Research and Markets: Structure for Architects - A Primer

DUBLIN — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 18, 2012Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Structure for Architects. A Primer" to their offering.

An introduction to the concepts and principles of architectural structures in an easy-to-read format

Written as an easy-to-understand primer on the topic, Structure for Architects engages readers through instruction that uses a highly visual format and real-world examples to underline the key facets of structural principles that are essential to the design process. Eschewing complicated mathematics and technical jargon, Structure for Architects demystifies the subject matter by showing it in the context of everyday situations, giving architects and architectural technologists a clear understanding of how to incorporate structural principles into their designs.

Highlights of this book include:

- A rich collection of drawings, photographs, and diagrams, spread throughout the text, which demonstrate fundamental structural concepts using everyday examples

- An overview of structural design basics, as well as a summary of structural forms

- A look at the design implications of steel, reinforced concrete, and wood

By providing an overall view of structures that covers the essentials of what architects and architectural technologists need to know, Structure for Architects is a valuable tool for illustrating the importance of designing with structure in mind and for learning the basics that are necessary for collaborating confidently with project team members.

Key Topics Covered:


CHAPTER 1 Architects, Engineers, and Design

CHAPTER 2 Stability and Strength


CHAPTER 4 States of Stress

CHAPTER 5 Forces, Movement, Levers, and Moment

CHAPTER 6 Stability and Equilibrium

CHAPTER 7 Working with Forces

CHAPTER 8 Supports, Reactions, and Restraint of Movement

CHAPTER 9 Load Distribution

CHAPTER 10 Introduction to Beams

CHAPTER 11 Framing Systems and Load Tributary Areas

CHAPTER 12 Shear and Moment Diagrams for Beams

CHAPTER 13 Stress, Strain, and Properties of Materials

CHAPTER 14 Introduction to Columns

CHAPTER 15 Frames, Rigidity, and Lateral Resistance Systems

CHAPTER 16 Introduction to Trusses

CHAPTER 17 Structural Walls

CHAPTER 18 Soils and Rock

CHAPTER 19 Foundations

CHAPTER 20 Summing Up

APPENDIX 1 Structural Forms

APPENDIX 2 Structural Materials & Steel

APPENDIX 3 Structural Materials & Reinforced Concrete

APPENDIX 4 Structural Materials & Wood

APPENDIX 5 Properties of Sections

APPENDIX 6 Basic Trigonometry


  • Ramsey Dabby.
  • Ashwani Bedi.

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Source: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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