PocketArchitecture: Technical Design FreeBook

PocketArchitecture: Technical Design is a FreeBook brought to you by Routledge, containing a collection of curated content from our  PocketArchitecture: Technical Design Series (Series Editor: Ryan E Smith, University of Utah, USA).

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The series comprises seven pocket sized, easy to use, topic-based volumes, which collate in one place essential technical information and demystify technical design criteria and solutions.

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Written by expert authors, this FreeBook will help professionals and students in architecture, construction and engineering to make sound technical design decisions on areas including daylighting, lifecycle analysis, building information modeling, energy, design management, and acoustics. 

Titles from the PocketArchitecture: Technical Design Series

  • Inclusive Design

    Implementation and Evaluation

    By Jordana L. Maisel, Edward Steinfeld, Megan Basnak, Korydon Smith, M. Beth Tauke

    As part of the PocketArchitecture Series, this volume focuses on inclusive design and its allied fields—ergonomics, accessibility, and participatory design. This book aims for the direct application of inclusive design concepts and technical information into architectural and interior design…

    Paperback – 2017-10-11

  • Design Management

    By Stephen Emmitt

    This is a design guide for architects, engineers and contractors concerning the principles and application of design management. This book addresses the value that design management and design managers contribute to construction projects. As part of the PocketArchitecture series, Design Management…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

  • The Hierarchy of Energy in Architecture

    Emergy Analysis

    By Ravi Srinivasan, Kiel Moe

    The laws of thermodynamics—and their implications for architecture—have not been fully integrated into architectural design. Architecture and building science too often remain constrained by linear concepts and methodologies regarding energy that occlude significant quantities and qualities of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12

  • Architectural Acoustics

    By Ana M Jaramillo, Chris Steel

    The application of good acoustic design can seem daunting to designers when trying to understand the often-complex physics of sound control. The ever-increasing number of standards and performance criteria that can be requested on new developments further complicates acoustics for architects.…

    Paperback – 2014-11-07

  • Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design

    By Christopher Meek, Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

    Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design provides architects, building designers, and students clear direction for the successful inclusion of daylight and integrated electric light in buildings. It presents design teams with the performance analysis resources, energy saving estimates and user…

    Paperback – 2014-10-28

  • Life Cycle Assessment

    By Kathrina Simonen

    Life Cycle Assessment addresses the dynamic and dialectic of building and ecology, presenting the key theories and techniques surrounding the use of life cycle assessment data and methods. Architects and construction professionals must assume greater responsibility in helping building owners to…

    Paperback – 2014-04-11

  • Building Information Modeling

    By Karen M. Kensek

    This is a design guide for architects, engineers, and contractors concerning the principles and specific applications of building information modeling (BIM). BIM has the potential to revolutionize the building industry, and yet not all architects and construction professionals fully understand…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10

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