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By Norman Wienand

Carrying on with in the holistic philosophy of the applied sciences of structure sequence, this quantity examines some of the layers of data, abilities and mechanisms that make up the numerous techniques to the basic functionality of technical layout within the construction of profitable constructions. Well-illustrated with case reports, the writer attracts on his broad event in architectural schooling to supply an in depth description of the advance procedure, acknowledging conventional suggestions while additionally encouraging designers to think about leading edge possible choices. recognition is paid to fabrics offerings, aspect layout and specification writing. scholars of architectural expertise particularly, but additionally of structure, construction surveying and building will locate this syllabus-relevant identify an invaluable asset in embracing their environmental duties as designers and actively partaking within the improvement of technical layout language.

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Project assessment: material choices, structural or performance requirements and quality The definition of a project based on an interpretation of the client’s brief, coupled with a compilation of the skills required, will lead to a stage of assessment that will eventually lead to specific design solutions. This stage of assessment provides a guide to types of solution required by matching factors such as budget, scale, prominence and risk. Although it is conceivable to vary these factors such as including an element of great daring and risk into a particularly safe design, the overall theme of the project will govern most aspects of technical design.

However, technical information is in most cases required to be accessible to many different parties so the ideal language for one channel may COMMUNICATION OF INFORMATION not fit another. A degree of universality is therefore required which suggests why changes to this form of communication normally take the form of slow evolution rather than total revolution. The fact that it is still feasible (although increasingly difficult) to practice professionally without access to computer software is testament to this fact.

More commonly these days, computer software allows mathematical calculations to be carried out very quickly and presented in graphic terms. This allows designers to play around with ideas and to quickly identify optimum solutions from a number of variables. 5 the two basic questions to ask of a proposed solution are whether it can be built and whether it will fail . . (Bryan, 2005) DETAIL DESIGN PROCESS 33 This may seem particularly negative, but it can also be advocated as a fully responsible form of judgement.

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