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.
Stephen Emmitt, BA(Hons), Dip. Arch, MA(Prof. Ed.), PhD is Professor of Architectural Technology at Loughborough University; he is registered architect with industrial experience and extensive teaching experience of Architectural Technology across a wide range of built environment courses, in the UK and internationally.
Foreword Colin Orr, President of CIAT ix Introduction xi 1 Fundamentals 1 Sensory engagement 3 Building innovation 6 Building characteristics 10 Enclosure and functional requirements 14 Philosophies and approaches 19 Further reading 23 2 Physical Design Generators 25 The physical context: a sense of place 26 Micro climates and weathering 32 Structure and fabric 35 Materials 39 Services 43 Further reading 45 3 Social Design Generators 47 The social context 48 Communication and language 49 Design decisions 53 Risk 57 Quality 58 Added value 61 Further reading 63 4 Regulatory Design Generators 65 Town planning and development control 67 The building regulations 72 Standards and codes of practice 75 Trade associations 76 Testing and research reports 77 Further reading 79 5 Humane Design Generators 81 Perception of our buildings 82 Physiology and usability 85 Healthy environments 87 Safe environments 89 Secure environments 91 Fire safety 95 Further reading 98 6 Physical Interfaces 99 Typologies 101 Transitions 105 Joints and connections 111 Tolerances 114 Further reading 117 7 The Art of Detailing 119 Detailing principles 121 Environmental issues 127 Performance of the joint 131 Designing the details 134 Further reading 136 8 The Art of Specifying 137 Specification methods 138 Selection criteria fitness for purpose 139 Writing the specification 146 Contents of a written specification 150 Further reading 152 9 The Art of Informing 153 Media 154 Coordinated project information 159 Drawings 162 Physical models 166 Bills of quantities 168 Digital information and virtual details 168 Information flow and design changes 170 Further reading 171 10 Assembling the Parts 173 The designer-contractor interface 174 Flows 176 Quality of work 180 Design changes 183 Practical completion and hand-over 186 Learning from building projects 187 Further reading 191 11 Living with Buildings 193 Durability and decay 194 Preservation, restoration, and conservation 200 Principles of conservation, repair and maintenance 204 Upgrading existing buildings 208 Learning from buildings 211 Further reading 212 12 Disassembly and Reuse 213 Reusing redundant buildings 214 Demolition and disassembly 218 Reclamation, reuse, and recycling 220 Stretching the tradition 222 Further reading 227 References 229 Index 235