Why Buildings Stand up

Why Buildings Stand up

The Strength of Architecture

Book - 1990
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Between a nomad's tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the present day, including recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings: improved materials (steel, concrete, plastics), progress in antiseismic designs, and the revolutionary changes in both architectural and structural design made possible by the computer.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1990, c1980.
ISBN: 9780393306767
Branch Call Number: 624.17/Sa
Characteristics: 323 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ragus, Christopher
Hooker, Saralinda


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Apr 22, 2016

Thorough explanations using the mathematics and physics behind structural design makes for challenging reading if you are not already an engineer.


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