Introduction to Structures

Author: Paul W. McMullin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317570944
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Introduction to Structures - the lead book in the Architect’s Guidebook to Structures series - presents structures in simple, accessible fashion through beautiful illustrations, worked examples, and from the perspective of practicing professionals with a combined experience of over 75 years. It introduces the student to, and reminds the practitioner of, fundamental structural design principles. Beginning by introducing structural forms in nature and history, the process of design, and selecting structural systems and materials, the book then moves onto statics, mechanics of materials, and structural analysis. The final chapter provides guidance on preliminary structural design, complete with decision criteria and design tables. Edited by experienced professional structural engineers, with vital contributions from practicing architects, Introduction to Structures is fully illustrated, contains clear step by step examples and preliminary design guidance. Designed as a key textbook for introductory structures courses, it is also an indispensable reference for practicing architects.

Introduction to Structures

Author: W R Spillers
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 178242055X
Format: PDF
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This book focuses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers. It explains many more tools now available in the contemporary engineering environment. The book discusses the more commonly used topics of structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis. Problems with solutions are provided. Focusses on the changes made in building science and practice by the advent of computers Discusses structural failure, cable-nets and fabric structures, and topics of non-linear analysis Chapters discuss statically determinate and indeterminate structures, deflections of structures and provides solutions to problems

Timber Design

Author: Paul W. McMullin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317559347
Format: PDF, Docs
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Timber Design covers timber fundamentals for students and professional architects and engineers, such as tension elements, flexural elements, shear and torsion, compression elements, connections, and lateral design. As part of the Architect’s Guidebooks to Structures series, it provides a comprehensive overview using both imperial and metric units of measurement. Timber Design begins with an intriguing case study and uses a range of examples and visual aids, including more than 200 figures, to illustrate key concepts. As a compact summary of fundamental ideas, it is ideal for anyone needing a quick guide to timber design.

Steel Design

Author: Paul W. McMullin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131756815X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Steel Design covers steel design fundamentals for architects and engineers, such as tension elements, flexural elements, shear and torsion, compression elements, connections, and lateral design. As part of the Architect’s Guidebooks to Structures series it provides a comprehensive overview using both imperial and metric units of measurement. Each chapter includes design steps, rules of thumb, and design examples. This book is meant for both professionals and for students taking structures courses or comprehensive studies. As a compact summary of key ideas, it is ideal for anyone needing a quick guide to steel design. More than 150 black and white images are included.

Carbon Neutral Architectural Design Second Edition

Author: Pablo M. La Roche
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351645951
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field, this book describes how to reduce building-related greenhouse gas emissions through appropriate design techniques. It presents strategies to achieve CO2 reductions, with an emphasis on control of energy flows through the building envelope and passive heating and cooling strategies. This new, revised edition is updated throughout, and includes a new chapter on building simulations.

Structural Design

Author: James R. Underwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118174534
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written for the practicing architect, Structural Design addresses the process on both a conceptual and a mathematical level. Most importantly, it helps architects work with structural consultants and understand all the necessary considerations when designing structural systems. Using a minimum of simple math, this book shows you how to make correct design calculations for structures made from steel, wood, concrete, and masonry. What?s more, this edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest design methods and codes, including LRFD for steel design. The book was also re-designed for easy navigation. Essential principles, as well as structural solutions, are visually reinforced with hundreds of drawings, photographs, and other illustrations--making this book truly architect-friendly.

Special Structural Topics

Author: Paul W. McMullin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317558820
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Special Structural Topics covers specialty structural situations for students and professional architects and engineers, such as soil mechanics, structural retrofit, structural integrity, cladding design, blast considerations, vibration, and structural sustainability. As part of the Architect’s Guidebooks to Structures series, it provides a comprehensive overview using both imperial and metric units of measurement with more than 150 images. As a compact summary of key ideas, it is ideal for anyone needing a quick guide to specialty structural considerations.

An Architectural Guidebook to Portland

Author: Bart King
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 9780879059910
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Portland, Oregon, is a city widely known for its civic planning, preservation and inviting atmosphere. Within the five-mile downtown district can be found skyscrapers, cast-iron front buildings, a riverfront park, old brick warehouses, breweries and more. Photos.

Structures for Architects

Author: Bryan J.B. Gauld
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317892135
Format: PDF
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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.

Concrete Design

Author: Sarah Gaventa
Publisher:
ISBN: 1845331834
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While most people think of concrete as a material for sidewalks, roads, and industrial uses, it can work wonderfully in the home, too—adding strength, texture, and utility. Take an unprecedented look at the myriad design possibilities of concrete in the domestic space, and see how beautiful it can be. Featuring magnificent examples of work by such star designers as Santiago Calatrava, Herzog & de Meuron, Maya Lin, Rem Koolhaas, Ron Arad, Tadao Ando, and Luis Barragán, this stunning guide covers staircases, floors, walls, kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, and furniture. Highlights include a grotto-like bedroom in the Segal House, created by architect John Lautner; the Möbius House in the Netherlands, based on a Möbius strip; a sculptural loft apartment in the UK; and colored concrete towers that make a powerful visual statement in Mexico.