Design, select and size any building component faster! You can design any functional component... for any architectural project... anywhere in the world! Robert Brown Butler's Standard Handbook of Architectural Engineering, and its accompanying disk, place at your fingertips 450 surefire design scenarios for all parts of a building. With each scenario, you'll receive a description of its component... explore a design example... get the right algebraic formula... and arrive at the computed solution--quickly & easily! Packed with over 100 tables, 400 ink drawings, and computerized graphics, the book lets you: solve engineering problems relating to the design of spaces in commercial and residential architecture; design structural components such as beams, girders, columns, footings, bracing, and connectors; achieve effective climate control by properly sizing components affected by sun, wind, water, temperature, and earthquakes; develop state-of-the-art plumbing and electrical solutions; select and size light sources and systems for indoor/outdoor spaces; control sound levels in buildings with today's technology.