Building Anatomy (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): An Illustrated Guide to How Structures Work by Iver WahlBuilding Anatomy (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): An Illustrated Guide to How Structures Work by Iver Wahl

Building Anatomy (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): An Illustrated Guide to How Structures Work

byIver Wahl

Hardcover | December 28, 2006

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Make sure your next building project is free of the conceptual errors that can cause structural failure with McGraw Hill's Building Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to How Structures Work.

Packed with a wealth of informative diagrams and illustrations, this essential volume drills deep into the concepts behind structural systems to give you a critical understanding of how they work. From potential loads, load combinations, and superstructure to lateral support systems, foundations, and site soil and geology, Building Anatomy can help you design structures that will stand the test of time.

Written in clear, easy-to-understand language by an award-winning architect and professor, Building Anatomy delivers easy access to critical information, to help you:

  • Select structural systems based on the pros and cons of each system
  • Size and arrange major structural components
  • Identify concerns for each type of structural system
  • Anticipate probable failure scenarios
  • Explain each system's behavior under loads such as seismic and wind
  • Understand construction issues encountered during fabrication and erection of each structure type
  • And more!

    With its critical information, comprehensive coverage, and indispensable illustrations, Building Anatomy delivers the nuts-and-bolts guidance you need to avoid conceptual mistakes during structural design. You can't afford to work without it!

Iver Wahl is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, and an award-winning architect. He is a member of the Architectural Engineering Institute and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. He has conducted extensive worldwide disaster site reconnaissance for more than 17 years, including reconnaissanc...
Title:Building Anatomy (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): An Illustrated Guide to How Structures WorkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.3 × 7.5 × 1.1 inPublished:December 28, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071432132

ISBN - 13:9780071432139

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Process

Chapter 2: Overview

Chapter 3: Structural Failures

Chapter 4: Loads

Chapter 5: Lateral Support

Chapter 6: Geology and Soils

Chapter 7: Foundations

Chapter 8: Cable Systems

Chapter 9: Arches

Chapter 10: Post and Beam

Chapter 11: Rigid Frames

Chapter 12: Slab & Bearing Walls

Chapter 13: Trusses

Chapter 14: Space Frame

Chapter 15: Folded Plates

Chapter 16: Vaults

Chapter 17: Domes

Chapter 18: Shells

Chapter 19: Tents

Chapter 20: Pneumatics

Chapter 21: Structural Creativity

Chapter 22: Quality Assurance