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Structural Design: A Practical Guide for Architects

Structural Design: A Practical Guide for Architects
Author: James R. Underwood - Michele Chiuini
ISBN 13: 9780471789048
ISBN 10: 471789046
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2007-06-22
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 816
List Price: $130.00

Written for the practicing architect, Structural Design addresses the process on both a conceptual and a mathematical level. Most importantly, it helps architects work with structural consultants and understand all the necessary considerations when designing structural systems. Using a minimum of simple math, this book shows you how to make correct design calculations for structures made from steel, wood, concrete, and masonry. Whats more, this edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest design methods and codes, including LRFD for steel design. The book was also re-designed for easy navigation. Essential principles, as well as structural solutions, are visually reinforced with hundreds of drawings, photographs, and other illustrations—making this book truly architect-friendly.


Details the key aspects of basic building design and technology. The structural properties and material conditions of building with steel, wood, concrete, and masonry are covered. In addition to an introductory chapter on kinds of loads, each of the four sections on the various types of materials includes discussions on subjects such as axially loaded and bending members, and combined and special systems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.