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Seismic Design for Architects

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ISBN-10: 0750685506

ISBN-13: 9780750685504

Edition: 2009

Authors: Andrew Charleson

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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 Architects is a state-of-the-art summary of designing buildings where being prepared for the worst is an everyday fact of life. * Written for architects, emphasising design over analysis * Key concepts conveyed with visual material to allow architects to appreciate the design solutions available to them * Draws experience from a wide variety of national and international design codes
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Book details

List price: $76.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Earthquakes and Ground Shaking
How Buildings Resist Earthquakes
Seismic Design Approaches
Horizontal Structure
Vertical Structure
Seismic Design and Architecture
Foundations
Horizontal Configuration
Vertical Configuration
Non-structural Elements
Other Non-structural Elements
Retrofitting
Professional Collaboration and Communication
New Technologies
Urban Planning;Issues in Developing Countries
Earthquake Architecture