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Structure for Architects

A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design

Ashwani Bedi Ramsey Dabby

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Routledge
12 August 2019
Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design is a sequel to the authors' first text, Structure for Architects: A Primer, emphasizing the conceptual understanding of structural design in simple language and terms. This book focuses on structural principles applied to the design of typical structural members-a beam, a girder, and a column-in a diagrammatic frame building. Through the application of a single Case Study across three key materials, the book illustrates the theory, principles, and process of structural design. The Case Study progresses step-by-step for each material, from determining tributary areas and loads through a member's selection and design.

The book addresses the frequent disparity between the way architects and engineers perceive and process information, with engineers focusing on technical aspects and architects focusing on visual concepts. Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design presents readers with an understanding of fundamental engineering principles through a uniquely thematic Case Study. Focusing on the conceptual understanding of structural design, this book will be of interest to architecture students and professionals looking to understand the application of structural principles in relation to steel, wood, and concrete design.
By:   Ashwani Bedi, Ramsey Dabby
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm, 
Weight:   467g
ISBN:   9781138554382
ISBN 10:   1138554383
Pages:   226
Publication Date:   12 August 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ashwani Bedi is a Professional Engineer and Deputy Director of Engineering with the NYC Department of Design and Construction. He has over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York City College of Technology, where he teaches Structures courses. He is also the co-author of Structure for Architects: A Primer. Ramsey Dabby is a Registered Architect having served as Chief Architect for the NYC Fire Department, and previously as Director of Engineering and Construction for the Hertz Corporation. Now retired with over 40 years' experience in the public and private sectors, he currently teaches as Adjunct Faculty in the Architectural Departments of the New York City College of Technology, the City College of New York, and the New York Institute of Technology. He is also the co-author of Structure for Architects: A Primer.

Reviews for Structure for Architects: A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design

Structure for Architects - A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete Design is a descriptive and well organized text that outlines the basics of structural design. I was pleasantly surprised by the impact of the illustrations and their ability to reinforce the content of each chapter. The case studies show the application of theory and serve as a guide for general design principles. It is a fantastic tool for introducing architects to the world of structural design. Structural Engineer at Murray Engineering PC Engineering Professor at New York Institute of Technology The authors have succeeded in presenting an excellent resource for understanding the fundamental principles of structural engineering that serves to benefit both practicing architects and architectural students as well as providing a refresher for more experienced engineers. As technological advancements have moved our profession to an increased reliance on computerized solutions to complex structural problems, it is important to maintain touch with basic engineering concepts as applied to the design of steel, wood, and reinforced concrete framing. This reference book provides a firm platform for achievement of that result. Thomas J. Michon, P.E. Structural Engineer This work represents an impressive, well thought-out, concise and simplified approach to structural design. The break-out of simplified load diagrams, appropriate formulae, their application, and material studies, allow for ease or understanding and retention. This book should be owned by every architectural student, intern and practicing architect. Wendell C. Edwards, RA, PhD, NCARB Associate Professor, New York City college of Technology The case studies illustrate a workflow and parametric thinking that integrates design, structure and materials. It is a valuable tool for Architects to analyse and solve problems methodically. Sanjive Vaidya Chair of the Department of Architectural Technology Structures for Architects offers a comprehensive overview on the principles of design for three major structural materials: steel, wood and reinforced concrete. The content is presented in a clear, intuitive and visual manner, and includes valuable case studies that help illustrate and enhance the concepts. An excellent reference and teaching tool for students of architecture. Ivan Markov Ph.D. Structural Engineer Spitzer School of Architecture


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