Structure for Architects

Highlights of this book include: A rich collection of drawings, photographs, and diagrams, spread throughout the text, which demonstrate fundamental structural concepts using everyday examples An overview of structural design basics, as ...

Author: Ramsey Dabby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470902493

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 185

An introduction to the concepts and principles of architectural structures in an easy-to-read format Written as an easy-to-understand primer on the topic, Structure for Architects engages readers through instruction that uses a highly visual format and real-world examples to underline the key facets of structural principles that are essential to the design process. Eschewing complicated mathematics and technical jargon, Structure for Architects demystifies the subject matter by showing it in the context of everyday situations, giving architects and architectural technologists a clear understanding of how to incorporate structural principles into their designs. Highlights of this book include: A rich collection of drawings, photographs, and diagrams, spread throughout the text, which demonstrate fundamental structural concepts using everyday examples An overview of structural design basics, as well as a summary of structural forms A look at the design implications of steel, reinforced concrete, and wood By providing an overall view of structures that covers the essentials of what architects and architectural technologists need to know, Structure for Architects is a valuable tool for illustrating the importance of designing with structure in mind and for learning the basics that are necessary for collaborating confidently with project team members.

Structures for Architects

This third edition reflects advances in recent techniques and refers to current Building Regulations and Codes of Practice.

Author: Bryan J.B. Gauld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317892135

Category: Architecture

Page: 180

View: 907

Demand from building control officials for structural calculations - even for very simple projects - means that today's architects must have a thorough understanding of everyday structural concepts. Structures for Architects satisfies the need for a basic introduction to the structural problems encountered by the architect, surveyor and builder. This third edition reflects advances in recent techniques and refers to current Building Regulations and Codes of Practice. Students of architecture, building and surveying at degree, diploma or professional (RIBA, RICS, CIOB) examination level will find this book a valuable course text. Professionals in these fields who must perform structural calculations to satisfy building control authorities will also find it a useful handbook.

Structure for Architects

This book focuses on structural principles applied to the design of typical structural members—a beam, a girder, and a column—in a diagrammatic frame building.

Author: Ashwani Bedi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351348302

Category: Architecture

Page: 226

View: 316

Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design is a sequel to the authors’ first text, Structure for Architects: A Primer, emphasizing the conceptual understanding of structural design in simple language and terms. This book focuses on structural principles applied to the design of typical structural members—a beam, a girder, and a column—in a diagrammatic frame building. Through the application of a single Case Study across three key materials, the book illustrates the theory, principles, and process of structural design. The Case Study progresses step-by-step for each material, from determining tributary areas and loads through a member's selection and design. The book addresses the frequent disparity between the way architects and engineers perceive and process information, with engineers focusing on technical aspects and architects focusing on visual concepts. Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design presents readers with an understanding of fundamental engineering principles through a uniquely thematic Case Study. Focusing on the conceptual understanding of structural design, this book will be of interest to architecture students and professionals looking to understand the application of structural principles in relation to steel, wood, and concrete design.

Structure As Architecture

This is a highly illustrated sourcebook, providing a new insight into the role of structure, and discussing the point where the technical and the aesthetic meet to create the discipline of ‘architecture’.

Author: Andrew Charleson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136361391

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 539

Structure As Architecture provides readers with an accessible insight into the relationship between structure and architecture, focusing on the design principles that relate to both fields. Over one hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries across the globe including the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia are interspersed throughout the book. The author has visited and photographed each of these examples and analyzed them to show how structure plays a significant architectural role, as well as bearing loads. This is a highly illustrated sourcebook, providing a new insight into the role of structure, and discussing the point where the technical and the aesthetic meet to create the discipline of ‘architecture’.

Structural Design

The authors provide a holistic approach to structural design by covering all of the primary structural materials (steel, wood, reinforced concrete, and masonry) and combining architectural form, spatial organization, and load configurations ...

Author: James R. Underwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471140665

Category: Architecture

Page: 697

View: 846

A user-friendly reference on the design and technology of building structures. The authors provide a holistic approach to structural design by covering all of the primary structural materials (steel, wood, reinforced concrete, and masonry) and combining architectural form, spatial organization, and load configurations.

Masted Structures in Architecture

This is the first fully comprehensive survey and analysis of masted structures and covers examples that have evolved during the past three decades.

Author: James Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135141851

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 477

This is the first fully comprehensive survey and analysis of masted structures and covers examples that have evolved during the past three decades. Masted Structures are one of the most interesting developments in post-war architecture resulting from a combination of technology, structural engineering theory and a collaboration between architects and engineers. This is an essential guide for architects to the structural and constructional implications of masted forms in relation to space enclosure, patterns of loading and use of differing materials and techniques. This useful volume will enable architects and engineers to understand the origins, development and nature of masted structures and will provide a stimulating basis for future design.

Structural Design for Architecture

Intended principally for use by students of architecture, this book provides information required for making sensible choices on the structural aspects of architectural design.

Author: Angus Macdonald

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 267

View: 776

Intended principally for use by students of architecture, this book provides information required for making sensible choices on the structural aspects of architectural design.

Structure Mechanics for Architects

Author: Harbhajan Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788182472747

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

View: 691


Architectural Structures

This exceptional volume also features: * Diagrams, drawings, and photographs supporting complex concepts * Helpful case studies illustrating structural behavior and the design of structural systems * Information on cost estimation and other ...

Author: J. Wayne Place

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 627

View: 232

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "the academic version of Multiframe along with many templates."--CD-ROM label.

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

You need to know the physics, but you don't necessarily need to know all of the math. This book gives you exactly what you need without losing you in a tangle of equations, so you can quickly grasp and apply the material.

Author: James Ambrose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118975049

Category: Architecture

Page: 720

View: 216

The bestselling structural design reference, fully updated and revised Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders is the go-to reference on structural design, giving architects and designers a concise introduction to the structures commonly used for typical buildings. The clear, accessible presentation is designed to give you the essential engineering information you need without getting bogged down in excess math, making this book an ideal reference for busy design professionals. This new 12th edition has been completely revised to reflect the latest standards and practices. The instructor site includes a complete suite of teaching resources, including an instructor's manual. Structural design is an essential component of the architect's repertoire, and engineering principles are at the foundation of every sound structure. You need to know the physics, but you don't necessarily need to know all of the math. This book gives you exactly what you need without losing you in a tangle of equations, so you can quickly grasp and apply the material. Understand fundamental concepts like forces, loading, and reactions Learn how to design for wood, steel, or concrete construction Study structural design standards and develop sound structural systems Determine the best possible solutions to difficult design challenges The industry-leading reference for over 80 years, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders is the definitive guide to practical structural design.

Seismic Design for Architects

Seismic Design for Architects shows how structural requirements for seismic resistance can become an integral part of the design process.

Author: Andrew Charleson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113636692X

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 807

Seismic Design for Architects shows how structural requirements for seismic resistance can become an integral part of the design process. Structural integrity does not have to be at the expense of innovative, high standard design in seismically active zones. * By emphasizing design and discussing key concepts with accompanying visual material, architects are given the background knowledge and practical tools needed to deal with aspects of seismic design at all stages of the design process * Seismic codes from several continents are drawn upon to give a global context of seismic design * Extensively illustrated with diagrams and photographs * A non-mathematical approach focuses upon the principles and practice of seismic resistant design to enable readers to grasp the concepts and then readily apply them to their building designs Seismic Design for Architects is a comprehensive, practical reference work and text book for students of architecture, building science, architectural and civil engineering, and professional architects and structural engineers.

Architects of Structural Biology

This is a history of the personalities and single-minded devotion of four Nobel laureates who played a pivotal role in the creation of a new and prevalent branch of biology.

Author: John Meurig Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198854501

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 353

This is a history of the personalities and single-minded devotion of four Nobel laureates who played a pivotal role in the creation of a new and prevalent branch of biology. This led to major medical advances in one of the greatest centres of scientific research: the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, which they helped to establish.

Structures and Architecture

Although the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering have both experienced their own historical development, their interaction has resulted in many fascinating and delightful structures.

Author: Paulo J. Cruz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482224615

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 592

View: 146

Although the disciplines of architecture and structural engineering have both experienced their own historical development, their interaction has resulted in many fascinating and delightful structures. To take this interaction to a higher level, there is a need to stimulate the inventive and creative design of architectural structures and to persua

Exposed Structure in Building Design

This comprehensive book also contains chapters dedicated to long-span structures (such as roofed arenas and convention halls) and to the special design and maintenance requirements of parking garages.

Author: Charles H. Thornton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 326

View: 540

Exposed structure combines beauty, functionality, and economy in high-rise buildings, sports facilities, schools, atriums, garages, industrial plants, and rail and air terminals all over the world. This definitive sourcebook brings together for the first time in a single volume the processes, concepts, and materials needed for exposed structure. Filled with photographs and drawings of award-winning buildings, it explores the decision-making process as experienced by nineteen leading designers. Also, it highlights the characteristics of exposed structure when designing for durability and economy. The introduction identifies exposed structure in many well-known contemporary buildings, and recent innovations in structural systems and architectural forms as well as the historical development are explained. Readers will find unique conversations with top architects, as they explore their choice to expose structure or why they decline to expose structure. Included are memorable comments by Edward Larrabee Barnes ... John M.Y. Lee ... Alfredo De Vido ... James Ingo Freed ... Gyo Obata ... Cesar Pelli ... Kevin Roche ... Richard Rogers ... and Bernard Tschumi. In addition, prominent structural engineers discuss in lively detail how they have worked out the politics, the process, and the technical challenges of exposing structure. Showcased are the innovative ideas of Eli Cohen ... Vincent DeSimone ... Eugene J. Fasullo ... Hal Iyengar ... William LeMessurier ... Matthys Levy ... Walter P. Moore ... Peter Rice ... Leslie E. Robertson ... and Loring A. Wyllie. Exposed Structure in Building Design provides technical summaries and case studies of design problems (and solutions) of exposed concrete, steel, and wood structures. Aluminum and other materials are discussed, too. There is up-to-date coverage of the latest materials and structural systems, of details to handle temperature differentials, and of designs to resist corrosion, fracture, and fire. This comprehensive book also contains chapters dedicated to long-span structures (such as roofed arenas and convention halls) and to the special design and maintenance requirements of parking garages. With its wide-ranging treatment of all types of exposed structure, its informative conversations with architects and engineers, and its extensive design and construction guidance, Exposed Structure in Building Design is an essential sourcebook for architects, engineers, owners, developers, contractors, and others interested in building design.

Building Structures

New to this edition is a complete discussion of the LRFD method of design, supplemented by the ASD method, in addition to: The fundamentals of structural analysis and design for architects A glossary, exercise problems, and a companion ...

Author: James Ambrose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470542608

Category: Architecture

Page: 528

View: 526

The comprehensive reference on the basics of structural analysisand design, now updated with the latest considerations of buildingtechnology Structural design is an essential element of the buildingprocess, yet one of the most difficult to learn. While structuralengineers do the detailed consulting work for a building project,architects need to know enough structural theory and analysis todesign a building. Most texts on structures for architects focusnarrowly on the mathematical analysis of isolated structuralcomponents, yet Building Structures looks at the general conceptswith selected computations to understand the role of the structureas a building subsystem—without the complicatedmathematics. New to this edition is a complete discussion of the LRFD methodof design, supplemented by the ASD method, in addition to: The fundamentals of structural analysis and design forarchitects A glossary, exercise problems, and a companion website andinstructor's manual Material ideally suited for preparing for the ARE exam Profusely illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs,and including new case studies, Building Structures, Third Editionis perfect for nonengineers to understand and visualize structuraldesign.

Structures for Architects

a concrete structure that is cast in place . Further , the concrete itself can be left
exposed and textured to further enhance any particular appeal that the architect
has in mind . If badly manufactured , it can also expose defects and blemishes in
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Author: Bezaleel Solomon Benjamin

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

View: 988


Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures for Architects

The aim of this book is to present RCC designs of slabs, beams, columns footings and stairs etc in a simplified form so that a beginner who may be a student of diploma or degree in architecture can easily understand the procedure.

Author: Harbhajan Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788182471924

Category: Columns, Concrete

Page: 384

View: 375


The Great Structures in Architecture

Starting in antiquity and finishing in the Baroque, this book provides a complete analysis of significant works of architecture from a structural viewpoint.

Author: F. Escrig

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 184564039X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

View: 223

Starting in antiquity and finishing in the Baroque, this book provides a complete analysis of significant works of architecture from a structural viewpoint. A distinguished architect and academic, the author's highly illustrated exploration will allow readers to better understand the monuments, get closer to them and to explore whether they should be conserved or modified. Contents: Stones Resting on Empty Space; The Invention of the Dome; The Hanging Dome; The Ribbed Dome; A Planified Revenge - Under the Shadow of Brunelleschi; The Century of the Great Architects; The Omnipresent Sinan; Even Further; Scenographical Architecture of the 18th Century; The Virtual Architecture of the Renaissance and the Baroque.

Basic Structures for Engineers and Architects

Author: Philip Garrison

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405120533

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 609

This book provides students of civil engineering and architecture with a grounding in the fundamentals of structures, and a 'feel' for the way buildings behave structurally. The book aims to explain structural concepts clearly, using analogies and examples to illustrate the points, and it expresses mathematical aspects of the subject in a straightforward way. Fully worked solutions to examples available online for readers. Please see www.blackwellpublishing.com/garrison/

Timber Gridshells

This timely book charts the origin and evolution of the timber gridshell and its relation to timber lattice architecture.

Author: John Chilton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317682726

Category: Architecture

Page: 258

View: 812

Throughout history, people have constructed simple timber lattice shelters such as the tepee or yurt, covered with animal skins, leaves, grasses and woven fabrics. Over the last fifty years, more sophisticated ‘webs of wood’ have emerged, with timber gridshells in particular becoming a structurally expressive form of architecture. Recent developments in digital design, 3-D modelling software, timber fabrication technologies as well as trends towards low-carbon construction have further reinforced architects’ interest in the use of lightweight timber grids and lattice structures. This timely book charts the origin and evolution of the timber gridshell and its relation to timber lattice architecture. Drawing on a range of international case studies, the authors trace the effect advances in technology have had on design and construction in this field, providing a clear understanding of the structure, morphology, design process, and construction technology, and examining both the application and constraints of timber gridshells in architectural design. Timber Gridshells is a highly illustrated, up-to-date resource which provides detailed answers and inspires new ideas. As such, it is essential reading for students of architecture as well as professional architects.