1st Edition

Materials, Specification and Detailing
Foundations of Building Design

ISBN 9780415403597
Published January 30, 2008 by Taylor & Francis
328 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

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

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

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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.