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Architectural Technology

Architectural Technology by Stephen Emmitt
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Architectural technologists are at the interface between design and construction. As design becomes more complex, using a wider range of complex technologies and materials, it is essential that architectural technologists and other professionals understand the implications of their decisions on the performance of the building over its entire life cycle.

This core textbook on translating creative designs into functional buildings is written for undergraduates in architectural technology, architectural engineering, architecture and building surveying. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect new technologies - both in materials and ICTs, increased attention to sustainability, and changing methods of procurement.

Architecture Technology is structured to take the reader through the whole life-cycle of a building, emphasising sustainability, building performance and the value of design. Material on digital information, building information modelling (BIM) and information communication technologies has been updated. Most chapters have been re-titled, re-structured and enhanced with photographic images to emphasise the importance of design and make the book more accessible to a wider range of students. Chapters conclude with extensive links to further reading.

The three main themes - Environmental Sustainability; Innovation; and Design are emphasised throughout with the focus on translating conceptual designs into built artefacts.

From the book's Foreword:

" excellent tool to enable the 21st Century Architectural Technologist to remain at the leading edge of innovative design solutions within the construction industry on an international scale.

CIAT, in endorsing this publication, is aware of the continued need for books such as this as a support aid for both students and those practising within the discipline of Architectural Technology."
— Colin Orr, President of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

Wiley; February 2012
224 pages; ISBN 9781444361049
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Title: Architectural Technology
Author: Stephen Emmitt
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