Building structures: understanding the basics

Author: Millais, Malcolm

Date published

14 July 2017

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Building structures: understanding the basics

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Building structures: understanding the basics
Date published

14 July 2017

Author

Millais, Malcolm

Price

Free to Members

Author

Millais, Malcolm

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.

Additional information

Format:
eBook
ISBN:
9781317312161
Pages:
579
Publisher:
Routledge

Tags

Structures Structural Design E-book Library

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