Building Structures: understanding the basics

Building Structures: understanding the basics

Millais, Malcolm

See other items by same author: Millais, Malcolm

See other items by same publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd


  • ISBN
  • Format
  • Language
  • Pages
  • Publisher
  • Date Published
  • 9781138119758
  • Paperback
  • English
  • 568
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Jun 2017
This is a one-stop book for knowing everything important about building structures. Self-contained and with no prerequisites needed, it is suitable for both general readers and building professionals.
follow the history of structural understanding;

grasp the concepts of structural behaviour via step-by-step explanations;

apply these concepts to a simple building;

see how these concepts apply to real buildings, from Durham Cathedral to the Bank of China;

use these concepts to define the design process;

see how these concepts inform design choices;

understand how engineering and architecture have diverged, and what effect this had;

learn to do simple but relevant numerical calculations for actual structures;

understand when dynamics are important;

follow the development of progressive collapse prevention;

enter the world of modern structural theory;

see how computers can be used for structural analysis;

learn how to organise and design a successful project.

With more than 500 pages and over 1100 user-friendly diagrams, this book is a must for anyone who would like to understand the fascinating world of structures.