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Structural Engineering for Architects - A Handbook

Laurence King

By Pete Silver, Will McLean, and Peter Evans

11 x 8 1/2 in; 208 pp;
436 illustrations, 328 in color
Paperback
March 2014
ISBN 9781780670553
ISBN10 1780670559

SKU# 9781780670553

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This book gives students of architecture an
understanding of the fundamental theories and
practice behind the creation of architectural
structures, helping them to develop an intuitive
understanding of structural engineering.
Structural Engineering for Architects - A Handbook


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Structural Engineering for Architects - A Handbook

This book gives students of architecture an understanding of the fundamental theories and practice behind the creation of architectural structures, helping them to develop an intuitive understanding of structural engineering. The book is divided into four sections: “Structures in nature” looks at structural principles found in natural objects. “Theory” covers general structural theory as well as explaining the main forces encountered in engineering. “Structural prototypes” includes examples of modelmaking and load testing that can be carried out by students. The fourth section, “Case studies”, presents a diverse range of examples from around the world – actual buildings that apply the theories and testing described in the previous sections. The straightforward, informative text is illustrated with specially drawn diagrams, historical examples, models, CAD visualizations, construction details, and photographs of completed buildings. As well as providing a valuable reference and sourcebook, the book will give students and newly qualified architects the technical confidence to collaborate with structural engineers.

• Covers one of the crucial areas in architectural training
• Makes this technical subject accessible for students
• Brings together technical and design issues

 

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11 x 8 1/2 in; 208 pp;
436 illustrations, 328 in color
Paperback
March 2014
ISBN 9781780670553
ISBN10 1780670559

Pete Silver and Will McLean teach at the School of Architecture at the University of Westminster and are co-authors of Fabrication (2006) and Introduction to Architectural Technology (2008). Peter Evans is Technical Director at the London office of consulting engineers MLM.