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Sustainable building systems and construction for designers

Author: Lisa M Tucker
Publisher: London ; New York : Fairchild Books, an Imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Sustainable Building Systems and Construction for Designers, Second Edition, continues to be the best resource for viewing building construction and its systems through the lens of sustainability. As a practicing architect and an interior designer, author Lisa M. Tucker covers all systems including structural, mechanical, electrical and lighting, plumbing, and interior building systems as they relate to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa M Tucker
ISBN: 9781628920932 1628920939
OCLC Number: 881064552
Description: xv, 352 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface AcknowledgmentsChapter 1 A Holistic Approach to Building Design and ConstructionChapter 2 Site Considerations and Foundations Chapter 3 Structural SystemsChapter 4 Mechanical SystemsChapter 5 Electrical Systems and LightingChapter 6 Plumbing Systems Chapter 7 Walls Chapter 8 Floors Chapter 9 Roofs/CeilingsChapter 10 Indoor Environmental Quality: Acoustics and Indoor AirChapter 11 Interior Building SystemsChapter 12 Regulations Chapter 13 Case Studies ResourcesIndex
Responsibility: Lisa M. Tucker, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Sustainable Building Systems and Construction for Designers, Second Edition, continues to be the best resource for viewing building construction and its systems through the lens of sustainability. As a practicing architect and an interior designer, author Lisa M. Tucker covers all systems including structural, mechanical, electrical and lighting, plumbing, and interior building systems as they relate to sustainability and interior design. The technical knowledge and vocabulary presented in the text allows interior designers, architects, engineers, and contractors to communicate effectively with each other while collaborating on projects. This new edition -- produced in an easier-to-use format - contains the latest information on LEED, ADA, Net Zero construction, and sustainable construction practices.

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Easy to read/understand; students like it... I have already adopted this text as a required text, and plan on continuing with it -- Peggy Creasy * Illinois State University * The author's approach is Read more...

 
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