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Form and forces : designing efficient, expressive structures

Author: Edward Allen; Wacław Zalewski; Boston Structures Group.; et al
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.
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Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Allen; Wacław Zalewski; Boston Structures Group.; et al
ISBN: 9780470174654 047017465X
OCLC Number: 470687737
Description: xiv, 620 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
Contents: Designing a series of suspension footbridges --
Designing a suspended roof --
Designing a concrete cylindrical shell roof --
Master lesson: designing a trussed roof --
Designing a building on a vertical site --
Designing with multipanel trusses --
Designing a fanlike roof --
Designing unreinforced masonry --
Master lesson: designing a concrete shell roof for a grandstand --
Desiging efficient trusses --
Designing restraints for funicular structures --
Designing shell and membrane structures --
Structural materials --
Master lesson: designing with the flow of forces --
Designing a bay of framing --
Bending actions on beams --
How beams resist bending --
Bending resistance in beams of any shape --
Designing columns, frames, and load-bearing walls --
Designing a sitecast concrete building --
Master lesson: designing in precast concrete --
Designing an entrance canopy --
Afterword: engineers and architects
Responsibility: [under the direction of the] Boston Structures Group ; Edward Allen, Waclaw Zalewski ... [et al.] ; with contributions by Nicole Michel ... [et al.].

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