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Wiley Announces Architectural Graphic Standards, 12th Edition


All new and UPDATED in print & ONLINE

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 9:00 am EDT

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"The 12th edition supports the ways we access and process knowledge—visually"

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wiley announces the publication of the latest edition of Architectural Graphic Standards, the unsurpassed reference for building design and construction professionals. It provides visual representation of materials, products, systems, and assemblies. Meticulous attention to detail in both information and illustration has made this book the “Architect’s Bible” since 1932. This new edition provides an even greater emphasis on the visual by featuring a graphics-heavy format with shorter, more accessible texts, and even more illustrated guidance. New expert contributions expand on the fundamentals of design and construction documentation.

This new twelfth edition features:

  • Up-to-date codes and standards, with over 300 new drawings, tables, and diagrams
  • New coverage of building resiliency, emphasizing the building envelope
  • Material properties and performance analyses, with expanded materials selection
  • Environmental factors including climate, thermal comfort, daylighting, and acoustics
  • Sustainability and Universal Design principles integrated throughout the text

A New Online Resource

Launching in April 2016 is the new Architectural Graphic Standards Online which now makes Architectural Graphic Standards content available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Through monthly and annual subscriptions, users will be able to browse, search and use Graphic Standards content from desktops, tablets or mobile devices and access thousands of CAD files for use in their projects.

For more information and sample content, visit the prelaunch site:

“We are very excited about this new edition of Architectural Graphic Standards,” said Amanda L. Miller, Vice-President and Publisher, Wiley. “In response to customer feedback, the 12th edition provides a greater graphics to text ratio, a return to the highly visual approach of previous editions. And with the launch of Architectural Graphic Standards Online we are now making expert knowledge readily available and discoverable throughout the architect’s workflow.”

Endorsed by the American Institute of Architects, Architectural Graphic Standards 12th Edition has an enduring and unsurpassed reputation for high-quality illustration, text, and graphic design. For crucial information in a user-friendly format, Architectural Graphic Standards is the go-to reference on building design and construction.

“The 12th edition supports the ways we access and process knowledge—visually,” said Robert Ivy, FAIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer, the American Institute of Architects. “In doing so, the latest edition of AGS gives new life to what the Editor-in-Chief Dennis Hall identifies as the intent of the first authors to produce a graphic-centric resource.”

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is America's largest and oldest professional society for architects. It has over 83,000 members. Its headquarters in Washington DC is governed by a Board of Directors that is nationally elected by its 300 state and local chapters. Founded in 1857, the AIA offers continuing education, conferences, and professional information to its membership and their clients.

Dennis J. Hall, FAIA, FCSI (Charlotte, NC) FAIA, FCSI, is founder and managing principal of Hall Architects, Inc. and CEO of HALL | Building Information Group, LLC in Charlotte, NC. Hall is a forensic architect, author, and speaker. He has received numerous awards and has served on numerous boards, committees, and panels for various professional organizations including the Associated General Contractors, the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and the American Arbitration Association. He is a former national President of both the Construction Specifications Institute and Specification Consultants in Independent Practice and former Chancellor of the CSI College of Fellows.

What the industry says about Architectural Graphic Standards:

“I have used AGS so much over the years that it is now literally held together by duct tape. The launch of the online edition ensures that it will continue to be an essential reference for architects in the digital age. While technology has transformed our profession in thrilling ways, we do not (yet) live in a virtual world: buildings are still made of wood and steel and mortar.”

-Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, RIBA
Founding Partner of Ehrlich Architects

“Since I started my practice, I’ve depended upon Architectural Graphic Standards for its beautifully detailed dimensional diagrams at all scales: from describing the human body in space to defining the turning radii of vehicles. This information helps me to design bespoke buildings and interiors that function perfectly and are easy to use.”

-Robert Siegel, AIA, NCARB
Design Director at Gensler

“As far as touchstones of architecture practice go, Architectural Graphic Standards is our lexicon. Not only do we need and use the latest edition in our libraries, but we also see the book as a milestone of achievement; as a way to measure the passage of time whereby nothing is lost.”

-Claire Weisz FAIA
Principal-in-Charge of WXY Studio

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

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