Architectural Graphic Standards

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ISBN-13: 9781118909508
ISBN-10: 111890950X
Author: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Pages: 1088

Architectural Graphic Standards 12th Edition provides comprehensive guidance on the visual representation of materials, products, systems and assemblies. The book has been updated to reflect the most current building codes and standards and features more than 300 new drawings, tables and designs, as well as 25% new content. In response to architects' feedback and overwhelming demand for a more graphics-heavy format, this edition employs shorter, more accessible texts and more images of the standards and evolution of design and construction. New coverage includes building resiliency and the building envelope, expert discussion on the fundamentals of design and construction documentation, and new examination of environmental factors and material properties and performance. Sustainable Design is no longer separated, but incorporated throughout, and extensive appendices keep useful data right at your fingertips. This meticulous resource provides a compendium of planning standards, optimum dimensions and normative construction details and is organized into three core sections covering (i) design and documentation, (ii) materials and (iii) building elements. Features include

  • Key architectural design and production processes (functional planning, environmental assessment, building resiliency, architectural construction documentation)
  • Thorough coverage of materials including concrete, masonry, metals, wood, plastics, composites and glass
  • Exhaustive survey of building elements including substructures, shells, services, equipment, furnishings, special structures and siteworks
  • Comprehensive appendixes filled with pertinent data such as: classic architectural elements, mathematical data, and structural calculations.