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Building Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to How Structures Work

Building Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to How Structures Work

By Iver Wahl

This book can help you design structures that will stand the test of time!

Price: $79.95
Product Code/ISBN: 9780071432139
Year: 2006
Binding: Hardcover     Page Count: 288
Publisher: McGraw-Hill


Packed with a wealth of informative diagrams and illustrations, this essential volume drills deep into the concepts behind structural systems to give you a critical understanding of how they work. From potential loads, load combinations, and superstructure to lateral support systems, foundations, and site soil and geology, this book can help you design structures that will stand the test of time.

With its critical information, comprehensive coverage, and indispensable illustrations, Building Anatomy delivers the nuts-and-bolts guidance you need to avoid conceptual mistakes during structural design. You can't afford to work without it!

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: Process
  • Chapter 2: Overview
  • Chapter 3: Structural Failures
  • Chapter 4: Loads
  • Chapter 5: Lateral Support
  • Chapter 6: Geology and Soils
  • Chapter 7: Foundations
  • Chapter 8: Cable Systems
  • Chapter 9: Arches
  • Chapter 10: Post and Beam
  • Chapter 11: Rigid Frames
  • Chapter 12: Slab & Bearing Walls
  • Chapter 13: Trusses
  • Chapter 14: Space Frame
  • Chapter 15: Folded Plates
  • Chapter 16: Vaults
  • Chapter 17: Domes
  • Chapter 18: Shells
  • Chapter 19: Tents
  • Chapter 20: Pneumatics
  • Chapter 21: Structural Creativity
  • Chapter 22: Quality Assurance

About the Author

Iver Wahl is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, and an award-winning architect. He is a member of the Architectural Engineering Institute and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. He has conducted extensive worldwide disaster site reconnaissance for more than 17 years, including reconnaissance immediately following the attack on the World Trade Centers, and has lectured extensively on his findings.