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Building Type Basics for Senior Living, 2nd Edition

The newly updated 2nd Edition of Building Type Basics for Senior Living

Building Type Basics for Senior Living, 2nd Edition

Price: $90.00

Product Code: 9781118007457

ISBN: 9781118007457


Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Filled with plans that can be pulled to Revit - and expanded and adjusted by an architect. This book carefully outlines every aspect of senior living that must be considered when planning a facility.

One of the unexpected bonuses is an overview of the needs of the senior population that need to be taken into consideration in the building planning process. There are even black and white photographs illustrating types of visual loss. The implications of certain types of disabilities certainly needs to be considered before even committing to any design. The writing is conversational in nature.

The book is liberally illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams, charts, and numerous informative sidebars. For example one sidebar discusses the evolution of long-term care. This book’s audience is aimed toward those who will be building and designing senior facilities, but there is also value for those in the maintenance and social service fields, especially when working with antiquated, existing facilities.


  • 1. Senior Living Today
  • 2. Programming & Planning Guidelines
  • 3. The Future of Senior Living
  • 4. Project Process and Management
  • 5. Site Planning, Parking, and Landscape Design
  • 6. Building Codes
  • 7. Sustainability
  • 8. Structural Systems
  • 9. Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire-Protection, And Electrical Systems
  • 10. Communications and Low-Voltage Electrical Systems
  • 11. Special Technologies
  • 12. Products And Equipment
  • 13. Acoustics
  • 14. Lighting Design
  • 15. Interior Design
  • 16. Renovation, Restoration, and Adaptive Reuse
  • 17. International Challenges
  • 18. Operation and Maintenance
  • 19. Cost Management
  • 20. Finances and Feasibility
  • Appendix A: Unit Types and Sizes for Senior Living
  • Appendix B: Building Net-to-Gross Factors for Senior Living
  • Appendix C: Geriatric Clinic: Typical Program Components
  • Appendix D: Sample Large Outpatient Clinic Program
  • Appendix E: Sample Enhanced Retirement Community Clinic Program
  • Appendix F: Adult Day Care: Sample Program for 50 Participants
  • Appendix G: Long-Term Care Gross Area per Bed Guidelines
  • Appendix H: Typical Long-Term Care Program Components
  • Appendix I: Sample Program: Long-Term Care, 126 Bed, 4-Story (and Basement) Neighborhood/Household Model
  • Appendix J: Freestanding 75-Unit, 3-Story Assisted Living Facility with 20-Bed Memory-Support Neighborhood
  • Appendix K: Sample Program for 40-person Memory-Care Residence
  • Appendix L: Sample Program for Independent Living with Services Building—150 Units, 4 Stories, 2 Wings
  • Appendix M: CCRC Program
  • Appendix N: Enhanced CCRC Therapy Program
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography and References
  • Index

With the help of this book you’ll be able to better design senior housing.

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