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This is a one-stop book for knowing everything important about building structures. Self-contained and with no prerequisites needed, it is suitable for both general readers and building professionals.
With more than 500 pages and over 1100 user-friendly diagrams, this book is a must for anyone who would like to understand the fascinating world of structures.
Reviews of the 2nd edition
‘I give this book my highest commendation’ The Structural Engineer
‘How I wish that when presented with the theory of structures Millais’ book had been available’ Professor Derek Sugden in the Architect’s Journal
‘This book has changed my thinking on the subject and made me a better engineer’ Amazon reviewer
‘If architects could be fluent in the basic language of this book, then the design of structures for tomorrow’s architecture would benefit immensely’ Ian Duncan in Structures and Buildings
about the 3rd edition Michael Dickson FREngFIStructE Hon FRIBA, Founding Partner of Buro Happold and Visiting Professor of Engineering Design at Bath University writes:
‘The new chapters of the 3rd edition build on the successful 2nd edition. Clear explanations, well supported by illustrations, cover engineering in the ground, robustness against progressive collapse and dynamic response to earthquake and extreme loading. A new chapter discusses the difference between structural design of a new structure and that for alterations or strengthening an existing one. I would strongly recommend my students to study this accessible 3rd edition as it offers a clear view of structural performance across a wide range of issues.’
Preface to the Third Edition. Introduction. 1. Loads and load paths. 2. Internal forces. 3. Structural element behaviour. 4. Advanced concepts of stress. 5. Structural materials. 6. Safe structures and failure. 7. Geometry and structural behaviour. 8. Below-ground structures. 9. Behaviour of a simple building. 10. Real structures. 11. Structural conception. 12. Structures and built form. 13. Structures in Existing Buildings. 14. A simple approach to calculations. 15. Dynamic Behaviour. 16. Progressive collapse and robustness. 17. The mathematical basis. 18. The basis for computer calculations. 19. The successful structural project. Further Reading. Index.