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Form and Forces: Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures
     

Form and Forces: Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures

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by Edward Allen, Waclaw Zalewski
 
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 enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the

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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 enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.

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ISBN-13:
9781118174258
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
640
File size:
45 MB
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Meet the Author

EDWARD ALLEN has taught for more than thirty years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, and the University of Oregon. He is the bestselling author of Fundamentals of Building Construction, Fifth Edition.

WACŁAW ZALEWSKI is Professor Emeritus of Structural Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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