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Building Structures by James Ambrose
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Illustrates concepts, relationships and basic processes of architectural design. Emphasizes concerns of professional designers who must cope with practical problems of how to make plans for sensible buildings and determine construction details for a specific type of edifice. This edition updates all standard reference codes, industry regulations, design procedures and current products. Features demonstration examples of the development of structural systems for two buildings from preliminary planning to construction detailing.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:; BASIC CONCEPTS; Architectural Considerations; Structural Functions; INVESTIGATION OF STRUCTURES; Static Forces; Stresses and Strains; Tension Elements; Trusses; WOOD STRUCTURES; Wood Beams, Joists, and Decks; Fasteners and Connections; STEEL STRUCTURES; General Concerns for Steel; Steel Columns; Special Steel Structures; CONCRETE STRUCTURES; Flexure; Shear; Bond and Development; MASONRY; Masonry with Concrete Units; Brick Masonry; BUILDING FOUNDATIONS; Soil Properties and Foundation Behavior; Deep Foundations; LATERAL FORCE EFFECTS; Wind Effects on Buildings; Elements of Lateral Resistive Systems; DESIGN EXAMPLES; Building One: Wood Structure; Building One, Scheme 4: Concrete and Steel Structure; Building Two, Scheme 6: Masonry Wall Structure; Appendices; Bibliography; Glossary; Exercise Problems; Answers to Exercise Problems; Index.
Release date NZ
March 30th, 1993
Country of Publication
United States
2nd Revised edition
illustrations, glossary
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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