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
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.