Form and Forces: Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 28, 2009 - Architecture - 640 pages
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Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.
 

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Contents

Designing Unreinforced Masonry 215 Granular materials
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How Beams Resist Bending 455 Opportunities and constraints for slab openings
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Designing a Trussed Roof
93
Designing a Building on a Vertical Site
115
Designing with Multipanel Trusses
143
Designing a Concrete Shell Roof for a 14 Master Lesson Designing with the Flow of Forces 375
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Designing Efficient Trusses 275 15 Designing a Bay of Framing 411
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Designing Shell and Membrane Structures
331
Designing Columns Frames and LoadBearing Walls 517 Assuring overall stability of an unusual structure
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EDWARD ALLEN has taught for more than thirty years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, and the University of Oregon. He is the bestselling author of Fundamentals of Building Construction, Fifth Edition.

WACŁAW ZALEWSKI  is Professor Emeritus of Structural Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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