ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Building Systems
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Tall buildings present unique and formidable challenges to architects and engineers because of their size, location in densely populated urban areas, and the multiple, complex purposes they often encompass. ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Building Systems is a unique reference created to to help meet these challenges.
The newest ASHRAE Design Guide has been completely updated since the 2004 version with a broadened scope and updated content, reflecting current standards and industry practices. The revamped guide is an essential resource for owners, architects, as well as mechanical, structural, and electrical engineers involved in designing MEP systems for these buildings. The guide now covers – not only tall buildings ( >300 ft / 91m) – but also now addresses supertall ( >984ft / 300m) and megatall ( >1968 ft / 600 m) buildings.
This guide emphasized the importance of the design team, and addresses their collective efforts and concerns as critical elements in crafting ideal building solutions. There is special focus on design issues for tall commercial buildings, which are often mixed-use, comprising retail, office space, and both residential and hotel floors.