Building Structures Illustrated

John Wiley & Sons Inc
Francis DK Ching; Barry S Onouye; Douglas Zuberbuhler
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Building Structures Illustrated: Patterns, Systems, and Design 2nd Edition is an illustrated guide to structural design. It takes a new approach to structural design by showing how structural systems of a building (such as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions and scale) are related to the fundamental aspects of architectural design. The book features a one-stop guide to structural design in practice, a thorough treatment of structural design as part of the entire building process and an overview of the historical development of architectural materails and structure.

  • Updated to include new information on building code compliance, additional learning resources and a new glossary of terms
  • Thorough coverage of formal and spatial composition, program fit, coordination with other building systems, code compliance and more.

Illustrated throughout with Ching's signature line drawings, this book is an ideal guide to structures for designers, builders and students who want to make informed decisions on architectural design.