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Building Type Basics for Justice Facilities (Building Type Basics)by Michael A. Griebel
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Building Type Basics for Justice Facilities is a one-stop source for the essential information architects, engineers, and facility planners need to quick-start the design process. In this book, two of Americas leading experts on justice facilities architecture and planning share their knowledge on issues essential to the design of six key building types: law enforcement, adult detention, courts, corrections, juvenile and family justice facilities, and multi-occupancy facilities. They also explore key trends that are driving the planning and design of todays and tomorrows justice facilities, including increased demands for flexibility, information technology, and accessibility.
Highlighting numerous innovative justice facility projects of the past few years, including the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse in Portland, Oregon and the Elgin Law Enforcement Facility in Elgin, Illinois, this book provides critical information on the process, potential problems, and unique design concerns for justice facilities. It also offers extensive coverage of lighting and acoustics; selection of structural, mechanical, and electrical systems; internal traffic; specialty systems unique to justice facilities; and such economic factors as costs and financing. This indispensable guide:
This conveniently organized, quick reference is an invaluable guide for busy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly as they embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book, it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly and saves architects and facility planners countless hours of research. Engineering consultants will also find a wealth of information to help them tackle justice facility building commissions of all kinds.
Book News Annotation:
To help architects break into the premier growth industry in the US, courts planning and research consultant Phillips, and architect Griebel explain the distinctive features required by police stations, jails, courthouses, prisons, youth and family facilities, and multi-occupant facilities. Then they examine systems and issues common to them all, such as lighting and acoustics, special systems, security systems, costs, and financing.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
* Provides nuts-and-bolts information to begin designing a justice facility.
* Features project photographs, diagrams and floor plans, and sections and details.
* Highlights such projects as Elgin Law Enforcement Facility in Elgin, IL; Federal Detention Center in Seattle-Tacoma, WA; Queens Family Court and Family Agency Facility in Queens, NY; and many more.
The fastest way to straighten out the learning curve on specialized design projects
"The series is welcome . . . By providing recent buildings as examples, supported with technical information and charts of design criteria, these books attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice."
Building Type Basics books provide architects with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized facilities. In each volume, leading national figures address the key questions that shape the early phases of a project commission. The answers to these questions provide instant information in a convenient, easy-to-use format. The result is a valuable, hands-on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips.
Building Type Basics for Justice Facilities provides in-depth information that is essential to initiate designs for a variety of justice facilities, including law enforcement, adult detention, courts, corrections, juvenile and family justice, and multi-occupancy facilities. Filled with project photos, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, it combines in-depth coverage of the structural, mechanical, energy, cost information, safety, and security issues that are unique to justice facilities with the nuts-and-bolts design guidelines that will start the project off on the right track and keep it there through completion.
Here's the in-depth information you need to initiate designs for a variety of justice facilities, including law enforcement, adult detention, courts, corrections, juvenile and family justice, and multi-occupancy facilities.
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About the Author
TODD S. PHILLIPS, PhD, AIA, is a courts planning and research consultant and Director of the International Center for Courts Design Research, a nonprofit Organization based in Washington, D.C. He served as the director of the Center for Advanced Technology Facilities Design at the American Institute of Architects from 1992 to 2000.
MICHAEL A. GRIEBEL is Senior Vice President of Architecture at Healy, Snyder, Bender & Associates, Inc. (HSB) in Chicago, Illinois. He has led the planning and design of more than 100 justice facility projects since 1980.
STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), is an architectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the City College of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Record from 1990 to 1996.
Table of Contents
Preface (Stephen A. Kliment)
PART I: TYPES.
2. Law Enforcement Facilities.
3. Adult Detention Facilities.
4 Courthouse Facilities.
5. Adult Correctional Facilities.
6. Juvenile and Family Justice Facilities.
7. Multi-occupant Facilities.
PART II: SYSTEMS AND ISSUES.
8. Lighting and Acoustics.
9. Mechanical, Electrical, and Structural Systems.
10. Specialty Systems.
11. Security Systems.
12. Costs, Financing, and Project Delivery.
Appendix: Space Requirements for Justice Facilities.
Bibliography and Resources.
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