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TitleThe Architect's Portable Handbook: First-Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design, 4th Edition
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Table of Contents
                            Contents
How to Use This Book
Part 1. General
	A. Practice (schedule of A/E services)
	B. “Systems” Thinking
	C. Specifications
	D. Programming
	E. Construction Costs
	F. Construction Administration
	G. Practical Math and Tables
	H. Building Laws
		1. Zoning
		2. Code Requirements for Residential Construction (2000 IRC)
		3. Building Code (2009 IBC)
		4. Accessibility (ADA requirements)
	I. Structural Systems
		1. Construction Type by Code
		2. Long vs. Short Spans
		3. Loads
		4. Low- vs. High-Rise
		5. Lateral and Uplift
		6. Structural Components (A Primer)
		7. Rules of Thumb for Estimating Structural Sizes (Span-to-Depth Ratios)
	J. Energy: Passive and Active Approaches to Conservation
		4. Checklist for Passive Building Design
		5. Checklist for Active Building Design
		6. Energy Code
	K. Green Architecture (Sustainable Buildings)
	L. Acoustics
		1. Room Acoustics
		2. Sound Isolation
Part 2. Site
	A. Land Planning
		1. Costs
		2. Slopes
		3. Site Selection
		4. Streets
		5. Parking
		6. Open-Space Proportions
	B. Grading and Drainage
		1. Grading for Economy
		2. Maximum Slopes
		3. Desirable Grades
		4. Grades at Buildings
		5. Retaining Walls
		6. Earthwork Conversion Factors
		7. Earthwork Costs
		8. Drainage
	C. Soils
	D. Utilities
		1. Storm Drains
		2. Sanitary Sewer
		3. Water
		4. Power and Telephone
		5. Gas
		6. Fire Protection
	E. Site Improvements
	F. Landscaping and Irrigation
		1. General
		2. Materials
		3. Irrigation
Part 3. Concrete
	A. Concrete Materials
	B. Foundations
	C. Concrete Members (Sizes and Costs)
Part 4. Masonry
	A. Masonry Materials
	B. Masonry Members (Sizes and Costs)
Part 5. Metals
	A. Metal Materials
	B. Steel Members (Sizes and Costs)
Part 6. Wood
	A. Wood Materials
	B. Wood Members (Sizes and Costs)
Part 7. Thermal and Moisture Protection
	A. Attic and Crawl Space Ventilation
	B. Water and Dampproofing
	C. Vapor Barriers
	D. Radiant Barriers
	E. Insulation
	F. Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS)
	G. Roofing
	H. Flashing
	I. Joints
Part 8. Doors, Windows, and Glass
	A. Doors
	B. Windows
	C. Hardware
	D. Glass
Part 9. Finishes
	A. Plaster
	B. Gypsum Wallboard (Drywall)
	C. Tile
	D. Terrazzo
	E. Acoustical Treatment
	F. Wood Flooring
	G. Masonry Flooring
	H. Resilient Flooring
	I. Carpeting
	J. Paint and Coatings
	K. Color
Part 10. Specialties
	A. Toilet Partitions
	B. Fireplaces
	C. Graphics
	D. Fireproofing
	E. Operable Partitions
	F. Bathroom Accessories
	G. Sun Control
Part 11. Equipment
	A. Residential Kitchens
	B. Residential Laundries
	C. Miscellaneous Costs
Part 12. Interiors
	A. General Costs
	B. Miscellaneous Objects
	C. Furniture
		1. Miscellaneous
		2. Living/Waiting
		3. Bedroom/Guestroom
		4. Dining/Conference
		5. Restaurant Seating
		6. Office
	D. Human Dimensions
Part 13. Assemblies
	A. Roof Structure Assemblies
	B. Floor Structure Assemblies
	C. Walls
	D. Ceilings
	E. Flooring
Part 14. Conveying Systems
	A. Elevators
	B. Escalators
Part 15. Mechanical
	A. The Plumbing System
		1. Fixtures Required by Code
		2. Water Supply
		3. Plumbing Fixtures
		4. Sanitary Sewer
		5. Rainwater/Storm Sewer
		6. Fire Protection
		7. Landscape Irrigation
		8. Gas
		9. Solar Hot Water Systems
	B. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
		1. General
		2. Systems for Small Buildings
		3. Custom Systems for Large Buildings
		4. Diffusers, Terminal Devices, and Grilles
Part 16. Lighting and Electrical
	A. Lighting
		1. General
		2. Daylighting (Natural Lighting)
		3. Electric (Artificial) Lighting
	B. Power and Telephone
Appendixes
	A. Building-Type Data
	B. Location Data
References
Acknowledgments
Index
	A
	B
	C
	D
	E
	F
	G
	H
	I
	J
	K
	L
	M
	N
	O
	P
	Q
	R
	S
	T
	U
	V
	W
	Z
                        
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U

U value, 368
Undercoat, 424
Underlayment, 374–378
Unified soils classification, 247
Uplift, 154
Urethane, 375, 379
Utilities, 259

V

Value engineering, 54
Vapor barrier, 365
VAV, 552
Veneer, 348
Ventilation, 172, 191, 363
Visual transmission, 411
Volt, 609
Volume, 73, 243

W

Waffle slab, 288
Waiting room, 463

Walks, 234, 265
Walls, 489
Washer, 456
Water, 17, 260, 516
Water-cement ratio, 273
Water closet, 511
Water heater, 517
Waterproofing, 364
Water softener, 517
Watt, 609
Weatherstripping, 404
Weights, 74
Welds, 323
Wells, 517
Wind, 154, 638
Windows, 395
Wood, 337
Work, 78

Z

Zinc, 315
Zonal cavity, 600
Zone, AC systems, 552
Zoning, 81

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