ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joseph Iano is an author, illustrator, and practicing architect who has taught design and technology in schools of architecture throughout the United States. He has collaborated on numerous publications over a span of more than 30 years. Currently, he runs a Seattle firm that provides technical, quality management, and communications consulting to the design and construction industry.
Edward Allen, FAIA (1938-2020) taught more than 35 years as a faculty member of Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other North American schools of Architecture and Design. Over the course of a professional career spanning five decades, he influenced a generation of architectural educators, designed more than 50 constructed buildings, and was the best-selling coauthor of Fundamentals of Building Construction, Form and Forces, Architectural Detailing, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, and many other architectural works in print.