Introduction to Structures

Author: Paul W. McMullin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317570944
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Timber Design

Author: Paul W. McMullin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317559347
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Introduction to Structures

Author: W R Spillers
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 178242055X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Steel Design

Author: Paul W. McMullin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131756815X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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, ePub, Docs
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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.

An Architectural Guidebook to Portland

Author: Bart King
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 9780879059910
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Concrete Design

Author: Sarah Gaventa
Publisher:
ISBN: 1845331834
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

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.

Integrating Building Performance with Design

Author: Elizabeth J. Grant
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131739609X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Integrating Building Performance with Design shows you the importance of designing for building performance early in your architectural design process. The book offers you simple tools and exercises, along with examples of built professional work and successful student projects illustrated by more than 100 full color images to help you with your work. Topics include site, solar orientation, thermal comfort, building enclosure, daylighting, passive heating and cooling, active heating and cooling, indoor air quality, stormwater, and rainwater harvesting.

Constructing Architecture

Author: Andrea Deplazes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764371900
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.