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Allen, Edward 1938-

Works: 34 works in 324 publications in 8 languages and 11,906 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Designs and plans  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TH145, 721
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Most widely held works about Edward Allen
Most widely held works by Edward Allen
Fundamentals of building construction : materials and methods by Edward Allen( Book )

75 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reference guide to the materials and methods of building construction, based on the International Building Code, covering foundations, wood, different types of frame construction, masonry, concrete, roofing, cladding systems, and other topics, and including references to Web sites, illustrations, and essays
How buildings work : the natural order of architecture by Edward Allen( Book )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do buildings do, and how do they fuction? Edward Allen's new book provides a full and elegantly articulated answer to these fundamental questions about architecture. "A house of snow in the Arctic obeys the same physical laws as one of bamboo in the tropics," writes Allen, "and a steel-framed skyscraper is not so far removed from a tree house as we would sometimes believe." But the principles involved in the functioning of buildings has never been clearly laid out in one place. Edward Allen's book is the first comprehensive, nonmathmematical physiology of architecture, and will enable lay people as well as professionals to understand how buildings work. Every chapter of How Buildings Work concisely describes one aspect of building function. Here, for the first time in a single volume, are chapters on thermal considerations in architecture, keeping water out of buildings, reducing danger from fire, fitting buildings to people, the structural behavior of buildings, and much more. Each is a complete introduction to its topic, and each is unique for the clarity and simplicity with which it describes an often complex phenomenon. Over 300 original illustrations accompany the text to explain key points. A book of design and construction principles, How Buildings Work will take a natural place among the basic books on architecture and building construction. A comprehensive index and glossary of terms make it a convenient reference manual as well
The architect's studio companion : technical guidelines for preliminary design by Edward Allen( Book )

45 editions published between 125 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Architect's Studio Companion is the laborsaving design resource that architects and builders have relied on for years. Now in its fourth edition, this industry standard continues its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, mechanical, and egress systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable the designer to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes and get on with the design."--Jacket
Architectural detailing : function constructibility aesthetics by Edward Allen( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and French and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the reader on an educational journey across three major areas of landscape architectural detailing - aesthetics, function, and constructibility - to demonstrate how powerful design patterns can transform thematic ideas into awe-inspiring built realities. Richly illustrated examples accompany concise discussions of a varied blend of landscape design/detailing issues such as water movement, soil environments, articulating structures and construction assemblies, life cycle costing, sustainability, health and safety, and more
Stone shelters by Edward Allen( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of residential construction by Edward Allen( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Second Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing, and roofing." "Abundantly illustrated with more than 1,200 drawings and photographs, the Second Edition provides authoritative coverage on wood light-frame construction, industrialized systems of construction, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel frame, panelized construction, and new information on engineered materials, windows and doors."--Jacket
Shaping structures : statics by Wacław Zalewski( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains illustrated and annotated demonstrations of the eight major techniques featured in the book
Form and forces : designing efficient, expressive structures by Edward Allen( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Form and Forces, bestselling authors Edward Allen and Waclaw Zalewski offer a fresh, new approach to the study of structures for students and practitioners of architecture and structural engineering. Emphasizing graphics rather than mathematics and rote learning, Form and Forces teaches statics and strength of materials in the context of a set of projects that involve students in the entire process of designing elegant, long-span structures, from concept generation to detailing and planning for construction. Readers engage in such projects as a hanging roof for a transportation terminal, a concrete shell roof for a basketball arena, a wood truss roof for a summer camp activities building, cantilevered concrete shells to cover a stadium grandstand, and other fascinating, real-world designs. As they pursue these projects, students learn each fundamental structural design technique as it is needed, in the context in which it is useful, making it easy to remember and employ the principles discussed, including: Statics; Bending and buckling behavior; Finding form and forces for long-span structures; Beam and column formulas; The choice and layout of framing systems. Supplemented by a companion Web site with step-by-step graphic statics tutorials, interactive learning tools, and a special-purpose graphic statics solver program, Form and Forces allows every architect and engineer to employ the almost magical power of graphical techniques for generating good form. Form and Forces equips the reader with simple, powerful tools employed by the great structural designers of the past 150 years--from Eiffel, Gaudí, and Maillart, to Schlaich and Calatrava--so that even beginners can design entire structures that are elegant and exciting
Teach yourself to build by Edward Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anpassungsfähig bauen : e. Veröffentlichung d. IL, Inst. für Leichte Flächentragwerke, Univ. Stuttgart : 10 Jahr IL, 1964-1974 = Adaptable architecture by Universität Stuttgart( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La casa "otra" : la autoconstrucción según el M.I.T by Shirt-Sleeve Session in Responsive Housebuilding Technologies( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning exercises in energy-conscious design : a resource book in building climatology by Edward Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come funzionano gli edifici by Edward Allen( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I fondamenti del costruire : i materiali, le tecniche, i metodi by Edward Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ground facilities for a VTOL intercity air transportation system by Edward Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: This study covers the design of ground facilities, or metroports, for a future form of short haul intercity air transportation, the VTOL Airbus system as described by previous M.I.T. Flight Transportation Laboratory reports. This system will use VTOL aircraft, such as compound helicopters or tilt wings, which will operate from metroports sited throughout a metropolitan region, and will provide frequent service between the regions which make up an urban corridor, or megalopolis. The metroports are conceived as relatively compact installations placed in city center areas and at major roadway junctions throughout the surrounding suburban region. By providing shorter access and egress times for short haul passengers, and by avoiding airport taxi times and delays due to congestion, the Airbus service will offer substantially improved megalopolitan travel times at total costs comparable to those of the present air system. The service will be all weather, night and day, using its own airspace at the metroports, and a segregated airspace when the metroport is co-located with an airport. The trip lengths will vary between 30-300 miles, which would include travel generated by business commuters in the corridor region, and the travel arising from collecting and distributing the long haul air passenger to and from the major airports in the corridor. Previous systems engineering studies discovered that the ground facilities for such a VTOL system are easily the most important component. The usual predominance of the design and operation of the air vehicle did not hold for this new system, since the ground operations costs were projected to be much higher, and at least twice as much investment was expected to be required for new ground facilities as for new vehicles. Additionally, the time savings offered by the system were far more sensitive to the number and distribution of metroports than to vehicle speed
The Wadsworth-Longfellow House by Edward Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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How buildings work : the natural order of architecture
Alternative Names
Allen, Edward Blair 1938-

앨런, 에드워드 1938-

アレン, エドワード

How buildings work : the natural order of architectureThe architect's studio companion : technical guidelines for preliminary designArchitectural detailing : function constructibility aestheticsStone sheltersFundamentals of residential constructionShaping structures : staticsForm and forces : designing efficient, expressive structures