William McLean, Pete Silver (teacher at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster) and Peter Evans (Technical Director at the London office of consulting engineers MLM) have written an exclusive ebook that can streamline structural design and analysis processes for Structural Engineers. The book contains 208 with over 436 illustrations.
This book will help the structural engineering professionals to sharpen their knowledge concerning basic thories and practices useful for constructing architectural structures. The book will also provide guidance to the structural engineers to resolve any technical and design issue efficiently.
This construction book is segregated in four parts – ‘Structures in nature’ looks at structural principles found in natural objects. ‘Theory’ highlights general structural theory and narrates the primary forces in engineering. ‘Structural prototypes’ contain instances of model creation and load testing executable by the students. The fourth section, ‘Case studies’, provides a different range of illustrations which come from all through the globe – original buildings that follow the theories and testing explained in earlier sections.
All the informations in the book are supported with particularly sketched diagrams, models, CAD visualizations, construction details and snapshots of finished buildings.
Topics covered :- Introduction
- Structures in nature
- General theory of structures
- Structural systems
- Structural prototypes
- Case studies
- Further reading
- Picture credits and acknowledgements