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ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Building Systems

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ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Buildings

Guidance to Go Big

ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall, and Megatall Building Systems, Second Edition

Tall, supertall, and megatall buildings present unique challenges because of their size, urban location and complex occupancies.

Expanded since the first edition published in 2015, ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall and Megatall Building Systems, Second Edition has a broadened scope and updated content that reflects current standards and industry practices, including major sections on:

  • architectural design
  • indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort
  • vertical transportation
  • life safety
  • residential occupancy needs
  • intelligent buildings and controls

Each chapter refers to different parts of the building design phase, from initial concepts through specific calculations. It's ASHRAE's only reference that encompasses the entirety of tall building design.

The second edition contains all-new case studies of real-world buildings and supplemental files throughout, plus new information on stack effect, controls, Smart Grid, and high-rise residential.

It's an ideal companion text for owners, architects, engineers, and other specialized consultants involved in designing systems for these formidable projects.

ASHRAE proudly co-sponsored with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat to produce this publication.