Assistant Professor Rob Whitehead just published the second edition of Design-Tech: Building Science for Architects, a co-authored book with Jason Alread (University of Florida) and Tom Leslie (Iowa State University) through Routledge. The Amazon.com page about the book announces that Design-Tech is an:
indispensable, holistic approach to architectural technology that shows you in hundreds of drawings and tables the why as well as the howof building science, providing you with a comprehensive overview. In this expanded edition, measurements and examples are listed in both metric and imperial units to reflect the global reality of architectural practice. The authors also address digital fabrication, construction documentation, ultra-high-rise structures, and zoning codes. And there’s more in-depth coverage of structural design and greater emphasis on environmental forces. Numerous case studies demonstrate real-world design implications for each topic, so that you can integrate technical material with design sensibilities.
Short chapters explain each topic from first principles in easy-to-reference formats, focusing on what you need to know both at the drawing board and in future discussions with engineers, contractors, and consultants. This new edition incorporates material from continuing curricular experimentation in the SCI-TECH sequence at Iowa State University, which has been recognized with awards and funding from the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.