Provides an introduction to building structures and materials that can be used by either architecture or construction students.* Uses 50% SI to reflect the metric trend in the design professions in the U.S. * Several sections have been reformatted for simplicity and clarity. * Provides step-by-step thoroughly worked-out examples. * Presents topics with excellent graphics and many figures. * Oriented toward architecture, rather than engineering.
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Schaeffer provides background material on the use of structural analysis in building design as well as the basic relationships between structures and architectural form. Principles, concepts, and procedures from statics and mechanics of materials are presented at a level that can be easily understood by beginners.From the Back Cover:
This book provides a reference of building structures and materials useful in either architecture or construction. The book is oriented toward architecture, rather than engineering. The third edition of Elementary Structures for Architects and Builders now includes several sections that have been reformatted for simplicity and clarity. A valuable reference book for professionals in architecture or construction.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0132530147