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