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Systems Design Method

  • Frederick S. Merritt
  • James Ambrose

Abstract

Building design, being as much an art as a science, requires creativity, imagination and judgment. These talents can be inspired and assisted by systems design to produce better and less costly buildings. The big advantage of systems design over traditional building design is that systems design marks clearly the precise path for production of optimum results.

Keywords

Building Code Floor Area Building Engineering Present Worth Capital Recovery 
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Models and Optimization

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Value Analsis

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Systems Design

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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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