1st Edition

Structural Competency for Architects

By Hollee Hitchcock Becker Copyright 2015
    338 Pages 318 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    352 Pages 318 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Structural Competency for Architects is a comprehensive volume covering topics from structural systems and typologies to statics, strength of materials, and component design. The book includes everything you need to know about structures for the design of components, as well as the logic for design of structural patterns, and selection of structural typologies.

    Organized into six key modules, each chapter includes examples, problems, and labs, along with an answer key available on our website, so that you learn the fundamentals. Structural Competency for Architects will also help you pass your registration examinations.

    Introduction  Part 1: Statics and Strengths of Materials  1. Finding Reactions  2. Bar Forces in Trusses  3. Statics in Simple  4. Shear and Moment in Beams  5. Load Tracing  6. Simple Stress and Strain  7. Shear and Flexure in Beams  8. Deflection in Beams  9. Design of Beams  10. Design of Columns  Part 2: Structural Design Principles  11. Structural Patterns  12. Design Loads  13. Horizontal Framing Systems  14. Lateral Bracing Systems  15. Structural Typology  Part 3: Wood Design  16. Dimensional Lumber Design  17. Timber Design  18. Glue-Laminated Lumber Design  Part 4: Steel Design  19. Wood connections  20. Steel Beam Design  21. Design of steel compression members  22. Steel Tension Design  23. Steel Baseplates  24. Steel Connections  Part 5: Concrete Design  25. Concrete Beam Design  26. Concrete Slab Design  27. Doubly Reinforced beams and T-beams  28. Shear and deflection in Concrete Beams  29. Concrete Columns  30. Development Length  31. Concrete Walls  32. Footings  33. Precast and Prestressed Concrete  Part 6: Masonry and Alternate Materials  34. Masonry Design  35. Alternate Structural Materials  Conclusion  Appendix  Index


    Hollee Hitchcock Becker is an Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where she teaches Structures and Environmental Design. With a BSCE in engineering and a Masters of Architecture, as well as a 30-year career in engineering, business and education, she understands the differences in learning styles between architects and engineers.

    'Architects learn structural calculations in school, but have little opportunity to practice those skills in daily work. Becker's book is the clearest text I have seen to help practicing architects remember "How do I do that?" Structural Competency for Architects offers step-by-step instructions to address all the common structural design tasks involved in typical buildings.' - Jeremy Fretts, Senior Project Architect, Niles Bolton Associates

    'This is a comprehensive text that addresses every aspect of structural design in one volume [...] It is a welcome addition to the literature of structure in architecture.' - Deborah Oakley, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of Nevada