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Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities (Building Type Basics)by Kenneth W. Griffin
Synopses & Reviews
Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities presents nuts-and-bolts guidelines and inspirational, real-world advice to jump-start superlative design projects for a variety of transit facilities. Award-winning architect Kenneth Griffin, AIA, provides guidelines, cautionary advice, and lessons learned from a variety of actual transit design projectssuch as facilities serving heavy- and light-rail trains (including subways), airports, buses, and shipsto steer everyone on a project toward making sound decisions early in the planning cycle. Descriptive illustrations and need-to-know information offer valuable coverage on such essential topics as ridership analysis, station-area development, vertical circulation, and safety and security issues.
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 in this volume a wealth of information to help them tackle transit building commissions of every kind and scale.
Book News Annotation:
Griffin emphasizes quality architectural design for utilitarian structures serving mass transit. This leading architect/design manager of rail transit stations and intermodal transit centers (including the new World Trade Center PATH Terminal) focuses on key facility issues including: urban planning policy, station types, engineering concerns, security, maintenance, and modernization. The volume includes b&w illustrations of surface-rail transit and stations at airports and cruise terminals, case studies, and a quick index to 20 general project questions (e.g. What building codes and regulations apply?).
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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, engineers, and facility planners with the essentials they need to jump-start the design of a variety of specialized facilities. In each volume, leading national figures in the field 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-follow format. The result is an excellent, hands-on reference that puts critical information at your fingertips.
Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities is a nuts-and-bolts guide to all the design considerations for a diverse variety of transit facilitiesfrom predesign research to operations and maintenance. Complete with descriptive illustrations, this useful resource offers essential information, guidelines, and cautionary advice on building projects serving heavy- and light-rail trains (including subways), airports, buses, and ships.
Building Type Basics for Transit Facilities covers the essentials of designing transit facilities.
* Features innovative transit station designs, including light and heavy rail, airports, and cruise terminals.
* Presents numerous illustratrations with descriptive floor plans, diagrams, and photographs.
* Provides need-to-know information for getting started in this complex area.
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About the Author
KENNETH W. GRIFFIN, AIA, is DMJM+HARRIS’s principal architect for the design of rail transit stations and intermodal transit centers. He is recognized as a leading transit architect responsible for many award-winning designs for transit stations in the U.S., Canada, and Asia. With hundreds of station designs in his portfolio, Griffin has served as design manager for the Long Island Railroad passenger terminal at Grand Central Station; chief architect for the New York City Transit’s Second Avenue subway project; facilities design manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s new World Trade Center PATH Terminal; and design advisor for two stations on the Taiwan high-speed rail line.
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).
1. Predesign with Paul Diez; Howard Gregson.
2. Urban Planning and Station Area Development with Diana Mendez; Sheldon Fialkoff.
3. Station Types and Configurations.
4. Design Concerns and Process.
5. Life Safety, Codes, and ADA.
6. Engineering Considerations with James Francomacaro; Wally DelaBarre; Bruce Dandie.
7. Special Equipment with Matthew Pollack.
8. Materials and Finishes.
9. Acoustics and Vibration (Richard A. Carman, Wilson, Ihrig and Associates, Inc.).
10. Lighting (Domingo Gonzales, Domingo Gonzales and Associates, Inc.).
11. Wayfinding (Joseph Erhart, Apple Designs, Inc.).
12. Safety and Security.
13. Transit Stations at Airports: A Case Study (Robert Davidson, Chief Architect Port Authority of New York and New Jersey).
14. Cruise Terminals (Richard Heidrich).
15. Modernization and Retrofit Issues.
16. Station Operation and Maintenance.
Appendix: Case Studies.
Bibliography and References.
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