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ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Building Systems (2015)


ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Building Systems (2015)

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.

  • Architectural design
  • Façade systems
  • Climate data
  • Indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort
  • HVAC systems
  • Electrical system interfaces
  • Intelligent buildings and controls
  • Water distribution
  • Plumbing systems
  • Energy modeling and authentication
  • Vertical transportation
  • Life safety
  • Needs of residential occupancies
Supplementary features include:
  • Appendices
    • Examples of stack effect and wind pressure for four representative climates
    • HVAC design criteria and a systems description for a multi-tenant office building
    • Energy analysis examples
    • Index and full bibliography
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.


Author: Peter Simmonds
Publisher: ASHRAE, with CTBUH, 2015
ISBN13: 978-1-936504-97-8
Soft cover, 228 pages, 8.5"W x 11"H

Individual Member discount: 10%

Organizational Member discount: 20%


Price: $115.00 


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