Book Description
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 problemsolving and decisionmaking 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, stephbystep procedures for using them and easytofollow examples are included where appropriate.
Table of Contents
 Copyright
 Other PrenticeHall Books by the Author
 About the Author
 What This Book Will Do for You
 List of Illustrations
 1. How to Determine Building Planning Space Requirements

2. Calculating Building Systems
 2A. Structural Systems
 2B. Heating, Ventilating, and AirConditioning Space Allowances
 2C. Plumbing
 2D. Fire Protection
 2E. Electrical Data
 2F. Illumination
 2G. Acoustics
 2H. Vertical Transportation

3. Energy Standards
 3A. Heat Loss Calculations
 3B. Heat Gain Calculations
 3C. Passive Solar Design
 3D. Daylighting
 3E. Climate

4. Building Components
 4A. Concrete

4B. Masonry
 Properties and Coursing of Brick
 Tables Showing Properties of Limestone and Marble
 Tables for Selecting Masonry Based on Weathering Requirements
 Tables Showing Sizes, Tolerances, and Finishes of Building Stone
 Tables Showing Properties and Thermal Values of Masonry Walls
 Table Showing Fireplace Opening Recommendations
 4C. Metals
 4D. NonStructural Wood Applications
 4E. Thermal and Moisture Protection
 4F. Doors and Windows
 4G. Finishes
 5. Reference Data
Product Information
 Title: Architect’s Handbook of Formulas, Tables, and Mathematical Calculations
 Author(s):
 Release date: June 1988
 Publisher(s): Prentice Hall
 ISBN: 9780132442459