Building Structures

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John Wiley & Sons, 1993 - Architecture - 701 pages
Construction Details From Architectural Graphic Standards Eighth Edition Edited by James Ambrose A concise reference tool for the professional involved in the production of details for building construction, this abridgement of the classic Architectural Graphic Standards provides indispensable guidance on standardizing detail work, without having to create the needed details from scratch. An ideal "how to" manual for the working draftsperson, this convenient, portable edition covers general planning and design data, sitework, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, doors and windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, special construction, energy design, historic preservation, and more. Construction Details also includes extensive references to additional information as well as AGS’s hallmark illustrations. 1991 (0 471-54899-5) 408 pp. Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials And Methods Second Edition Edward Allen "A thoughtful overview of the entire construction industry, from homes to skyscrapers…there’s plenty here for the aspiring tradesperson or anyone else who’s fascinated by the art of building." —Fine Homebuilding Beginning with the materials of the ancients—wood, stone, and brick—this important work is a guide to the structural systems that have made these and more contemporary building materials the irreplaceable basics of modern architecture. Detailing the structural systems most widely used today—heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry loadbearing wall, structural steel framing, and concrete framing systems—the book describes each system’s historical development, how the major material is obtained and processed, tools and working methods, as well as each system’s relative merits. Designed as a primer to building basics, the book features a list of key terms and concepts, review questions and exercises, as well as hundreds of drawings and photographs, illustrating the materials and methods described. 1990 (0 471-50911-6) 803 pp. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings Eighth Edition Benjamin Stein and John S. Reynolds "The book is packed with useful information and has been the architect’s standard for fifty years." —Electrical Engineering and Electronics on the seventh edition More up to date than ever, this reference classic provides valuable insights on the new imperatives for building design today. The Eighth Edition details the impact of computers, data processing, and telecommunications on building system design; the effects of new, stringent energy codes on building systems; and computer calculation techniques as applied to daylighting and electric lighting design. As did earlier editions, the book provides the basic theory and design guidelines for both systems and equipment, in everything from heating and cooling, water and waste, fire and fire protection systems, lighting and electrical wiring, plumbing, elevators and escalators, acoustics, and more. Thoroughly illustrated, the book is a basic primer on making comfort and resource efficiency integral to the design standard. 1991 (0 471-52502-2) 1,664 pp.
 

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Contents

Basic Concerns
3
Structural Functions
17
Structural Materials
23
Concrete Foundations
27
Introduction to Structural Investigation
47
51
69
Diagrams
93
Compression Elements
101
Special Structures
345
PART SIX MASONRY
353
Masonry with Concrete Units
360
Brick Masonry
373
Miscellaneous Masonry Construction
384
345
399
Shallow Bearing Foundations
406
1
428

Special Topics
107
Special Structures
132
Wood Columns
165
Fasteners and Connections
172
Special Wood Structures
182
PART FOUR STEEL STRUCTURES
197
Steel Beams Joists and Decks
204
5
245
Flexure
275
201
282
28
295
Steel Connections
302
PART FIVE CONCRETE STRUCTURES
321
271
329
374
437
Soil Properties and Foundation Behavior 392
465
Elements of Lateral Resistive Systems
478
Design for Wind and Earthquake Effects
502
Special Lateral Effect Problems
512
PART NINE DESIGN EXAMPLES
525
Building One
536
Steel Structure
592
59
609
vii
655
Stiffness Factors for Masonry Piers
665
Glossary
671
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