Elementary Structures for Architects and Builders

Author: R. E. Shaeffer
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Format: PDF
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"A market leader, Elementary Structures for Architects and Builders, Fifth Edition provides an introduction to building structures and materials, covering essential topics in statics and mechanics of materials, and an introduction to structural analysis and design. Topics include structural properties of area, stress and strain, properties of structural materials, shear and moment, flexural and shearing stresses, deflection and indeterminate beams, beam design and framing, elastic buckling of columns and trusses. Ideal for today's visually oriented student, it offers over 600 illustrations and full-page architectural sketches to clarify text concepts. A comprehensive set of appendices and numerous examples makes it an excellent resource for students and professionals preparing for the architectural registration examination."--Pub. desc.

Why Buildings Stand Up

Author: Mario Salvadori
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393306767
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Traces the development of architectural structure, ranging from the nomad's simple tent to the Sears Tower

The Landscape Urbanism Reader

Author: Charles Waldheim
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1568989490
Format: PDF, Docs
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In The Landscape Urbanism Reader Charles Waldheim—who is at the forefront of this new movement—has assembled the definitive collection of essays by many of the field's top practitioners. Fourteen essays written by leading figures across a range of disciplines and from around the world—including James Corner, Linda Pollak, Alan Berger, Pierre Bolanger, Julia Czerniak, and more—capture the origins, the contemporary milieu, and the aspirations of this relatively new field. The Landscape Urbanism Reader is an inspiring signal to the future of city making as well as an indispensable reference for students, teachers, architects, and urban planners.

Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture

Author: Marcus Kim
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119240034
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The ultimate guide to Revit Architecture just got even better Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture is the bestselling guide for Revit Architecture users of all levels, with focused discussions, detailed exercises, and compelling real-world examples. This new edition has been completely revamped based on reader and Revit Architecture instructor feedback to be more useful, more complete, and more approachable than ever. Organized by real-world workflow, practical tutorials guide you through each phase of a project to help you understand BIM concepts and quickly start accomplishing vital Revit Architecture tasks. From templates, work-sharing, and project management, to modeling, documentation, annotation, and complex structures, this book provides full coverage of essential Revit Architecture tools and processes. The companion website features before-and-after tutorials, additional advanced content, and an hour of video instruction to help you quickly master crucial techniques. Learn up-to-date Revit Architecture workflows and processes Master modeling, massing, and other visualization techniques Work with complex structural elements and advanced detailing Prepare for Autodesk certification exams Building information modeling pairs the visual design representation with a parametric database that stores all geometry, spatial relationships, materials, and other data generated by the design process. Design changes instantly update all documentation, and it's this efficiency that makes BIM the new permanent paradigm. Whether you're studying for a certification exam or navigating the switch from CAD, Mastering Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture is your number-one guide to getting up and running quickly.

Fundamentals of Structural Engineering

Author: Jerome J. Connor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319243314
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This updated textbook provides a balanced, seamless treatment of both classic, analytic methods and contemporary, computer-based techniques for conceptualizing and designing a structure. New to the second edition are treatments of geometrically nonlinear analysis and limit analysis based on nonlinear inelastic analysis. Illustrative examples of nonlinear behavior generated with advanced software are included. The book fosters an intuitive understanding of structural behavior based on problem solving experience for students of civil engineering and architecture who have been exposed to the basic concepts of engineering mechanics and mechanics of materials. Distinct from other undergraduate textbooks, the authors of Fundamentals of Structural Engineering, 2/e embrace the notion that engineers reason about behavior using simple models and intuition they acquire through problem solving. The perspective adopted in this text therefore develops this type of intuition by presenting extensive, realistic problems and case studies together with computer simulation, allowing for rapid exploration of how a structure responds to changes in geometry and physical parameters. The integrated approach employed in Fundamentals of Structural Engineering, 2/e make it an ideal instructional resource for students and a comprehensive, authoritative reference for practitioners of civil and structural engineering.

Ecological Urbanism

Author: Mohsen Mostafavi
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN: 9783037784679
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A standard work which is still as up-to-date as the first edition five years ago.

The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings

Author: Osamu A. Wakita
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118880854
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The detailed, highly illustrated, comprehensive guide to architectural working drawings The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings is a complete guide to the skills you need to create a set of drawings that clearly and effectively communicate your design. Covering everything from site, floor, framing, and foundation plans to building sections and elevations, this book presents crucial concepts and real-world techniques architects rely on every day. You'll learn the standards, customs, regulations, and symbols, alongside computer-generated drawings, 3D modeling, Building Information Modeling, and other architectural technology. This new fifth edition includes updated information on sustainability concepts, layering systems in line with AIA standards, deeper explorations of dimensioning, more sample ADA drawings, and a new selection of case studies that offer a real-world glimpse into how these topics relate to the architect's everyday work. Hundreds of drawings demonstrate important skills and concepts, and online ancillary materials offer a robust set of resources to students and instructors. Architectural drawings must be precise, accurate, and complete; they must follow certain standards that make them universally understood in the proper context. This book teaches you how to produce professional-level drawings that leave no room for questions or confusion. Create architectural drawings that effectively communicate your design Learn techniques used in both residential and light commercial projects Investigate BIM, 3D modeling, and other architectural technologies Understand dimensioning, sustainability, ADA standards, and more Architects use drawings as a second language, to effectively communicate ideas to clients, contractors, builders, and other design professionals throughout all stages of the project. The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings teaches you how to become fluent in the visual language of architecture, to communicate more effectively with all project stakeholders.

Construction Planning and Scheduling

Author: Jimmie Hinze
Publisher: Pearson Educacion
ISBN: 9780132699631
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Construction Planning and Scheduling, Fourth Edition offers broad coverage of all major scheduling subjects. This comprehensive resource is designed for construction management, planning and scheduling. It follows a logical progression, introducing precedence diagramming early and following with chapters on activity durations, resource allocations, network schedules, and more. It reflects current trends in scheduling (short-interval scheduling, computer scheduling, linear scheduling etc.) and includes chapters on arrow diagramming and PERT. With an eye on application, it includes a unique discussion of contract provisions related to scheduling and incorporates a sample project throughout.

Elementary Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings

Author: Dominick R. Pilla
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315314509
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This overview of the analysis and design of buildings runs from basic principles and elementary structural analysis to the selection of structural systems and materials, and on to foundations and retaining structures. It presents a variety of approaches and methodologies while featuring realistic design examples. As a comprehensive guide and desk reference for practicing structural and civil engineers, and for engineering students, it draws on the author’s teaching experience at The City College of New York and his work as a design engineer and architect. It is especially useful for those taking the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying SE exam.