Structural Elements for Architects and Builders

Design of columns, beams, and tension elements in wood, steel, and reinforced concrete

By

  • Jonathan Ochshorn

Concise but comprehensive, Structural Elements for Architects and Builders is primarily focused on the design and analysis of structural elements: columns, beams, tension members and their connections. The material is organized into a single, self-sufficient volume, including all necessary data for the preliminary design and analysis of these structural elements in wood, steel, and reinforced concrete.

Every chapter contains insights developed by the author and generally not found elsewhere. Additionally, the Appendices included at the end of the text contain numerous tables and graphs, based on material contained in industry publications, but reorganized and formatted especially for this text to improve clarity and simplicity, without sacrificing comprehensiveness.


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Audience

Architects Construction EngineersStructural EngineersGeotechnical EngineersOwners/Developers

 

Book information

  • Published: November 2009
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-771-9


Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1 Statics Tributary areas Equilibrium Internal forces and momentsCh.1 is a concise introduction to (or review of) statics.Chapter 2 Loads Dead loads Live loads Environmental loadsChapter 3 Material Properties Wood Steel Reinforced concreteChapter 4 Sectional Properties Wood Steel Reinforced concreteChapter 5 Design Approaches Allowable stress design Strength designChapter 6 Tension Elements Wood Steel Reinforced concreteChapter 7 Columns Wood Steel Reinforced concreteChapter 8 Beams Wood Steel Reinforced concreteChapter 9 Connections Nails Bolts Welds