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Introduction to Architectural Technology Second Edition

Introduction to Architectural Technology Second Edition

Laurence King


By Will McLean, Pete Silver, and Dason Whitsett


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This book provides an accessible introduction for
architecture students to all aspects of architectural
technology: structural physics, structural elements
and forms, heating, lighting, environmental control,
and computer modeling. It will also help students
to integrate their design thinking with appropriate
structural and environmental solutions.
The book explains the relationships between
physical phenomena, materials, building elements, and
structural types using simple classification systems
and real world examples. In addition, it explores
current computer techniques for assisting students to
predict the structural and environmental behavior of
buildings. It also uses historical precedents to explain
how the success of a technology is directly related
to its cultural context. This second edition includes
new sections on environmental design, Building
Information Modeling (BIM), and two new case
studies.
Written by three experienced teachers, this book
will be invaluable for those contemplating the study of
architecture and for those already embarked on such a
course.



• Accessible introduction to structural physics, elements and
forms, environmental control, and computer modeling

• Explains relationships between forces, materials, and
structural types

• New edition includes new sections on environmental design,
Building Information Modeling (BIM) and two new case
studies

More Details

Size: 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in;
Pages: 208 pp;
400 illustrations, 175 in color
Format: Paperback
Publication: October 2013
ISBN: 9781780672953
ISBN10: 1780672950
Pete Silver and Will McLean teach at the School of Architecture at the University of Westminster and are the co-authors of Fabrication (2006), Introduction to Architectural Technology (2008), and Structural Engineering for Architects (2013).

Dason Whitsett teaches in the Sustainable Design Program at The University of Texas, Austin.

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