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Building Structures Illustrated: Patterns, Systems, and Design

Author/EditorChing, Francis D. K. (Author)
Onouye, Barry S. (Author)
Zuberbuhler, Douglas (Author)
ISBN: 9781118458358
Pub Date03/01/2014
BindingPaperback
Pages352
Edition2nd Ed
Dimensions (mm)274(h) * 213(w) * 20(d)
While typical structures textbooks show how to design "members" of a structure, there is little consideration given to structural design as part of the entire building design process. Taking a holistic approach, Building Structures Illustrated explains building structures as systems of interrelated parts for creating and supporting architecture.
€54.36
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A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide to structural design
Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building. Building Structures Illustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a building such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design. The book features a one-stop guide to structural design in practice, a thorough treatment of structural design as part of the entire building process, and an overview of the historical development of architectural materails and structure. Illustrated throughout with Ching's signature line drawings, this new Second Edition is an ideal guide to structures for designers, builders, and students.


Updated to include new information on building code compliance, additional learning resources, and a new glossary of terms
Offers thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems, code compliance, and much more
Beautifully illustrated by the renowned Francis D.K. Ching


Building Structures Illustrated, Second Edition is the ideal resource for students and professionals who want to make informed decisions on architectural design.

A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide to structural design
Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building. Building Structures Illustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a building such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design. The book features a one-stop guide to structural design in practice, a thorough treatment of structural design as part of the entire building process, and an overview of the historical development of architectural materails and structure. Illustrated throughout with Ching's signature line drawings, this new Second Edition is an ideal guide to structures for designers, builders, and students.


Updated to include new information on building code compliance, additional learning resources, and a new glossary of terms
Offers thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems, code compliance, and much more
Beautifully illustrated by the renowned Francis D.K. Ching


Building Structures Illustrated, Second Edition is the ideal resource for students and professionals who want to make informed decisions on architectural design.

Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into more than sixteen languages and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. Barry S. Onouye is a registered engineer and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Washington, where he taught courses on structural design in the College of Built Environments. He is also the author of Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction. Douglas Zuberbuhler is a registered architect and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Washington, where he taught architectural design and graphics. He also served as chairman of the Department of Architecture and Associate Dean of the College of Built Environments.

Preface vii 1 Building Structures 1 2 Structural Patterns 39 3 Horizontal Spans 89 4 Vertical Dimensions 147 5 Lateral Stability 197 6 Long-Span Structures 235 7 High-Rise Structures 277 8 Systems Integration 305 Bibliography 335 Index 337

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