basics into intermediate and advanced techniques for architects, designers, and engineers who want to use SketchUp in all stages of designGuides you from basic schematics through design development to construction documentationIncludes best practices for organizing projects and workflows and helpful tipsProvides special coverage of the LayOut toolset, an often-underused component of SketchUp Pro
The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture is a valuable addition to your design toolkit.
Guide to the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam is acomprehensive study guide for the LEED Green Associate v4 exam.Written by a LEED expert and consultant who actually passed theexam, this guide provides a first-hand account of preparationstrategies that work. The book is designed to work with how peoplestudy, organized for quick navigation, with sample questions andflashcards throughout. The companion website offers additionalstudy aids, including more sample test questions andflashcards. The book covers all topics and principles includedon the exam, and provides all the information necessary topass.
Passing the LEED Green Associate v4 exam is the only way to getthe Green Associate credential, so a complete, comprehensive studyguide is essential. The Guide to the LEED Green AssociateExam has been updated specifically to align with the mostcurrent version of the exam. Topics include:The three tiers of the credentialing processConcepts and processes of sustainable designLEED design strategies and technologiesHow and what to study for the exam
Beyond just providing information, this book offers the insightof someone who's been there, and can manage expectations andeliminate surprises. Motivating, engaging, and packed with expertadvice, the Guide to the LEED Green Associate Exam helpseager professionals prepare for – and pass – the LEEDGreen Associate v4 exam.
Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems shows how cities and their residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment, and how cities themselves can be planned with nature’s organizing principles in mind. Taking cues from living systems for sustainability strategies, Newman and Jennings reassess urban design by exploring flows of energy, materials, and information, along with the interactions between human and non-human parts of the system.
Drawing on examples from all corners of the world, the authors explore natural patterns and processes that cities can emulate in order to move toward sustainability. Some cities have adopted simple strategies such as harvesting rainwater, greening roofs, and producing renewable energy. Others have created biodiversity parks for endangered species, community gardens that support a connection to their foodshed, and pedestrian-friendly spaces that encourage walking and cycling.
A powerful model for urban redevelopment, Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems describes aspects of urban ecosystems from the visioning process to achieving economic security to fostering a sense of place.
To be competitive, contractors and homebuilders need to know howto generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and materialcosts. This book guides readers through the entire estimatingprocess, explaining in detail how to put together a reliableestimate that can be used not only for budgeting, but also fordeveloping a schedule, managing a project, dealing withcontingencies, and ultimately making a profit.
Completely revised and updated to reflect the new CSIMasterFormat 2010TM system, the Second Edition of this practicalguide describes estimating techniques for each building system andhow to apply them according to the latest industry standards. Costconsiderations and quantity takeoff and pricing are included forvirtually every type of work found in residential and lightcommercial projects, from demolition, concrete, and masonry towindows and doors, siding, roofing, mechanical and electricalsystems, finish work, and site construction.
Complete with many new graphics and references to professionalconstruction cost databases, the new edition provides experiencedcontractors and novices alike with essential information on:
How to correctly interpret plans and specifications, reflectingupdates to contract documents since the first edition
Computer estimating techniques and new estimating software forperforming quantity takeoff
The best methods for conceptual estimating as well as theextremely useful topic of parametric estimating
How to allocate the right amounts for profit and contingencies,and other hard-to-find professional guidance
How a unit price estimate is built along with labor issues andbudgeting for subcontractor work
The book's contributors include the most well-known experts in the planning and design fields, among them James Howard Kunstler, Alex Garvin, Andres Duany, Joel Kotkin, and Wendell Cox. These and other prominent thinkers offer passionate debates and thought-provoking commentary on the most important and controversial topics in the field of urban planning and design: gentrification, eminent domain, the philosophical divide between the Smart Growth community, libertarians and New Urbanists, regional growth patterns, urban design trends, transportation systems, and reaction to disasters such as Katrina and 9/11 that changed the way we look at cities and security.
Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning provides readers with a unique and accessible introduction to a broad array of ideas and perspectives. With the increasing awareness of the need for sound urban planning to ensure the economic, environmental, and social health of modern society, Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning gives professionals in the field and concerned citizens alike a deeper understanding of the critical, complex issues that continue to challenge urban planners, designers, and developers.
Architectural Graphics is the classic bestsellingreference by one of the leading global authorities on architecturaldesign drawing, Francis D.K. Ching. Now in its sixth edition, thisessential guide offers a comprehensive introduction to usinggraphic tools and drafting conventions to translate architecturalideas into effective visual presentations, using hundreds of theauthor's distinctive drawings to illustrate the topic effectively.This updated edition includes new information on orthographicprojection in relation to 3D models, and revised explanations ofline weights, scale and dimensioning, and perspective drawing toclarify some of the most difficult concepts. New examples of modernfurniture, APA facilities, and presentation layout provide moreup-to-date visuals, and the Reference Center features all newanimations, videos, and practice exercises.
Architectural graphics are key tools for conveying designthrough representation on paper or on screen, and this book is theultimate guide to mastering the skill, then applying your talent tocreate more effective design communication.Understand multiview, paraline, and perspective drawingMaster interior sections using a variety of techniquesRender tonal value, enhance depth, and convey illuminationDevelop professional-quality layouts for presentations
Architectural graphics both inform the design process and serveas the means by which a design is interpreted and built. Completemastery of the tools and conventions is essential to the successfuloutcome of any project, and mistakes can cause confusion, timedelays, increased costs, and possible catastrophe. ArchitecturalGraphics is the comprehensive guide to professionalarchitectural drawing, with insight from a leading authority in thefield.
150 Best Eco House Ideas covering the diversity of current trends in sustainable home design, and is both the perfect resource for designers, interior decorators, and architects, as well an inspirational sourcebook for all homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the environmental impact of those created using conventional building methods.
Blending aesthetics and environmental consciousness, landscapearchitecture is one of the fastest growing fields, according to theUS Department of Labor. Becoming a Landscape Architect givesyou a comprehensive survey of the field as it is practiced today,and explains how to get started and how to succeed in thisexciting, creative, and in-demand profession.
Featuring more than thirty-five interviews with leadinglandscape architects and more than 250 illustrations, the guidecovers everything an aspiring landscape architect needs to know-from education and training, design specialties, and work settingsto preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job inresidential, ecological, commercial, and parks design.Complete guide to the profession of landscape architecture, oneof today's fastest growing fieldsMore than thirty-five interviews with leading landscapedesigners and educators give you an idea of what it's really liketo work as a landscape architectOver 250 striking illustrations and a lively interior make thebook visually appealing as well as informativeExplains different educational paths and their prerequisitesand requirementsAuthor Kelleann Foster is Associate Professor and AssistantDepartment Head, Department of Landscape Architecture, PennsylvaniaState University and Managing Partner, Visual InteractiveCommunications Group
For thousands of years, people have altered the meaning of spaceby reshaping nature. As an art form, these architectural landscapecreations are stamped with societal imprints unique to theirenvironment and place in time.
Illustrated History of Landscape Design takes an opticalsweep of the iconic landscapes constructed throughout the ages.Organized by century and geographic region, this highly visualreference uses hundreds of masterful pen-and-ink drawings to showhow historical context and cultural connections can illuminatetoday's design possibilities.
This guide includes:
Storyboards, case studies, and visual narratives to portrayspaces
Plan, section, and elevation drawings of key spaces
Summaries of design concepts, principles, and vocabularies
Historic and contemporary works of art that illuminate aspecific era
Descriptions of how the landscape has been shaped over time inresponse to human need
Directing both students and practitioners along a visuallystimulating timeline, Illustrated History of LandscapeDesign is a valuable educational tool as well as an endlesssource ofinspiration.
In Urban Acupuncture, Lerner celebrates these “pinpricks” of urbanism—projects, people, and initiatives from around the world that ripple through their communities to uplift city life. With meditative and descriptive prose, Lerner brings readers around the world to streets and neighborhoods where urban acupuncture has been practiced best, from the bustling La Boqueria market in Barcelona to the revitalization of the Cheonggyecheon River in Seoul, South Korea. Through this journey, Lerner invites us to re-examine the true building blocks of vibrant communities—the tree-lined avenues, night vendors, and songs and traditions that connect us to our cities and to one another.
Urban Acupuncture is the first of Jaime Lerner’s visionary work to be published in English. It is a love letter to the elements that make a street hum with life or a neighborhood feel like home, penned by one of the world’s msuccessful advocates for sustainable and livable urbanism.
Evolving quietly for more than a decade, the green building movement has found its voice. Its principles of human-centered, environmentally sensitive development have reached a critical mass of architects, engineers, builders, developers, professionals in government, and consumers. Green buildings are showing us how we can have healthier indoor environments that use far less energy and water than conventional buildings do. The federal government, eighteen states, and nearly fifty U.S. cities already require new public buildings to meet “green” standards. According to Yudelson, this is just the beginning.
The Green Building Revolution describes the many “revolutions” that are taking place today: in commercial buildings, schools, universities, public buildings, health care institutions, housing, property management, and neighborhood design. In a clear, highly readable style, Yudelson outlines the broader “journey to sustainability” influenced by the green building revolution and provides a solid business case for accelerating this trend.
Illustrated with more than 50 photos, tables, and charts, and filled with timely information, The Green Building Revolution is the definitive description of a major movement that’s poised to transform our world.
While other collections of recent theoretical writings exist none attempt to address the situation as a whole, providing in one place key theoretical texts of the past decade and a half. This book provides a foundation for ongoing discussions surrounding contemporary architectural thought and practice, with iconic essays by Greg Lynn, Deborah Berke, Sanford Kwinter, Samuel Mockbee, Stan Allen, Rem Koolhaas, William Mitchell, Anthony Vidler, Micahel Hays, Reinhold Martin, Reiser + Umemoto, Glenn Murcutt, William McDonough, Micahael Braungart, Michael Speaks, and many more.
What do urban planners do?
What are the educational requirements?
How do I enter the field?
How do I choose between the different types of planning, fromland use planning to policy planning?
What is the future of the urban planning profession?
Here is a completely up-to-date guide to today's careers inurban planning—a clear and concise survey of the urbanplanning field and advice for navigating a successful career.Filled with interviews and guidance from leading urban planners, itcovers everything from educational requirements to planningspecialties and the many directions in which a career in urbanplanning can go.
With the majority of the world's population shifting to urbancentres, urban planning—the practice of land-use andtransportation planning to help shape cities structurally,economically, and socially—has become an increasingly vitalprofession. In Urban Planning For Dummies, readers will geta practical overview of this fascinating field, including studyingcommunity demographics, determining the best uses for land,planning economic and transportation development, and implementingplans. Following an introductory course on urban planning, thisbook is key reading for any urban planning student or anyoneinvolved in urban development.
With new studies conclusively demonstrating the dramatic impactof urban design on public psychological and physical health, theimpact of the urban planner on a community is immense. And with awide range of positions for urban planners in the public,nonprofit, and private sectors—including law firms, utilitycompanies, and real estate development firms—having afundamental understanding of urban planning is key to anyone evenconsidering entry into this field. This book provides a usefulintroduction and lays the groundwork for serious study.Helps readers understand the essentials of this complexprofessionWritten by a certified practicing urban planner, with extensivepractical and community-outreach experience
For anyone interested in being in the vanguard of building,designing, and shaping tomorrow's sustainable city, UrbanPlanning For Dummies offers an informative, entirely accessibleintroduction on learning how.
Tactical Urbanism, written by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia, two founders of the movement, promises to be the foundational guide for urban transformation. The authors begin with an in-depth history of the Tactical Urbanism movement and its place among other social, political, and urban planning trends. A detailed set of case studies, from guerilla wayfinding signs in Raleigh, to pavement transformed into parks in San Francisco, to a street art campaign leading to a new streetcar line in El Paso, demonstrate the breadth and scalability of tactical urbanism interventions. Finally, the book provides a detailed toolkit for conceiving, planning, and carrying out projects, including how to adapt them based on local needs and challenges.
Tactical Urbanism will inspire and empower a new generation of engaged citizens, urban designers, land use planners, architects, and policymakers to become key actors in the transformation of their communities.
Written as an easy-to-understand primer on the topic, Structure for Architects engages readers through instruction that uses a highly visual format and real-world examples to underline the key facets of structural principles that are essential to the design process. Eschewing complicated mathematics and technical jargon, Structure for Architects demystifies the subject matter by showing it in the context of everyday situations, giving architects and architectural technologists a clear understanding of how to incorporate structural principles into their designs.
Highlights of this book include:
A rich collection of drawings, photographs, and diagrams, spread throughout the text, which demonstrate fundamental structural concepts using everyday examples
An overview of structural design basics, as well as a summary of structural forms
A look at the design implications of steel, reinforced concrete, and wood
By providing an overall view of structures that covers the essentials of what architects and architectural technologists need to know, Structure for Architects is a valuable tool for illustrating the importance of designing with structure in mind and for learning the basics that are necessary for collaborating confidently with project team members.
Based on information gleaned from creating and running his own firm, Smith details what it takes to plan, organize, staff, direct, and control a business. Filled with valuable tips and advice, this guide also contains a host of sample forms and documents integral to establishing and maintaining a thriving practice.
Praise for Operating Your Own Architectural or Engineering Practice
An invaluable resource for a young professional wanting to start his/her own practice. From his years of experience in the profession, Mr. Smith provides insight on planning, financing, and managing relationships with staff and consultantstopics untouched in todays typical academic environment. Knowing on day one what is really involved in the intricacies and mechanics of running a business will increase your potential for success.
Kelly Wieczorek, intern, Bay Design Associates Architects, PL
What started out as a pocket guide for architects and engineers actually turned into a handbook for all disciplines in the building process. Contractors, owners, consultants, and financial professionals will receive great insights from reading this book.
Myron Mickelson, president of Mickelson Construction Services Inc.
This is the first primer on financing urban redevelopmwritten for practicing planners and public administrators. In easy-to-understand language, it will inform readers of the natural cycle of urban development, explain how to overcome barriers to efficiredevelopment, what it takes for the private sector to justify its redevelopminvestments, and the role of public and nonprofit sectors to leverage private sector redevelopmwhere the market does not generate sufficirates of return.
This is a must read for practicing planners and planning students, economic developmofficials, public administrators, and others who need to understand how to leverage public and non-profit resources to leverage private funds for redevelopment.
Starting a career as an architect is an exciting prospect, butit's important to do your research before you take the plunge. Thethird edition of Becoming an Architect is an update to thebest-selling guide and highlights the risks and rewards on the pathto a career as an architect. You'll find new insight and tons ofhelpful resources, as well as a complete outline of the trajectoryof an architect's early career, from higher education throughinternship and licensure. More than thirty-two new interviews andprofiles from architecture students, emerging, and establishedprofessionals give the resource a truly personal feel, and help getyou acquainted with real-life scenarios from architects fromvarying backgrounds and specialties.
With a highly accessible approach, this guide provides acomplete overview of the profession, including educationalrequirements, design specialties, registration requirements, andthe paths of a career in architecture. Whether you're a high schoolstudent, a college undergraduate, a career counselor, or a humanresource professional, Becoming an Architect offersmuch-needed advice and information to anyone interested in careerdevelopment for architects.Covers recent changes to the Intern Development Program(IDP)Provides advice on obtaining professional experience whilestudying to be an architectConsiders career paths in a myriad of work environments, suchas government agencies, education, and researchIncludes helpful appendixes with resources for furtherinformation, such as career-related associations, websites, andrecommended reading
Obtain a solid introduction to a career as an architect, andplan your own path with the guidance and advice of dozens of otherswho have already started this process.
Prefab Modern explores the best prefabricated houses on the market today, from all over the world along with a resource directory on how you can purchase them. Included are case studies from all over the US and around the world, from top architects and designers.
Prefab is the inevitable next step to "cool" housing as the market looks for reasonably priced housing for first and second homes. Prefab Houses Designsource is the perfect guide to this undeniable and fascinating trend.
The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future.
This book has been written in response to the continuing need for information on earth shelters. Though many books on these new buildings have appeared in recent years, most of them have been "how-to" books--many of them long on photographs and short on detailed discussion of the basic variables that play a most important role in the success of the designs. This volume presents a comprehensive technical view of the problems involved for building science professionals, including students of architecture, working architects, building contractors, and engineers, as well as the informed lay public.
Boyer and Grondzik discuss and interrelate such earth shelter design concepts as passive solar heating, daylighting, and hazard protection for all regions and climates, at the same time evaluating shelter performance in terms of comfort and habitability, cooling and heating effectiveness, and levels of protection. In addition, they present the proper use of various construction and waterproofing techniques in relation to climate, characteristics of the site, and other regional factors. The text encourages a system approach to design to allow the builder to achieve a house with outstanding performance.
Readers will find the list of references provided particularly useful as a guide to further study of specific design features or problems. More than 120 supporting tables, charts, and other illustrations add clarifying information to the text.
In compiling this comprehensive introduction to earth shelter design, the authors have used the evaluations provided by occupants of earth shelters, measurement and long-term studies of specific earth shelters, and various prediction models and methods as well as a thorough study of the literature on the subject. Although the text deals largely with residential applications, significant attention is also given to select nonresidential examples
With the advof self-driving vehicles and other technological shifts upon us, Gabe Klein asks how we can close the gap between the energized, aggressive world of start-ups and the complex bureaucracies struggling to change beyond a geologic time scale. From his experience as a food-truck entrepreneur to a ZipCar executive and a city transportation commissioner, Klein’s career has focused on bridging the public-private divide, finding and celebrating shared goals, and forging better cities with more nimble, consumer-oriented bureaucracies.
In Start-Up City, Klein, with David Vega-Barachowitz, demonstrates how to affect big, directional change in cities—and how to do it fast. Klein's objective is to inspire what he calls “public entrepreneurship,” a start-up-pace energy within the public sector, brought about by leveraging the immense resources at its disposal. Klein offers guidance for cutting through the morass, and a roadmap for getting real, meaningful projects done quickly and having fun while doing it.
This book is for anyone who wants to change the way we live in cities without waiting for the glacial pace of change in government.
Fundamentals of Residential Construction is the definitive guide to single family and multifamily home building that details every step of the construction process. From siting and foundations to finishing details, this book provides a complete walk-through of professional home construction. Over 1,200 drawings and photographs animate the textbook, while interactive supplementary online resources help facilitate an understanding of the material. This fourth edition accommodates the latest developments in materials and methods, including new coverage of sustainable building and energy efficiency, multifamily construction, prefabricated building components, and CAD/BIM planning tools in residential construction. Authoritative coverage of wood light-frame construction, building systems, industrialized fabrication, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel and masonry construction, multi-family buildings, and more provides a solid foundation in residential construction methods, tools, and processes.
Building a home requires a deeply integrated understanding of materials, structures, codes, and management procedures. Because the process involves such a broad array of considerations and challenges, construction professionals must regularly draw on a clear body of knowledge to keep a project running smoothly. This book helps you lay the groundwork of expertise required to successfully complete a residential project.
• Learn the advantages and disadvantages of common materials and systems
• Understand site preparation, foundations, and framing
• Delve into the details of roofing, finishing, and energy efficiency
• Understand heating/cooling, plumbing, and electrical options
• Examine the latest codes, costs, and management best practices
Designing and constructing a home presents a unique project dynamic; people's homes are their sanctuaries, where they make the memories of a lifetime. They must be designed to be lived in, not simply "used." Lifetime costs play a major role in decision-making, materials must be carefully chosen and sourced, and spaces must be structured to be efficient yet enjoyable. Fundamentals of Residential Construction shows you how to bring it all together to turn a project into a family's cherished home.
A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages.
Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education.Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globeLearn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated whereDelve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspectiveExplore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools
Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.
For every student studying Pallasmaa’s classic text forthe first time, The Eyes of the Skin is a revelation. Itcompellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architecturalculture. This third edition meets readers’ desire for afurther understanding of the context of Pallasmaa’s thinkingby providing a new essay by architectural author and educator PeterMacKeith. This text combines both a biographical portrait ofPallasmaa and an outline of his architectural thinking, its originsand its relationship to the wider context of Nordic and Europeanthought, past and present. The focus of the essay is on thefundamental humanity, insight and sensitivity of Pallasmaa’sapproach to architecture, bringing him closer to the reader. Thisis illustrated by Pallasmaa’s sketches and photographs of hisown work. The new edition also provides a foreword by theinternationally renowned architect Steven Holl and a revisedintroduction by Pallasmaa himself.
“The authors of Green BuildingIllustrated deliver clear and intelligent text, augmented bystraightforward but compelling illustrations describing greenbuilding basics. This comprehensive book covers everything from thedefinition of green building, to details of high performancedesign, to sensible applications of renewable energy. This is abook with appeal for all architects and designers, because itaddresses general principles such as holistic and integrateddesign, along with practical realities like affordability andenergy codes. Green Building Illustrated describes a pathwayfor reaching Architecture 2030’s carbonemission reduction targets for the builtenvironment.”—Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture2030
“…a neophyte will have a very good overview of allthe factors involved in green building. I see some excellentpedagogy at work!”
— Jim Gunshinan, Editor, Home EnergyMagazine
Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topicof sustainable design
In the tradition of the classic Building ConstructionIllustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer agraphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexitiesof sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically.From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover allaspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailedstrategies to design buildings that are substantively green. Thebook begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, thetheories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to acomprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include siteselection, passive design using building shape, water conservation,ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impactmaterials, and much more.Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design andconstruction in a beautifully illustrated formatIllustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsmanFrancis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcherIan M. ShapiroIdeal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well asstudents in these fields
Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students,professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design andconstruction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is aninformative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.
Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition is an updated,easy-to-learn guide to rough carpentry and framing written by anexpert with more than thirty years of framing experience. This bookguides the reader through the steps on framing floors, walls,roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of colorphotographs and illustrations help the reader understand the basicsas well as advanced framing methods. This Second Edition isupdated to match the framing techniques to the 2009 InternationalBuilding Code, and introduces the concept of "green framing"regarding material use and handling.Deals with the new corrosive treating methods that began to beused in 2004 for pressure treated woodCovers the time and energy-saving benefits of positiveplacement nail guns, which have become the industry standard forfastening light gage hardwareIncludes a glue-laminated beam weight chart, along with adescription of crane operations for setting these beams
Starting with the basics, this book begins with types of lumber,nails, and what tools are needed, followed by detailed, fullyillustrated steps for framing each building element—fromplanning and layout through specific nailing patterns.Framer-Friendly Tips throughout the book show how to get a taskdone right—and more easily.
Quick, reliable answers to your most common on-sitequestions
When you're in the field, you never know what you'll comeacross. Graphic Standards Field Guide to ResidentialConstruction gives you fast access to the information you needwhen you're on-site and under pressure.
Presented in a highly visual and easily portable format,Graphic Standards Field Guide to Residential Construction isorganized by CSI's MasterFormat and is coordinated with the 2009International Residential Code, as well as current sustainablepractices. It addresses issues pertaining to residentialconstruction by covering every aspect of the process, such as theuse of materials, structural concerns, finishes, thermal andmoisture protection, accessible design applications, and more.
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Residential Constructionextends beyond the studio, with:Quick access to essential information wherever you areGraphic Standards-quality details accompanied by photographsand tablesIllustrations that help you troubleshoot problems, along withon-the-spot solutionsCompact format that's easy to reference and carry along
Graphic Standards Field Guide to Residential Constructionis a handy companion that offers the essential tools thattime-crunched professionals can turn to in an instant when dealingwith clients, or when handling the many complex demands surroundingconstruction management.
Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition is theauthoritative and reliable volume designed to teach students bestpractices and guidelines for urban planning and design.
Edited from the main volume to meet the serious student's needs,this Student Edition is packed with more than 1,400 informativeillustrations and includes the latest rules of thumb for designingand evaluating any land-use scheme--from street plantings to newsubdivisions. Students find real help understanding all thepractical information on the physical aspects of planning and urbandesign they are required to know, including:
* Plans and plan making
* Environmental planning and management
* Building types
* Parks and open space, farming, and forestry
* Places and districts
* Design considerations
* Projections and demand analysis
* Impact assessment
* Legal foundations
* Growth management preservation, conservation, and reuse
* Economic and real estate development
Planning and Urban Design Standards, Student Edition providesessential specification and detailing information for various typesof plans, environmental factors and hazards, building types,transportation planning, and mapping and GIS. In addition, expertadvice guides readers on practical and graphical skills, such asmapping, plan types, and transportation planning.
In Stacking the Deck, Bryan Berg reveals the secret to successful cardstacking with his simple four-card-cell structure and expanded grid techniques. Using illustrations and step-by-step instructions, he guides readers on to more elaborate -- and incredibly strong -- creations. He covers a wide range of architectural styles, from classic to whimsical, and various types of structures, including pyramids, shrines, stadiums, churches, an oil derrick, and even the Empire State Building. Since first setting the height record in 1992, Bryan's built awe-inspiring card models of a Japanese shrine, the Iowa State Capitol building, Ebbets Field, and his latest tower, which is more than twenty-five feet tall! This book includes photographs of some of these amazing pieces, illustrating just how appealing and enduring a "house of cards" can be. Stacking the Deck will inspire everyone from youngsters experimenting with their first deck of cards to adults, who can create their own private skyscrapers.
Once you've read Stacking the Deck, you'll never look at a deck of cards the same way again.
Jan Gehl has been examining this question since the 1960s, when few urban designers or planners were thinking about designing cities for people. But given the unpredictable, complex and ephemeral nature of life in cities, how can we best design public infrastructure—vital to cities for getting from place to place, or staying in place—for human use? Studying city life and understanding the factors that encourage or discourage use is the key to designing inviting public space.
In How to Study Public Life Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre draw from their combined experience of over 50 years to provide a history of public-life study as well as methods and tools necessary to recapture city life as an important planning dimension.
This type of systematic study began in earnest in the 1960s, when several researchers and journalists on different continents criticized urban planning for having forgotten life in the city. City life studies provide knowledge about human behavior in the built environment in an attempt to put it on an equal footing with knowledge about urban elements such as buildings and transport systems. Studies can be used as input in the decision-making process, as part of overall planning, or in designing individual projects such as streets, squares or parks. The original goal is still the goal today: to recapture city life as an important planning dimension. Anyone interested in improving city life will find inspiration, tools, and examples in this invaluable guide.