Widespan Roof Structures

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Thomas Telford, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 328 pages
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This book presents current world thinking on the design and construction of large covered spaces. By drawing together contributions on particular design issues from internationally renowned projects directly from the designers, architects and engineers responsible for those schemes, readers are offered insights into many of the most innovative construction design projects of recent years.
Technologies explored include the advances within stressed membrane roofing, atria and glass structures, with a focus on international developments. The book also addresses the problems of construction associated with these ambitious and vast projects and the attendant environmental issues and concerns that are raised with such high-profile schemes.
This book is an essential addition to the literature in the field of progressive construction design and will appeal broadly to architects, engineers, environmentalists, designers and constructors.
 

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Contents

Preface and Overview The Evolution of Longspan Lightweight Structures
7
FORM AND STRUCTURE
17
On Frei Ottos Philosophy of Widespan Lightweight Structures
19
Form and Stress Modelling of Tension Structures
31
The Definition of Curved Geometry for Widespan Structures
41
Concepts and Reliability in the Design of Widespan Structures
50
Wind and Snow Considerations for Widespan Enclosures
62
FORM AND ENVIRONMENT
73
Lightweight Structures
178
Tensile Space Structures
189
Engineering the Construction of the Great Court Roof for the British Museum
199
A History of Widespan Structures in the United States
208
Materials for the New Millennium
213
Engineering an Integrated Architecture for Widespan Enclosures
218
SPORTS STADIA
229
The Millennium Stadium Cardiff
230

The Eden Project Glass Houses World Environments
75
Planting Environment for the Eden Project
85
Civil and Structural Design for the Eden Project
89
Climatic Envelopes 105 Max Fordham The Environmental Consequences of a Building with a Wide Span
105
Controlling the Indoor Climate in Widespan Enclosures 4 Case Studies
117
MEZOTECTURE AND THE MILLENNIUM DOME
127
The Millennium Dome Introduction to Client Concept
129
Mezotecture
133
Servicing the Dome Environment
137
Fire Engineering
145
Large Environmental Enclosures The Roof of the Millennium Dome
149
Principles of Construction for Widespan Structures with examples from the Millennium Dome
159
Construction of Widespan Enclosure
169
CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS
177
Development of the New Wembley Stadium Roof
241
Keeping the Doors Open The Olympic Stadium Sydney
247
Widespan Enclosures and Structures Cost Considerations with Illustrated Case Studies
252
Lightweight Enclosures in Japan and Stadia for the 2002 World
261
GLASS AND FABRIC ATRIA
275
The Design of the Roofs of the British Museum Great Court and the Music Centre at Gateshead
276
Engineering the British Museum Great Court Roof
283
From Schlumberger to the Dynamic Earth a Sequence of Membrane Roofs
287
Tensioned Braced Ribs in Architectural Projects
297
Three Widespan Space Enclosures in the
304
A Philosophy of Widespan as applied to Smaller Enclosures
309
Structural Design of Two Large Span Buildings in Germany
317
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