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Understanding buildings : a multidisciplinary approach

Author: Esmond Reid
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st MIT Press edView all editions and formats
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This general, multidisciplinary text provides an overall explanation of the building process through an examination of underlying principles as well as design examples.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esmond Reid
ISBN: 0262181169 9780262181167 0262680548 9780262680547
OCLC Number: 10948773
Description: xiii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Structure. The architecture of compression ; Beans and frames ; Cable and surface --
Enclosure. The 'small' house ; Larger buildings --
Climate services. Engineering for comfort ; The 'small' house ; Larger buildings --
Utility services. Water supply ; Drainage ; Refuse handling ; Electrical supply ; Telecommunications ; Gas supply ; Mechanical transportation --
Lighting. Light ; Daylighting ; Artificial lighting --
Acoustics. the nature of sound ; Room acoustics ; Noise control --
Fire safety. Escape ; Compartmentation ; Protecting the structure --
The future?
Responsibility: Esmond Reid ; illustrations by the author.

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"A most useful tool for developing intuition in architectural engineering for architects, engineers, and builders alike." Omer Akin, Carnegie Mellon University

 
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