Building Structures Illustrated: Patterns, Systems, and Design

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A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide to structural design

Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building. Building Structures Illustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a ...

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Overview

A new edition of Francis D.K. Ching's illustrated guide to structural design

Structures are an essential element of the building process, yet one of the most difficult concepts for architects to grasp. While structural engineers do the detailed consulting work for a project, architects should have enough knowledge of structural theory and analysis to design a building. Building Structures Illustrated takes a new approach to structural design, showing how structural systems of a building—such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale—are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design. The book features a one-stop guide to structural design in practice, a thorough treatment of structural design as part of the entire building process, and an overview of the historical development of architectural materails and structure. Illustrated throughout with Ching's signature line drawings, this new Second Edition is an ideal guide to structures for designers, builders, and students.

  • Updated to include new information on building code compliance, additional learning resources, and a new glossary of terms
  • Offers thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems, code compliance, and much more
  • Beautifully illustrated by the renowned Francis D.K. Ching

Building Structures Illustrated, Second Edition is the ideal resource for students and professionals who want to make informed decisions on architectural design.

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"Ching and his co-authors show how structural systems of a building - as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale - are related to the esential aspects of architectural design; formal and spatial composition…They bring together many aspects of architectural design as an integrated reference." (MCEER Information Service, October 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118458358
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/18/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 251,805
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over sixteen languages, and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation.

Barry S. Onouye is a registered engineer and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Washington, where he teaches courses on structural design in the College of the Built Environment. He is the author of Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction.

Douglas Zuberbuhler is a registered architect and Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington, where he teaches architectural design. He is also Associate Dean of the College of the Built Environment.

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Table of Contents

1 Building Structures 1

2 Structural Patterns 39

3 Horizontal Spans 81

4 Vertical Dimensions 135

5 Lateral Stability 179

6 Long-Span Structures 217

7 High-Rise Structures 249

8 Systems Integration 273

Bibliography 303

Index 305

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