Architectural Detailing: Function - Constructibility - Aesthetics

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ISBN-13: 9781118881996
ISBN-10: 1118881990
Author: Edward Allen; Patrick Rand
Pages: 384

Architectural Detailing: Function - Constructibility - Aesthetics 3rd Edition is the industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings and systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the flow of heat and water vapor, will adjust to all kinds of movement and will be easy to construct. This edition has been updated to conform to the 2012 International Building Code and incorporates current knowledge about new material and construction technology. Sustainable design issues are integrated where relevant and discussions includes reviews of recent built works that extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or the alteration and addition to existing patterns. Regulatory topics are primarily focused on the US, but touch on other jurisdictions and geographic settings to provide a well-rounded perspective of the art and science of architectural detailing.