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The Architect's Handbook of Formulas, Tables, and Mathematical Calculations compliles a vast range of practical, concise formulas, tables, and calculation methods useful to improve the design process. It is a problem-solving and decision-making tool for the practicing architect and interior designer. The material included in this book gives you the answer to the many types of problems  you face every day - those dealing with overall site and space planning, sizes of building components, material selection, finishes, construction assemblies, and building systems. In addition, you will find useful "rules of thumb" and basic reference data.

The organization of this Handbook is based on how architects actually work through a project and make decisions - from establishing early programming needs, to making preliminary design and building system choices, to evaluating specific material selctions. The tables and calculation methods selected are practical, proven reference information helpful for all phases of a job. To make the tables and formulas even more useful, steph-by-step procedures for using them and easy-to-follow examples are included where appropriate.

2. Other Prentice-Hall Books by the Author
4. What This Book Will Do for You
5. List of Illustrations
6. 1. How to Determine Building Planning Space Requirements
1.
1. Parking and Site Work
1. Rules of Thumb
2. Space Planning Guidelines
3. Preliminary Elevator Planning
4. Stairs and Ramps
5. Library Planning
6. Audio-Visual Planning
1. Rules of Thumb
7. 2. Calculating Building Systems
1. 2A. Structural Systems
1. Rules of Thumb
2. Preliminary Structural Design Charts
3. Vertical Support Charts
4. How to Determine Static Loads
5. Steel Beams
6. Steel Columns
7. Steel Joists
8. Formulas for Structural Lumber Beams
9. Tables for Design Values, Joist Sizing, and Grade Selection
10. Plywood
11. Glued, Laminated Construction
2. 2B. Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Space Allowances
1. How to Do Preliminary Sizing of Mechanical Equipment Space
1. Rules of Thumb
2. How to Estimate Duct Sizes
3. Ventilation Requirements
3. 2C. Plumbing
1. Minimum Plumbing Fixtures
2. Water Pipe Sizing Using Tables
3. Procedures for Sizing
1. Sizing for Flushometer Valves
2. Sizing Systems with Hot Water Piping
4. How to Calculate the Required Size of Drainage Piping
5. How to Calculate the Required Sizing of Rainwater Piping
6. Plumbing Pipe Sizes
4. 2D. Fire Protection
5. 2E. Electrical Data
1. Formula for Ohm’s Law for AC Circuits:
2. Formula for Power in AC Circuits:
3. Sizes of Metallic Conduit
4. Maximum Number of Conductors Allowed in Conduit
5. Conditions
6. 2F. Illumination
1. Measuring Light and Illumination Terms
1. Conversion Factors of Units of Illumination
1. FORMULAS
2. How to Select the Recommended Illuminance Level
3. How to Calculate Number of Luminaires Required
4. Lamp Selection and Surface Reflection Recommendations
7. 2G. Acoustics
8. 2H. Vertical Transportation
1. Elevator Selection
2. Determining Escalator Space Requirements
8. 3. Energy Standards
1. 3A. Heat Loss Calculations
2. 3B. Heat Gain Calculations
3. 3C. Passive Solar Design
1. Common Solar Formulas and Their Terms
2. Schematic Design Estimates of Collector Area and Thermal Mass
3. Design Procedures for Design Development Phase
4. Effect of Changing System Variables on Performance
5. Preliminary Design, Summary Guidelines Related to Several Variables
4. 3D. Daylighting
1. Daylighting with Sidelighting Calculations
2. How to Factor in Overhangs
3. How to Calculate Sun Position