Designing Tall Buildings: Structure as Architecture by Mark SarkisianDesigning Tall Buildings: Structure as Architecture by Mark Sarkisian

Designing Tall Buildings: Structure as Architecture

byMark SarkisianEditorMark Sarkisian

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The first of its kind,Designing Tall Buildingsis an accessible reference that guides you through the fundamental principles of designing high-rises. Each chapter focuses on one theme central to tall-building design, giving you a comprehensive overview of the related architecture and structural engineering concepts. Mark P. Sarkisian provides clear definitions of technical terms and introduces important equations, to help you gradually develop your knowledge. Later chapters allow you to explore more complex applications, such as biomimicry. Projects drawn from Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's vast catalog of built high-rises, many of which Sarkisian designed, demonstrate these concepts.

This book advises you to consider the influence of a particular site's geology, wind conditions, and seismicity. Using this contextual knowledge and analysis, you can determine what types of structural solutions are best suited for a tower on that site. You can then conceptualize and devise efficient structural systems that are not only safe, but also constructible and economical. Sarkisian also addresses the influence of nature in design, urging you to integrate structure and architecture for buildings of superior performance, sustainability, and aesthetic excellence.

Mark Sarkisian,PE, SE, LEED(tm)AP, is the Director of Seismic and Structural Engineering in the San Francisco office of SOM. He has developed innovative structural solutions for more than 100 international building projects, including some of the tallest buildings ever constructed. A world-renowned leader in the design of high performa...
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Title:Designing Tall Buildings: Structure as ArchitectureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 19, 2011Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415894794

ISBN - 13:9780415894791

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Table of Contents

Foreword  Introduction  1. Perspective 2. Site  2.1 Wind  2.2 Seismicity  2.3 Soils  3. Forces  3.1 Code-Defined Gravity Loads  3.2 Code-Defined Vertical Force Distribution for Wind  3.3 Code-Defined Vertical Force Distribution for Seismic  3.4 Gravity Load Distribution and Takedowns  3.5 Load Combinations  3.6 Design Axial, Shear, and Bending Moments  4. Language  4.1 Force Flow  4.2 Structural Framing Plans  4.3 Structural System Elevations  5. Attributes  5.1 Strength  5.2 Serviceability  6. Characteristics  6.1 Dynamic Properties  6.2 Aerodynamics  6.3 Placement of Structural Materials  6.4 Floor-To-Floor Heights  6.5 Aspect Ratios  7. Systems  7.1 Material Quantities  7.2 Practical Limits of Structural Systems  7.3 Major System Details  8.  Nature  8.1 Screen Frames  8.2 Cores and Pre-stressed Frames  8.3 The Infinity Column  8.4 Growth Patterns  8.5 The Stayed Mast  8.6 The Perfect Tube 8.7 The Logarithmic Spiral  9. Mechanisms  9.1 Unnatural Behavior  9.2 Conventional Beam-To-Column Tests  9.3 Wood Dowels and Steel Pins  9.4 Pinned Joints  9.5 The Pin-Fuse Joint  9.6 Managing Large Seismic Movements  9.7 Combining Natural Forms and Mechanisms  10. Environment  10.1 Automobile Analogy  10.2 Conventional vs. Enhanced Seismic Systems 10.3 Reduction of Seismic Mass  10.4 The Environment Analysis Tool  10.5 Reducing Environmental Impact through Advanced Organic Theories