Structural design is an essential element of the buildingprocess, yet one of the most difficult to learn.Read more...
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.
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