Preface

to the First Edition

TIME-SAVER STANDARDS FOR BUILDING TYPES is a natural outgrowth of the present fourth edition of Time-Saver Standards, A Handbook of Architectural Design Data. Over the years, as Time-Saver Standards became more popular and comprehensive, it also became larger in size and more cumbersome to use. In addition to containing architectural design data, the fourth edition also had some design material dealing with specific types of buildings. When the book was ready for a fifth revision, it became apparent that changes had to be made in the content and format of the book. In order to be able to include new design data in a comprehensive manner, it was decided to remove the material dealing with building types from the fifth edition and use this material as a core for the new book: Time-Saver Standards for Building Types The original material has been revised, greatly expanded, and reorganized to cover all of the major building types. The result has been a completely new handbook for the architectural profession. It evolved from and follows the tradition of the first four editions of Time-Saver Standards Time Saver Standards for Budding Types and Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data, 5th edition, are closely related but, in fact, are separate and independent books.

Time-Saver Standards for Building Types is intended primarily to meet the needs of those who are involved in the conceiving, planning, programming, or design of buildings. It is intended to give basic design criteria for each major type of building. It will give those unfamiliar with a specific type of building a talking or working knowledge of its functions, organization, and major components.

This material is intended to act as a guide or reference point from which the specific design solutions can be established. Absolutely no attempt is made in this book to present the final design solution for any building type, nor does it try to establish or influence the final aesthetic expression of the building. It is hoped that the designer or architect, by having at his disposal the widest range of information concerning a building type, will be able to design more functional, more meaningful, and more exciting buildings.

The editors wish to take this opportunity to express their gratitude and sincere thanks to the many individuals, architects, libraries, and many varied organizations who have generously contributed their expertise to this new creation, Time- Sa ver Standards for Building Types.

JOSEPH De CHIARA JOHN HANCOCK CALLENDER

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