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Application of Systems Design to Buildings

  • Frederick S. Merritt
  • James Ambrose

Abstract

In Chap. 3, systems design is proposed as a precise procedure for development of an optimum system. The method consists of six stages: data collection and problem formulation, synthesis, analysis, value analysis, appraisal and decision. In addition to data collection, which could be a continuous activity feeding information to every design step, there are nine basic design steps (see Fig. 3.4). These generally should be executed in sequence; however, the procedure also calls for loops from advanced steps back to earlier steps and then ahead again, as new information that can be used to improve the system is generated.

Keywords

Construction Cost Building Design Floor Plan Industrialize Building Building Team 
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References

  1. Architects Handbook of Professional Practice, American Institute of Architects.Google Scholar
  2. W. Caudill, Architecture by Team, Van Nostrand Reinhold (out of print).Google Scholar

Reference

  1. Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, American Institute of Architects.Google Scholar

General References and Sources for Additional Study

  1. W. Caudill, Architecture by Team, Van Nostrand Reinhold (out of print).Google Scholar
  2. A. Gheorge, Applied Systems Engineering, Wiley, 1982.Google Scholar
  3. F. Merritt, Building Design and Construction Handbook, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 1982.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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