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[2020] Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design by Bedi, Ashwani; Dabby, Ramsey

Book Description

Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design is a sequel to the authors’ first text, Structure for Architects: A Primer, emphasizing the conceptual understanding of structural design in simple language and terms. This book focuses on structural principles applied to the design of typical structural members—a beam, a girder, and a column—in a diagrammatic frame building. Through the application of a single Case Study across three key materials, the book illustrates the theory, principles, and process of structural design. The Case Study progresses step-by-step for each material, from determining tributary areas and loads through a member’s selection and design.

The book addresses the frequent disparity between the way architects and engineers perceive and process information, with engineers focusing on technical aspects and architects focusing on visual concepts.

Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design presents readers with an understanding of fundamental engineering principles through a uniquely thematic Case Study. Focusing on the conceptual understanding of structural design, this book will be of interest to architecture students and professionals looking to understand the application of structural principles in relation to steel, wood, and concrete design.

Table of Contents

Contents

  1. INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL DESIGN
  2. Removing a Bearing Wall
  3. STRUCTURAL DESIGN METHODOLOGIES
  4. Building Codes and Industry Organizations
  5. Loads
  6. Safety Factors
  7. Load Combinations
  8. Design Methodologies
  9. STRESS, STRAIN, AND MATERIAL BEHAVIOR
  10. Stress, Strain, and Material Properties
  11. Stress-Strain Curves for Steel, Wood, and Concrete
  12. Elastic/Plastic Material Behavior – An Analogy
  13. Elastic/Plastic Analogy Applied to a Beam
  14. Section Modulus
  15. Getting Started – Case Study
  16. CASE STUDY INTRODUCTION
  17. Load Combinations
  18. Designing for Beams and Girders
  19. Designing for Columns
  20. UNDERSTANDING STEEL
  21. Manufacture and Materials
  22. General Design Considerations
  23. Design Considerations for Beams
  24. Design Considerations for Columns
  25. DESIGN IN STEEL – CASE STUDY
  26. Assumptions
  27. UNDERSTANDING WOOD
  28. Sawn Lumber – Manufacture and Properties
  29. Sawn Lumber – Design Considerations for Beams
  30. Sawn Lumber – Design Considerations for Columns
  31. Engineered Lumber – Manufacture and Products
  32. Engineered Lumber – Design Considerations
  33. DESIGN IN SAWN WOOD – CASE STUDY
  34. Assumptions
  35. Beam 3
  36. Girder B
  37. Column B2
  38. DESIGN IN ENGINEERED WOOD – CASE STUDY
  39. Assumptions
  40. A Typical Joist
  41. Girder B
  42. Column B2
  43. UNDERSTANDING REINFORCED CONCRETE
  44. Materials and Manufacture
  45. Structural Considerations
  46. Design Considerations for Beams
  47. Design Considerations for Columns
  48. DESIGN IN REINFORCED CONCRETE – CASE STUDY
  49. Assumptions
  50. Beam 3
  51. Girder B
  52. Column B2
  53. IN CLOSING

 Appendix 1. AISC STEEL CONSTRUCTION MANUALAppendix 2. NATIONAL DESIGN SPECIFICATION (NDS) FOR WOOD CONSTRUCTIONAppendix 3. ACI 318: BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS FOR STRUCTURAL CONCRETEAppendix 4. BEAM DIAGRAMS AND FORMULAE

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