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


The full on the fundamentals of analysis and design, now updated with the latest considerations of technology. is an essential element of the building process, however, one of the most difficult to learn.
While engineers do the detailed advisory work for a project, architects need to know enough theory and analysis to a building.
Most texts for architects focus closely on the mathematical analysis of isolated structural components; however, building structures must be viewed as one of the general concepts, with calculations selected to understand the role of the structure 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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