Structural Design of Buildings

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 4, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 256 pages

Covering common problems, likely failures and their remedies, this is an essential on-site guide to the behaviour
of a building’s structure. Presented in a clear structure and user-friendly style, the book goes through all the structural aspects of a building and assesses the importance of the different components. It explains the structural behaviour of buildings, giving some of the basics of structures together with plenty of real-life examples and guidance.



 

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Contents

The History of Buildings
1
Loadings and Aspects of Structural Theory
19
The Construction of Buildings
49
Steel
93
vii
100
Concrete
105
Timber
113
Foundations
123
Arches and Columns
197
Geology
209
Site Investigation
223
Stability of Buildings
229
Basements and Retaining Structures
247
Structural Alterations
283
Structural Defects in Buildings
295
The Ancient Use of Sign and Geometry in
307

Walls
141
Floors
161
Roofs
175

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Paul Smith, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, MSc Engineering Management, CEng Chartered Engineer, has worked for over 20 years in public and private sectors, mainly on infrastructure projects. He now runs his own company, Geomex - Structural Engineers & Architectural Design Consultants which specialises in architectural design, surveying, project management and structural design.

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