Building Structures: understanding the basics
Building Structures: understanding the basics 3rd Edition

Author(s)/Editor(s): Malcolm Millais | Size: 43.3 MB | Format: PDF | Quality: Unspecified | Publisher: Routledge | Year: 2017 | pages: 579 | ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1138119741 ISBN-10: 1138119741

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This is a one-stop book for knowing everything important about building structures.
Self-contained and with no prerequisites needed, it is suitable for both general readers
and building professionals.
• follow the history of structural understanding;
• grasp the concepts of structural behaviour via step-by-step explanations;
• apply these concepts to a simple building;
• see how these concepts apply to real buildings, from Durham Cathedral to the
Bank of China;
• use these concepts to define the design process;
• see how these concepts inform design choices;
• understand how engineering and architecture have diverged, and what effect this had;
• learn to do simple but relevant numerical calculations for actual structures;
• understand when dynamics are important;
• follow the development of progressive collapse prevention;
• enter the world of modern structural theory;
• see how computers can be used for structural analysis;
• learn how to organise and design a successful project.
With more than 500 pages and over 1100 user-friendly diagrams, this book is a must for anyone who would like to understand the fascinating world of structures.

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