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Since the publication of the first edition of Architectural Technology, in 2002, there have been significant developments in the number of courses, the profile of the discipline as well as significant changes in the Construction sector.
The Second edition of Architectural Technology addresses these challenges directly. Much greater emphasis is given to the three core themes of the book - Environmental Sustainability; Innovation; and Design. An increase in the visual material included reinforces the critical role of Design, aiding students to better translate conceptual designs into built artefacts.
Building upon solid teaching practice from the previous edition, Architectural Technology is now more concisely structured to take the reader through the whole life cycle of a building, emphasising sustainability and building performance. Material on digital information, building information modelling (BIM) and information communication technologies has been updated. Most chapters have been re-titled to emphasise the importance of design and make the book more accessible to a wider range of students. Chapters conclude with updated/more extensive links to further reading.
Architectural Technology, 2nd Edition:
Bridges the knowledge gap between design and construction
Tackles the core subjects of management, technologies and design from a sustainable building angle
Addresses the buildability and performance of a design from a whole life perspective
Thoroughly revised and updated this undergraduate level textbook is essential for Architectural Technology courses. Students studying Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Building Surveying; and more general Construction courses, will find the material invaluable.
completion. Most forms of building contract stipulate a period of time after practical completion during which the contractor will be liable for putting right any defects that occur, the ‘defects liability period’. Common time scales are 6 months for the building and 12 months for the mechanical services, although 12 months defects liability for the building as a whole is also widely stipulated. 11.qxd 20/11/2001 09:15 Page 186 186 The building and the process 11.6.1 User information On
are important because designers need knowledge about construction and building use in order to develop realistic concepts for future projects, closing the loop from inception to use and back again. Further reading Kwakye, A.A. (1997). Construction Project Administration in Practice, Longman, Harlow. 12.qxd 20/11/2001 09:15 Page 192 12 Building performance and durability ecay is inevitable, unavoidable and costly. Closely associated with issues of performance are the evaluation and monitoring
weather over time. Thus the quality of the materials used for external finishes and the manner in which they are applied will determine the durability of the building fabric. 4.5.2 Internal finishes Internal finishes are important in creating a sense of place. They are also important in helping to ensure a healthy indoor environment. Since we spend a great deal of our time within buildings, the internal environment is particularly important in ensuring a sense of well-being and enjoyment.
committees are made up of people with political interests, and there is no guarantee that an application recommended for approval by the planners will be approved, or, vice versa, that one recommended for refusal may be approved. For designers dealing with planning applications it is worth remembering that no guarantees can be made to the client because the committee’s decision is beyond the control of the applicant and his or her agent. 5.6 Concern for detail With the growth in importance of
Building Regulations 1991, Approved Document M). Many responsible employers and designers have been providing for some time sensitive designs that are accessible to all, but now there is a statutory requirement. No longer is it acceptable to ignore access. 7.2 Healthy environments Human beings spend a lot of time in and around buildings, be it their place of work, place of leisure or their home. As such the quality of the environment should enhance, not damage, our health. The link between the