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Tall Building and Vertical Urbanism

A K Jain (Author)

Contents: 1. Evolution of tall buildings. 2. Vertical urbanism. 3. Zoning regulations for tall buildings. 4. Engineering of tall structures. 5. Construction technology and machinery. 6. The floor plate. 7. Environment and health safety. 8. Vertical transportation. 9. Mechanical and electrical services and intelligent systems. 10. Façade, glazing and curtain walls. 11. Ecology and micro-climate. 12. Fire protection and safety.The book Tall Buildings and Vertical Urbanism looks at the evolution of tall buildings and their relationship with the urban growth, land, location, economy, climate and ecology. Various iconic and landmark examples explain the context and processes. A tall building is not just upscaling of a low-rise building, but requires altogether a different approach in its design, structure, construction, façade, services and climatic systems and safety from fire and other risks. These aspects have been explained in different chapters of the book. The book aims to trigger a debate for radical changes in architecture and urbanism. As such, the book targets on young architects, planners, engineers, developers and students.

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About the author

A K Jain

A.K. Jain, an architect-town planner, is on the Advisory Board of the UN Habitat and is a fellow of the Eastern Asia Region Organisation for Planning and Housing (EAROPH), International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISoCaRP), Indian Institute of Architects, Institutes of Town Planners, and the Indian Buildings Congress. Also, he is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environmental Studies (UK). As Commissioner he worked on the Master Plan for Delhi-2021, National Urban Housing Policy (2007) and National Transport Policy (2006) and several other planning, housing and infrastructure projects. Mr. Jain is a visiting faculty at Delhi School of Planning and Architecture.

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Title Tall Building and Vertical Urbanism
Author A K Jain
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.02.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789388854191
length 220p.