Building Structures / Edition 2

Building Structures / Edition 2

by James Ambrose

Construction Details From Architectural Graphic Standards Eighth Edition Edited by James Ambrose A concise reference tool for the professional involved in the production of details for building construction, this abridgement of the classic Architectural Graphic Standards provides indispensable guidance on standardizing detail work, without having to create the needed… See more details below


Construction Details From Architectural Graphic Standards Eighth Edition Edited by James Ambrose A concise reference tool for the professional involved in the production of details for building construction, this abridgement of the classic Architectural Graphic Standards provides indispensable guidance on standardizing detail work, without having to create the needed details from scratch. An ideal "how to" manual for the working draftsperson, this convenient, portable edition covers general planning and design data, sitework, concrete, masonry, metals, wood, doors and windows, finishes, specialties, equipment, furnishings, special construction, energy design, historic preservation, and more. Construction Details also includes extensive references to additional information as well as AGS’s hallmark illustrations. 1991 (0 471-54899-5) 408 pp. Fundamentals of Building Construction Materials And Methods Second Edition Edward Allen "A thoughtful overview of the entire construction industry, from homes to skyscrapers…there’s plenty here for the aspiring tradesperson or anyone else who’s fascinated by the art of building." —Fine Homebuilding Beginning with the materials of the ancients—wood, stone, and brick—this important work is a guide to the structural systems that have made these and more contemporary building materials the irreplaceable basics of modern architecture. Detailing the structural systems most widely used today—heavy timber framing, wood platform framing, masonry loadbearing wall, structural steel framing, and concrete framing systems—the book describes each system’s historical development, how the major material is obtained and processed, tools and working methods, as well as each system’s relative merits. Designed as a primer to building basics, the book features a list of key terms and concepts, review questions and exercises, as well as hundreds of drawings and photographs, illustrating the materials and methods described. 1990 (0 471-50911-6) 803 pp. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings Eighth Edition Benjamin Stein and John S. Reynolds "The book is packed with useful information and has been the architect’s standard for fifty years." —Electrical Engineering and Electronics on the seventh edition More up to date than ever, this reference classic provides valuable insights on the new imperatives for building design today. The Eighth Edition details the impact of computers, data processing, and telecommunications on building system design; the effects of new, stringent energy codes on building systems; and computer calculation techniques as applied to daylighting and electric lighting design. As did earlier editions, the book provides the basic theory and design guidelines for both systems and equipment, in everything from heating and cooling, water and waste, fire and fire protection systems, lighting and electrical wiring, plumbing, elevators and escalators, acoustics, and more. Thoroughly illustrated, the book is a basic primer on making comfort and resource efficiency integral to the design standard. 1991 (0 471-52502-2) 1,664 pp.

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Meet the Author

James Ambrose is Editor of the Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides. He practiced as an architect in California and Illinois and as a structural engineer in Illinois. He was a professor of architecture at the University of Southern California.

Patrick Tripeny is an Associate Professor, former director of the School of Architecture, and the current Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the University of Utah. He is a licensed architect in California. He has been the recipient of a number of teaching awards at the local and national level for his work in teaching structures and design. With James Ambrose, he is the coauthor of Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, Eleventh Edition; Simplified Design of Steel Structures, Eighth Edition; Simplified Design of Concrete Structures, Eighth Edition; and Simplified Design of Wood Structures, Sixth Edition, all published by Wiley.

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Table of Contents



1. Basic Concerns.

2. Architectural Considerations.

3. Structural Functions.

4. Structural Materials.

5. Structural Systems.


6. Introduction to Structural Investigation.

7. Static Forces.

8. Stresses and Strains.

9. Beams.

10. Tension Elements.

11. Compression Elements.

12. Special Topics.

13. Trusses.

14. Special Structures.

15. Aspects of Dynamic Behavior.


16. General Concerns for Wood.

17. Wood Beams, Joists, and Decks.

18. Wood Columns.

19. Fasteners and Connections.

20. Special Wood Structures.


21. General Concerns for Steel.

22. Steel Beams, Joists, and Decks.

23. Steel Columns.

24. Steel Connections.

25.Special Steel Structures.


26. General Concerns for Concrete.

27. Flexure.

28. Shear.

29. Bond and Development.

30. Concrete Framing Systems.

31. Concrete Columns.

32. Concrete Walls.

33. Concrete Foundations.

34. Special Structures.


35. General Concerns for Masonry.

36. Masonry with Concrete Units.

37. Brick Masonry.

38. Miscellaneous Masonry Construction.


39. General Considerations.

40. Soil Properties and Foundation Behavior.

41. Shallow Bearing Foundations.

42. Deep Foundations.

43. Special Foundation Problems.


44. General Considerations for Lateral Effects.

45. Wind Effects on Buildings.

46. Earthquake Effects on Buildings.

47. Elements of Lateral Resistive Systems.

48. Design for Wind and Earthquake Effects.

49. Special Lateral Effect Problems.


50. General Concerns for Structural Design.

51. Building One: Wood Structure.

52. Builsding One, Scheme 3: Masonry and Timber Structure.

53. Building One, Scheme 4: Concrete and Steel Structure.

54. Building Two: General Considerations.

55. Building Two: Scheme 1: Wood Structure.

56. Building Two: Scheme 2: Steel Structure.

57. Building Two: Scheme 3: Alternative Steel Structure.

58. Building Two: Scheme 4: Concrete Structure.

59. Building Two: Scheme 5: Alternative Concrete Structure.

60. Building Two: Scheme 6: Masonry Wall Structure.

61. Building Two: Scheme 7: Alternative Masonry Structure Number One.

Appendix A: Properties of Sections.

Appendix B: Beam Diagrams and Formulas.

Appendix C: Weights of Elements of Building Construction.

Appendix D: Building Code Requirements.

Appendix E: Design Data for Masonry.



Exercise Problems.

Answers to Exercise Problems.


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