Seismic Design for Architects
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Architects across the world have to design buildings that need to comply with strict seismic codes. All too often the need to comply with the code is put ahead of the design of the building, resulting in dull and functional architecture. Andrew Charleson's book shows how to make structural requirements an integral part of the architectural design process, not an add-on. Using non-technical language and detailed illustrations Charleson shows how achieving structural standards need not limit the scope for architectural innovation and high design standards in seismically active zones. With enough theory to satisfy architects without swamping them in technical data, Seismic Design for…
Copyright year: 2009
Publication date: 9/12/2008
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Earthquakes and Ground Shaking|
|How Buildings Resist Earthquakes|
|Seismic Design Approaches|
|Seismic Design and Architecture|
|Other Non-structural Elements|
|Professional Collaboration and Communication|
|Urban Planning;Issues in Developing Countries|