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    DescriptionThis book gives students of architecture an understanding of the fundamental theories and practice behind the creation of architectural structures, helping them to develop an intuitive understanding of structural engineering. As well as providing a valuable reference and sourcebook, it will enable them to conduct productive dialogues with structural engineers. The book is divided into four sections: 'Structures in nature' looks at structural principles found in natural objects, 'Theory' covers general structural theory as well as explaining the main forces encountered in engineering. 'Structural prototypes' includes examples of modelmaking and load testing that can be carried out by students. The fourth section, 'Case studies', presents a diverse range of examples from around the world actual buildings that apply the theories and testing described in the previous sections. The straightforward, informative text is illustrated with a wealth of images, including specially drawn diagrams, historical examples, models, CAD visualizations, construction details and photographs of completed buildings.

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    Structural Engineering for Architects
    A Handbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Will McLean, By (author) Pete Silver, By (author) Peter Evans
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,020 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780670553
    ISBN 10: 1780670559

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: TNC, AMC
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26860
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0T
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009020
    B&T Approval Code: A82400000
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000, ARC004000
    B&T Approval Code: A05010200
    DC22: 624.1
    BISAC V2.8: TEC063000
    DC23: 624.102472
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SCITAS
    Thema V1.0: AMC, TNC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    436 illustrations, 328 in colour
    Laurence King Publishing
    Imprint name
    Laurence King Publishing
    Publication date
    18 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Pete Silver and Will McLean teach at the School of Architecture at the University of Westminster and are co-authors of Fabrication (2006) and Introduction to Architectural Technology (2008). Peter Evans is Technical Director at the London office of consulting engineers MLM.
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1 Structures in nature Tree / Spider's web / Eggshell / Soap bubbles / Human body 2 Theory 2.1 General theory of structures - Introduction - External loads - Internal forces: Axial / Shear / Bending / Torsion / Static equilibrium / Simple analysis / Common beam formulae - Material properties: Stress / Strain / Steel properties / Concrete properties / Timber properties - Sectional properties: Bending / Axial compression / Deflection - Fitness for purpose: Vertical deflection / Lateral deflection / Vibration - Structures: Categories of structure / Stability / Towers 2.2 Structural systems - Introduction - Material assessments - Structural components: Beam systems / Concrete slab systems 3 Structural prototypes Form finding / Load testing / Visualizing forces 4 Case studies - Introduction - 1850 - 1949: Viollet-le-Duc's innovative engineering approaches / St. Pancras Railway Station Shed / Eiffel Tower / Forth Rail Bridge / All-Russia Exhibition 1896 / Tetrahedral Tower / Magazzini Generali Warehouse / Zarzuela Hippodrome - 1950 - 1999: Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) / Los Manantiales Restaurant / Concrete Shell Structures, England / Geodesic Domes / Palazzo del Lavoro / (Palace of Labour) / Concrete Shell Structures, Switzerland / Jefferson National Expansion / Monument ('Gateway Arch') / Maxi/Mini/Midi Systems / Tensegrity Structures / Munich Olympic Stadium Roof / Bini Domes - inflatable formwork / Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum / Structural Glass - 2000 - 2010: Ontario College of Art and Design expansion, featuring the Sharp Centre for Design / Atlas Building / 'Het Gebouw' (The Building) / Hemeroscopium House / Kanagawa Institute of Technology (KAIT) Workshop/Table / Meads Reach Footbridge / Pompidou-Metz / Burj Khalifa Further reading Index Picture credits and acknowledgements