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Building Structures : understanding the basics, Paperback / softback Book

Building Structures : understanding the basics Paperback / softback


This is a one-stop book for knowing everything important about building structures.

Self-contained and with no prerequisites needed, it is suitable for both general readers and building professionals. follow the history of structural understanding;grasp the concepts of structural behaviour via step-by-step explanations;apply these concepts to a simple building;see how these concepts apply to real buildings, from Durham Cathedral to the Bank of China;use these concepts to define the design process;see how these concepts inform design choices;understand how engineering and architecture have diverged, and what effect this had;learn to do simple but relevant numerical calculations for actual structures;understand when dynamics are important;follow the development of progressive collapse prevention;enter the world of modern structural theory;see how computers can be used for structural analysis;learn how to organise and design a successful project. With more than 500 pages and over 1100 user-friendly diagrams, this book is a must for anyone who would like to understand the fascinating world of structures.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 568 pages, 1229 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Halftones, black and white; 56 Tables, black and w
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Architectural structure & design
  • ISBN: 9781138119758

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