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Building Engineering and Systems Design by Frederick S. Merritt

By Frederick S. Merritt

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Describe some of the disadvantages of the basic traditional building procedure. 3 9. What is accomplished by: (a) systems analysis? (b) systems design? 23 10. What is the purpose of value analysis? 11. Describe the three essential parts of systems design. 4 12. Who is best qualified to be the leader of the design team for implementation of systems design? Why? 13. What responsibilities and tasks may be assigned to the construction manager? General 14. What are the disadvantages of awarding a contract to lowest bidder for: (a) design of a building?

They should work together as a team. Thus, it is highly desirable that those responsible for design and construction of a building form a building team, to contribute their skills jointly. Working together, the various specialists provide a diversity of approach to synthesis, a multitude of paths to creative design. The diversity of skills available for analyses insures that all ramifications of a decision will be considered. With several experienced designers with broad backgrounds reviewing the design output, mistak'es and omissions become less likely.

Creation of plenum, fire separation. ). Exterior wall functions: insulation of building exterior, major exterior building appearance, facilitation of openings for windows and doors. Interior wall functions: interior space and circulation control, separation for fire, acoustics and security, ease of rearrangement if nonstructural. Circulation elements: doors, stairs, elevators, escalators and ramps. 6. 3 indicate that floors and roofs must be strong and stiff enough to span alone over spaces below or else beams must be provided to support them.

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