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Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders 12th Edition

Product Code/ISBN: 9781118975305

This is the perfect reference for architects and designers! Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders gives you the best introduction to building structures.  By not bogging you down with the excess math problems and functions, the information is presented in a clear and concise way making it the best reference guide to take with you to the job site.  The 12th edition brings to light all of the new resources, standards, and materials.


Table of Contents

Preface to the Twelfth Edition

Preface to the First Edition


1. Fundamental Functions of Structures

1 Investigation of Forces, Force Systems, Loading, and Reactions

1.1 Properties of Forces

1.2 Static Equilibrium

1.3 Force Components and Combinations

1.4 Graphical Analysis of Concurrent Force Systems

1.5 Algebraic Analysis of Nonconcurrent Force Systems

1.6 Laws of Equilibrium

1.7 Loads of Reactive Forces

1.8 Load Sources

1.9 Load Combinations

1.10 Determination of Design Loads

1.11 Design Methods


2. Investigation of Axial Force Actions 55

2.1 Forces and Stresses

2.2 Deformation

2.3 Suspension Cables

2.4 Funicular Arches

2.5 Graphical Analysis of Planar Trusses

2.6 Algebraic Analysis of Planar Trusses

2.7 Cable-Stayed Structures

2.8 Compression Members


3. Investigation of Structures for Shear and Bending

3.1 Direct Shear Stress

3.2 Shear in Beams

3.3 Bending Moments in Beams

3.4 Sense of Bending in Beams

3.5 Tabulated Values for Beam Behavior

3.6 Development of Bending Resistance

3.7 Shear Stress in Beams

3.8 Continuous and Restrained Beams

3.9 Members Experiencing Compression Plus Bending

3.10 Rigid Frams

3.11 Buckling of Beams

3.12 Second-Order Analysis

3.13 Computer Software for Structural Analysis


4. Structural Systems and Planning

4.1 General Considerations for Structural Systems

4.2 Shear Wall and Diaphragm Structural System

4.3 Braced Frame Systems

4.4 Moment Frame Systems

4.5 Wood Construction

4.6 Steel Construction

4.7 Concrete Construction


Part II Wood Construction

5. Wood Spanning Elements

5.1 Structural Lumber

5.2 Reference Design Values for Allowable Stress Design

5.3 Design Controls for Load and Resistance Factor Design

5.4 Design for Bending

5.5 Beam Shear

5.6 Bearing

5.7 Deflection

5.8 Behavior Considerations for LRFD 214

5.9 Joists and Rafters

5.10 Decking for Roofs and Floors

5.11 Plywood

5.12 Glued-Laminated Products

5.13 Wood Fiber Products

5.14 Assembled Wood Structural Products


6. Wood Columns

6.1 Slenderness Ratio for Columns

6.2 Compression Capacity of Simple Solid Columns, ASD Method

6.3 Column Load Capacity, LRFD Method

6.4 Stud Wall Construction

6.5 Columns with Bending


7. Connections for Wood Structures

7.1 Bolted Joints

7.2 Nailed Joints

7.3 Plywood Gussets

7.4 Investigation of Connections, LRFD Method

7.5 Formed Steel Framing Elements


Part III Steel Construction

8. Steel Structure Products

8.1 Design Methods for Steel Structures

8.2 Materials for Steel Products

8.3 Types of Steel Structural Products


9. Steel Beams and Framing Elements

9.1 Factors in Beam Design

9.2 Inelastic vs. Elastic Behavior

9.3 Nominal Moment Capacity of Steel Beams

9.4 Design for Bending

9.5 Design of Beams for Buckling Failure

9.6 Shear in Steel Beams

9.7 Deflection of Beams

9.8 Safe Load Tables

9.9 Steel Trusses

9.10 Manufactured Trusses for Flat Spans

9.11 decks with Steel Framing

9.12 Concentrated Load Effects on Beams


10. Steel Columns and Frames

10.1 Column Shapes

10.2 Column Slenderness and End Conditions

10.3 Safe Axial Loads for Steel Columns

10.4 Design of Steel Columns

10.5 Columns with Bending

10.6 Column Framing and Connections


11. Bolted Connections for Steel Structures

11.1 Bolted Connections

11.2 Design of a Bolted Connection

11.3 Bolted Framing Connections

11.4 Bolted Truss Connections


12. Light-Gage Formed Steel Structures

12.1 Light-Gage Steel Products

12.2 Light-Gage Steel Decks

12.3 Light-Gage Steel Systems


Part IV Concrete Construction

13. Reinforced Concrete Structures

13.1 General Considerations

13.2 General Application of Strength Methods

13.3 Beams: Ultimate Strength Method

13.4 Beams in Site-Cast Systems

13.5 Spanning Slabs

13.6 Shear in Beams

13.7 Development Length for Reinforcement

13.8 Deflection Control


14. Concrete Columns and Compression Members

14.1 Slab-and-Beam Systems

14.2 General Considerations for Beams


15 Concrete Columns and Compression Members

15.1 Effects of Compression Forces

15.2 General Considerations for Concrete Columns

15.3 Design Methods and Aids for Concrete Columns

15.4 Special Considerations for Concrete Columns


16. Foundations

16.1 Shallow Bearing Foundations

16.2 Wall Footings

16.3 Column Footings

16.4 Pedestals


Part V Structural Systems for Buildings

17. General Considerations for Building Structures

17.1 Choice of Building Construction

17.2 Structural Design Standards

17.3 Structural Design Process

17.4 Development of Structural Systems


18. Building One

18.1 General Considerations

18.2 Design of Wood Structure for Gravity Loads

18.3 Design for Lateral Loads

18.4 Alternative Steel and Masonry Structure

18.5 Alternative Truss Roof

18.6 Foundations


19. Building Two

19.1 Design for Gravity Loads

19.2 Design for Lateral Loads

19.3 Alternative Steel and Masonry Structure


20. Building Three

20.1 General Considerations

20.2 Structural Alternatives

20.3 Design of Steel Structure

20.4 Alternative Floor Construction with Trusses

20.5 Design of the Trussed Bent for Wind

20.6 Considerations for a Steel Rigid Frame

20.7 Considerations for a Masonry Wall Structure

20.8 The Concrete Structure

20.9 Design of the Foundations


Appendix A Properties of Sections

Moment of Inertia
Transferring Moments of Inertia
Miscellaneous Properties
Tables of Properties of Sections