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Presents a comprehensive development of the topic of building structures, covering basic concepts and analytic fundamentals to the design of a complete structural system for a building. Treatment is mostly non-mathematicl. Sections cover applied mechanics, strength of materials, structural analysis (wood, steel, concrete, and masonry structures), the latest codes and industry data for industry design work, building foundations (including bearing and deep foundations), and design for lateral effects (designing for effects of wind and earthquakes, including design examples for a variety of bracing systems). The final section illustrates the process of designing the complete structure, presenting three buildings of differing size and usage, with alternatives for each building design. Finished design work is presented in the form of typical working drawings.
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