Materials, Specification and Detailing: Foundations of Building Design, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Materials, Specification and Detailing

Foundations of Building Design, 1st Edition

By Norman Wienand

Taylor & Francis

314 pages

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Continuing in the holistic philosophy of the Technologies of Architecture series, this volume examines the various layers of knowledge, skills and mechanisms that make up the many approaches to the essential function of technical design in the creation of successful buildings.

Well-illustrated with case studies, the author draws on his extensive experience in architectural education to provide a detailed description of the development process, acknowledging traditional solutions whilst also encouraging designers to consider innovative alternatives. Attention is paid to materials choices, detail design and specification writing.

Students of architectural technology in particular, but also of architecture, building surveying and construction will find this syllabus-relevant title an invaluable asset in embracing their environmental responsibilities as designers and actively participating in the development of technical design language.

Table of Contents

IntroductionPart 1: Technical Design Part 2: Communication of Information Part 3: Materials Part 4: Detailing Part 5: Specification

About the Author/Editor

Norman Wienand is Head of the Architecture Subject Group at Sheffield Hallam University where, as an academic and a Chartered Architectural Technologist, his focus is on the development of the pedagogy of architectural technology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Coupled with the pursuit of sustainable design through the application of sustainable technologies, he is engaged in the development of a theoretical approach to technical design in architecture.

Joan Zunde is an architect who has taught design subjects for many years. She is editor for the Technologies of Architecture series and co-author of Volume 1, Integrated Strategies in Architecture. She has a particular interest in communication between designers and clients and within the design and build team.

About the Series

Technologies of Architecture

Technologies of Architecture is an introductory textbook series providing a coherent framework to the architectural design process in a practical and applied way. This series forms an essential suite of books for students of architectural technology, architecture, building surveying and construction.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials