This text provides just enough technical information is presented so the reader will not be intimidated by detailed engineering
Structure for Architects explains the fundamental structural concepts required for architects and architectural technologists using a highly illustrated approach and real-world examples. With an intuitive, easy-to-read and graphically-friendly format, Structure for Architects is meant for the visual thinker and those that think conceptually. The intuitive approach demystifies structural principles by showing them in the context of everyday situations. Eschewing complicated mathematics, just enough technical information is presented so the reader will not be intimidated by detailed engineering. 272 pp.
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1. Architects, Engineering and Design.
- Chapter 2. Stability vs. Stength.
- Chapter 3. Loads.
- Chapter 4. States of Stress.
- Chapter 5. Forces, Movement, Levers and Moment.
- Chapter 6. Stability and Equilibrium.
- Chapter 7. Concurrent Forces and Force Resolution.
- Chapter 8. Supports, Reactions and Restraint of Movement.
- Chapter 9. Load Distribution.
- Chapter 10. Introduction to Beams.
- Chapter 11. Framing Systems and Load Tributary Areas.
- Chapter 12. Shear and Moment Diagrams for Beams.
- Chapter 13. Stress, Strain and Properties of Materials.
- Chapter 14. Introduction to Columns.
- Chapter 15. Frames, Rigidity and Lateral Resistance Systems.
- Chapter 16. Introduction to Trusses.
- Chapter 17. Structural Walls.
- Chapter 18. Soils and Rock.
- Chapter 19. Foundations.