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Basic Building Elements and Their Representation

  • Frederick S. Merritt
  • James Ambrose

Abstract

Overall optimization of the building system is the goal of systems design. Buildings, however, usually are too complex for immediate, direct optimization of the total system. Instead, it is first necessary to synthesize subsystems that, when combined, form the building system. After normal design studies and value analysis of these subsystems, they may be replaced partly or entirely by better subsystems. This cycle may be repeated several times. Then, the final subsystems may be optimized to yield the optimum building system.

Keywords

Plan View Structural Member Fire Protection Interior Wall Floor Plan 
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References

  1. M. Salvadori, Structure in Architecture: The Building of Buildings, 3rd ed., Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1986.Google Scholar
  2. J. Ambrose, Building Structures, Wiley, New York, 1988.Google Scholar
  3. F. Merritt, Building Design and Construction Handbook, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1982.Google Scholar

References

  1. B. Stein et al., Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 7th ed., Wiley, New York, 1986.Google Scholar
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References

  1. C. Ramsey and H. Sleeper, Architectural Graphic Standards, 8th ed., Wiley, New York, 1988.Google Scholar
  2. T. French and C. Vierck, Engineering Drawing and Graphic Technology, 13th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1986.Google Scholar

General References and Sources for Additional Study

  1. C. Ramsey and H. Sleeper, Architectural Graphic Standards, 8th ed., Wiley, New York, 1988.Google Scholar
  2. F. Merritt, Building Design and Construction Handbook, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1982.Google Scholar
  3. J. Ambrose, Building Structures, Wiley, New York, 1988.Google Scholar
  4. B. Stein et al.. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 7th ed., Wiley, New York, 1986.Google Scholar
  5. F. Ching, Architectural Graphics, 2nd ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1985.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick S. Merritt
    • 1
  • James Ambrose
    • 2
  1. 1.West Palm BeachUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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