- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (June 15, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471389234
- ISBN-13: 978-0471389231
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.9 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,381,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Building Type Basics for Office Buildings is a one-stop source for the essential information architects need to fast-start the design process. In this book, A. Eugene Kohn and Paul Katz of Kohn Pedersen Fox, along with eight consultants, present guidelines and cautionary advice, as well as lessons learned from all types of office buildings, to provide in-depth coverage of the design, planning, structural, mechanical, acoustic, safety, and security issues that are unique to office buildings. Provided in this single source is critical, hands-on information that architects, clients, and consultants demand in a project, especially in the crucial early phases. These nuts-and-bolts design guidelines will start any project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.
This indispensable guide:
- Asks and answers twenty questions that frequently arise in the early phases of a project commission
- Provides project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details
- Includes design guidelines for every type of office building, from skyscrapers to low-rise complexes
This conveniently organized quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves architects countless hours of research. Engineering consultants will also find in this volume a wealth of information to help them tackle office building commissions of all kinds.
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