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Form and Forces

Designing Efficient, Expressive Structures

By Edward Allen, Waclaw Zalewski

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Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.

Product code: 9780470174654

ISBN 9780470174654
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H277xW221xS38
No. Of Pages 640
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
On Sale Date 15/09/2009
Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables the reader to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure, and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics.