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… it gives me great pleasure to support the first ever publication to specifically address the area of research, and in particular its relationship with practice, in the discipline of architectural technology…not only ground breaking because it is the first book of its kind, but also because it provides at long last one of the accepted foundations needed to underpin the emerging academic discipline, namely a recognised research base.

CIAT, in supporting this publication, is aware of the need for books such as this to sustain the process of research informed practice, as an aid for both students and those practising within the discipline of architectural technology.--Norman Wienand MCIAT, Vice President Education, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists Architectural technology is the realisation of architecture through the application of building science, forming the constructive link between the abstract and the physical. Architectural Technology: research and practice demonstrates the importance of research in architectural technology and aims to stimulate further research and debate by enlightening, informing and challenging readers.

Chapter authors address the interplay between research and practice in the field of architectural technology, examining the influence of political, economic, social, environmental and technological issues. The focus throughout is on creating sustainable buildings that are constructed economically and function effectively and efficiently within their service life cycle.

The book’s mix of chapters and case studies bring together a number of different themes and provides invaluable insights into the world of research from the perspective of those working within the architectural technology field - practitioners, academics and students. The underlying message is that architectural technology is not just a profession; it is a way of thinking and a way of acting. This is highlighted by contributions from architects and architectural technologists passionate about architectural technology as a field of knowledge. Contributions range from the theoretical and polemic to the pragmatic and applied, further helping to demonstrate the richness of the field.

Synopsis:

This seminal text on applied research in architectural technology enlightens, informs, and challenges readers, focusing on the importance of research in developing the discipline and the profession. Contributors address how political, economic, social, environmental, and technological issues influence architectural technology — acting as drivers for the creation of a better knowledge base and skills for practicing in a global economy. The focus throughout is on creating and realizing sustainable buildings that are constructed economically and function effectively and efficiently within their service life cycle.

About the Author

Stephen Emmitt is Professor of Architectural Technology at Loughborough University, UK and Visiting Professor of Innovation Sciences of Holmstad University, Sweden and member of CIAT's Research Group.

Table of Contents

About the Contributors vii

Foreword ix

Introduction xi

1 Theory and Architectural Technology 1
Norman Wienand

Case Study A Designing to Anticipate Future Climate Change: The Case of an Urban House 19
Julian Marsh

2 The Morphological Construct 47
William Thompson

Case Study B A Sustainable Window: A Process of Development 63
John C.M. Olie

3 Sustainable Design Analysis and BIM Integration 89
Boris Ceranic

Case Study C Applying Research in Practice: Developing a Specialist Service in the Analysis of Thermal Bridging 121
Matthew Peat

4 Testing the Thermal Performance of New Dwellings during Construction 141
John Littlewood

Case Study D Assessing Retrofitted External Wall Insulation 177
Jo Hopper

5 Exploring Links between Education, Research and Practice in Architectural Technology 193
Gareth Alexander and Colin Orr

Case Study E BIM Collaboration in Student Architectural Technologist Learning 213
Malachy Mathews

6 Research Processes and Practicalities 231
Stephen Emmitt

Index 247

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118292068
Author:
Emmitt, Stephen (edt)
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Author:
Emmitt, Stephen
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Construction Materials.
Subject:
Architecture-Types
Subject:
Architectural Technology, The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, CIAT s Research Group, Sustainable Buildings, Building Engineering
Subject:
Architectural Technology, The Chartered Institut
Subject:
e of Architectural Technologists, CIAT s Research Group, Sustainable Buildings, Building Engineering
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Publication Date:
20130508
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
250 x 150 x 15 mm 24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This seminal text on applied research in architectural technology enlightens, informs, and challenges readers, focusing on the importance of research in developing the discipline and the profession. Contributors address how political, economic, social, environmental, and technological issues influence architectural technology — acting as drivers for the creation of a better knowledge base and skills for practicing in a global economy. The focus throughout is on creating and realizing sustainable buildings that are constructed economically and function effectively and efficiently within their service life cycle.
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