Introduction x PART I DETAIL PATTERNS SECTION 1 FUNCTION FUNCTION INTRODUCTION xxx CONTROLLING WATER xx Wash xx Overlap xx Overhang and Drip xx Drain and Weep xx Unobstructed Drainage xx Ventilated Cold Roof xx Foundation Drainage xx Moisture Break xx Capillary Break xx Labyrinth xx Rainscreen Assembly and Pressure Equalization xx Upstand xx Sealant Joints and Gaskets xx CONTROLLING AIR xx Air Barrier System xx Weatherstripped Crack xx CONTROLLING HEAT FLOW xx Thermal Insulation xx Thermal Break xx Multiple Glazing xx White and Bright Surfaces xx Reflective Glazing xx Reflective Surface and Airspace xx Outside-Insulated Thermal Mass xx CONTROLLING WATER VAPOR xx Warm Interior Surfaces xx Warm-Side Vapor Retarder xx Vapor Ventilation xx Condensate Drainage xx CONTROLLING SOUND xx Airtight, Heavy, Limp Partition xx Cushioned Floor xx Quiet Attachments xx Sound-Absorbing Surfaces xx ACCOMMODATING MOVEMENT xx Seasoning and Curing xx Vertical-Grain Lumber xx Equalizing Cross Grain xx Relieved Back xx Foundation Below Frost Line xx Structure/Enclosure Joint xx Abutment Joint xx Expansion Joint xx Control Joint xx Sliding Joint xx Building Separation Joint xx PROVIDING STRUCTURAL SUPPORT xx Small Structures xx Connecting Dissimilar Materials xx Distributing Loads xx PROVIDING PASSAGES FOR MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES xx Vertical Chase xx Horizontal Plenum xx HEALTH AND SAFETY xxx Safe Footing xxx Fall Protection xxx Safe Edges xxx Safe Glazing xxx Nontoxic Materials xxx Firesafe Materials xxx Fire-Resistant Assemblies xxx Barrier-Free Design xxx Universal Design xxx PROVIDING FOR THE AGING OF THE BUILDING xxx Life Cycle xxx Expected Life xxx Surfaces That Age Gracefully xxx Repairable Surfaces xxx Cleanable Surfaces xxx Maintenance Access xxx Dry Wood xxx Protected and Similar Metals xxx Less Absorbent Materials xxx Robust Assemblies xxx Building Armor xxx Extreme Event Protection xxx SECTION 2 CONSTRUCTIBILITY CONSTRUCTIBILITY INTRODUCTION xxx EASE OF ASSEMBLY xxx Uncut Units xxx Minimum Number of Parts xxx Parts That are Easy to Handle xxx Repetitious Assembly xxx Simulated Assemblies xxx Observable Assemblies xxx Accessible Connections xxx Installation Clearance xxx Detailing for Disassembly xxx Nonconflicting Systems xxx FORGIVING DETAILS xxx Dimensional Tolerance xxx Sliding Fit xxx Adjustable Fit xxx Reveal xxx Butt Joint xxx Clean Edge xxx Progressive Finish xxx Forgiving Surface xxx EFFICIENT USE OF CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES xxx Factory and Site xxx Repetitious Fabrication xxx Rehearsing the Construction Sequence xxx Off-the-Shelf Parts xxx Local Skills and Resources xxx Aligning Forms with Forces xxx Refining the Detail xxx All-Weather Construction xxx Pride of Craftsmanship xxx Accepted Standards xxx SECTION 3 AESTHETICS AESTHETICS INTRODUCTION xxx Contributive Details xxx Timeless Features xxx Geometry and Proportion xxx Hierarchy of Refinement xxx Intensification and Ornamentation xxx Sensory Richness xxx Formal Transitions xxx Didactic Assemblies xxx Composing the Detail xxx PART II DETAIL DEVELOPMENT SECTION 1 APPLYING THE DETAIL PATTERNS XXX Detailing a Building in Wood Light Framing xxx Detailing a Building in Architectural Concrete xxx Detailing a Brick Facing on a Concrete Frame xxx SECTION 2 GETTING STARTED XXX APPENDICES xxx The Detailer's Reference Shelf xxx Formulating Exercises for Self-Study or Classroom Use xxx INDEX xxx
EDWARD ALLEN, FAIA, has been a member of the faculties at both Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest at institutions across the United States for over 30 years. He is the bestselling author of The Architect's Studio Companion; Shaping Structures: Statics; and Fundamentals of Building Construction. PATRICK RAND, FAIA, is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Architecture at North Carolina State University. He has been recognized nationally for his innovative teaching and research regarding construction materials.
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