Building Science for Architects, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2014 – 544 pages
This indispensable, holistic approach to architectural technology shows in hundreds of drawings and tables the why as well as the how of building science, providing you with a comprehensive, clear, and concise introduction to the subject. In this expanded edition, the authors address digital fabrication and prototyping, technical documentation, structural design, energy modeling, building information modeling, environmental stewardship, and cost control and budgeting. There's also more in-depth coverage of systems, elevators, and building security, and greater emphasis on environmental forces. Numerous case studies illustrate how theory works in practice to give you the full picture of the discipline, so that you can integrate technical material with design sensibilities.
Topics are covered in short overview chapters that list measurements and examples in both metric and imperial units, and that contain supporting charts, illustrations, and clear references to further reading. This focus on broad integration makes Design-Tech your quick primer on a wide range of individual subjects.
Section 0: Data 0.1 Human Factors 0.2 Basic Human Comfort 0.3 Climatology 0.4 Solar Geometry Section 1: Pre-Design 1.1 Programming 1.2 Site Analysis 1.3 Site Ecology 1.4 Zoning and Building Codes Section 2: Circulation 2.1 Life Safety 2.2 Accesibility 2.3 Stairs and Ramps 2.4 Elevators and Escalators Section 3: Materials 3.1 Wood 3.2 Masonry 3.3 Steel 3.4 Glass 3.5 Concrete 3.6 Aluminum 3.7 Composite Materials Section 4: Structures 4.1 Forces, Loads, and Equilibrium 4.2 Stress and Strain 4.3 Shear and Bending 4.4 Beams: Shape and Strength 4.5 Slabs: Behavior and Assemblies 4.6 Column Design 4.7 Foundations: Substructures and Soil 4.8 Frames and Connections 4.9 Long Spans 4.10 High Rises Section 5: Building Components 5.1 Building Envelope 5.2 Curtain Walls 5.3 Interior Finishes 5.4 Site Finishes and Construction 5.5 Detailing 5.6 Custom Fabrication 5.7 Digital Fabrication 5.8 Specifications Section 6: Building Services 6.1 Environmental Control: Passive Ventilation 6.2 Environmental Control: Active Ventilation 6.3 Environmental Control: Illumination 6.4 Plumbing 6.5 Environmental Control: Acoustics 6.6 Electrical and Data
Jason Alread, AIA, LEED AP, is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of Graduate Education at Iowa State University.
Thomas Leslie, AIA, is the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture at Iowa State University.
Rob Whitehead, AIA, LEED AP, is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Iowa State University