Building Structures – James Ambrose, Patrick Tripeny -3rd Edition


The full reference on the fundamentals of analysis and design, now updated with the latest considerations of construction technology. Structural design is an essential element of the building process, however, one of the most difficult to learn.
While do the detailed advisory work for a construction project, architects need to know enough theory and to design a building.
Most texts for architects focus closely on the mathematical analysis of isolated structural components; however, must be viewed as one of the general concepts, with calculations selected to understand the role of the of a subsystem building, without complicated mathematics.

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  • 1. Basic Concepts
    2. Investigation of Structures
    3. Structural Elements
    4. Wood Structures
    5. Steel Structures
    6. Concrete Structures
    7. Masonry Structures
    8. Building Foundations and Site Structures
    9. Lateral-Force Effects
    10. Building Structures Design Examples

    Appendix A: Properties of Sections
    Appendix B: Glossary
    Appendix C: Exercise Problems
    Appendix D: Study Aids
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