The Tower and the Bridge

The Tower and the Bridge
Author: David P. Billington
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-05-17
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780691236933

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An essential exploration of the engineering aesthetics of celebrated structures from long-span bridges to high-rise buildings What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to The Tower and the Bridge, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting area distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by stunning photographs, David Billington discusses the technical concerns and artistic principles underpinning the well-known projects of leading structural engineer-artists, including Othmar Ammann, Félix Candela, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, Robert Maillart, John Roebling, and many others. A classic work, The Tower and the Bridge introduces readers to the fundamental aesthetics of engineering.

The Tower and the Bridge

The Tower and the Bridge
Author: David P. Billington
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-05-17
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780691236926

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An essential exploration of the engineering aesthetics of celebrated structures from long-span bridges to high-rise buildings What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to The Tower and the Bridge, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting area distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by stunning photographs, David Billington discusses the technical concerns and artistic principles underpinning the well-known projects of leading structural engineer-artists, including Othmar Ammann, Félix Candela, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, Robert Maillart, John Roebling, and many others. A classic work, The Tower and the Bridge introduces readers to the fundamental aesthetics of engineering.

Robert Maillart s Bridges

Robert Maillart s Bridges
Author: David P. Billington
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-08-04
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780691216072

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The description for this book, Robert Maillart's Bridges: The Art of Engineering, will be forthcoming.

The Art of Structural Design

The Art of Structural Design
Author: David P. Billington,Jameson W. Doig
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2003
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0300097867

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Enth. u.a.: S. 30-73: Robert Maillart: Master of concrete forms. - S. 128-162: Heinz Isler: structural art in thin-steel concrete.

Bridges

Bridges
Author: David Blockley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-04-26
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780199645725

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Bridges are remarkable structures. Often vast, immense, and sometimes beautiful, they can be icons of cities. David Blockley explains how to read a bridge, how they stand up, and how engineers design them to be so strong. He examines the engineering problems posed by bridges, and considers their cultural, aesthetic, and historical importance.

The Art of Structural Engineering

The Art of Structural Engineering
Author: Alan Holgate
Publsiher: Edition Axel Menges
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1997
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783930698677

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Cable-nets, membrane roofs, and unique bridges are among the structures designed by Schlaich and his partners.

Bridge Engineering Handbook

Bridge Engineering Handbook
Author: Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2016
Release: 2019-09-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781000005929

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First Published in 1999: The Bridge Engineering Handbook is a unique, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference work and resource book covering the major areas of bridge engineering with the theme "bridge to the 21st century."

Wind Wizard

Wind Wizard
Author: Siobhan Roberts
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-11-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781400844708

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How the father of wind engineering helped make the world's most amazing buildings and bridges possible With Wind Wizard, Siobhan Roberts brings us the story of Alan Davenport (1932-2009), the father of modern wind engineering, who investigated how wind navigates the obstacle course of the earth's natural and built environments—and how, when not properly heeded, wind causes buildings and bridges to teeter unduly, sway with abandon, and even collapse. In 1964, Davenport received a confidential telephone call from two engineers requesting tests on a pair of towers that promised to be the tallest in the world. His resulting wind studies on New York's World Trade Center advanced the art and science of wind engineering with one pioneering innovation after another. Establishing the first dedicated "boundary layer" wind tunnel laboratory for civil engineering structures, Davenport enabled the study of the atmospheric region from the earth's surface to three thousand feet, where the air churns with turbulent eddies, the average wind speed increasing with height. The boundary layer wind tunnel mimics these windy marbled striations in order to test models of buildings and bridges that inevitably face the wind when built. Over the years, Davenport's revolutionary lab investigated and improved the wind-worthiness of the world's greatest structures, including the Sears Tower, the John Hancock Tower, Shanghai's World Financial Center, the CN Tower, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the Sunshine Skyway, and the proposed crossing for the Strait of Messina, linking Sicily with mainland Italy. Chronicling Davenport's innovations by analyzing select projects, this popular-science book gives an illuminating behind-the-scenes view into the practice of wind engineering, and insight into Davenport's steadfast belief that there is neither a structure too tall nor too long, as long as it is supported by sound wind science. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers
Author: Matthew Wells
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2005-01-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780300106794

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An investigation of thirty skyscrapers from around the world—both recently built and under construction—that explains the structural principles behind their creation

Principles of Structure Fifth Edition

Principles of Structure  Fifth Edition
Author: Ken Wyatt,Richard Hough
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-02-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780415667272

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Since its first publication in 1974, Principles of Structure has established itself at the forefront of introductory texts for students of architecture, building and project management seeking a basic understanding of the behavior and design of building structures. It provides a simple quantitative introduction to structural engineering, while also drawing connections to real buildings that are more complex. Retaining the style and format of earlier editions, this Fifth Edition brings the text and examples into alignment with international practice. It also features six new buildings from around the world, illustrating the principles described in the text. The book begins with a chapter explaining forces and their effects. Other chapters cover ties and struts, loadings, graphical statics, bracings, shears and moments, stresses, deflections, and beam design. There is also an appendix with a fuller explanation of fundamentals for readers unfamiliar with the basic concepts of geometry and statics. The book offers a unique format with right-hand pages containing text and left-hand pages containing complementary commentary including explanations and expansions of points made in the text and worked examples. This cross-referencing gives readers a range of perspectives and a deeper understanding of each topic. The simple mathematical approach and logical progression—along with the hints and suggestions, worked examples and problem sheets—give beginners straightforward access to elementary structural engineering.

Why Buildings Stand Up

Why Buildings Stand Up
Author: Mario Salvadori
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 323
Release: 1990
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0393306763

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Traces the development of architectural structure, ranging from the nomad's simple tent to the Sears Tower

Structures or Why things don t fall down

Structures or Why things don   t fall down
Author: J. Gordon
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781461590743

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I am very much aware that it is an act of extreme rashness to attempt to write an elementary book about structures. Indeed it is only when the subject is stripped of its mathematics that one begins to realize how difficult it is to pin down and describe those structural concepts which are often called' elementary'; by which I suppose we mean 'basic' or 'fundamental'. Some of the omis sions and oversimplifications are intentional but no doubt some of them are due to my own brute ignorance and lack of under standing of the subject. Although this volume is more or less a sequel to The New Science of Strong Materials it can be read as an entirely separate book in its own right. For this reason a certain amount of repetition has been unavoidable in the earlier chapters. I have to thank a great many people for factual information, suggestions and for stimulating and sometimes heated discussions. Among the living, my colleagues at Reading University have been generous with help, notably Professor W. D. Biggs (Professor of Building Technology), Dr Richard Chaplin, Dr Giorgio Jeronimidis, Dr Julian Vincent and Dr Henry Blyth; Professor Anthony Flew, Professor of Philosophy, made useful suggestions about the last chapter. I am also grateful to Mr John Bartlett, Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Brook Hospital. Professor T. P. Hughes of the University of the West Indies has been helpful about rockets and many other things besides. My secretary, Mrs Jean Collins, was a great help in times of trouble. Mrs Nethercot of Vogue was kind to me about dressmaking. Mr Gerald Leach and also many of the editorial staff of Penguins have exercised their accustomed patience and helpfulness. Among the dead, l owe a great deal to Dr Mark Pryor - lately of Trinity College, Cambridge - especially for discussions about biomechanics which extended over a period of nearly thirty years. Lastly, for reasons which must surely be obvious, l owe a humble oblation to Herodotus, once a citizen of Halicamassus.

Bridge Engineering

Bridge Engineering
Author: Demetrios Tonias,Jim J. Zhao
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2007
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780071459037

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Aimed at US audience - architects (113,000), civil engineers (228,000), and universities and colleges offering structural engineering programs. This work reflects the bridge design code changes and the newest ASCE [American Association of Civil Engineers] design methods. It uses SI units throughout for international usage.

Tall Buildings

Tall Buildings
Author: Anonyme,Guy Nordenson
Publsiher: The Museum of Modern Art
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2003
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0870700952

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The Language of Disenchantment explores how Protestant ideas about language influenced British colonial attitudes toward Hinduism and proposals for the reform of that tradition. Protestant literalism, mediated by a new textual economy of the printed book, inspired colonial critiques of Indian mythological, ritual, linguistic, and legal traditions. Central to these developments was the transposition of the Christian opposition between monotheism and polytheism or idolatry into the domain of language. Polemics against verbal idolatry - including the elevation of a scriptural canon over heathenish custom, the attack on the personifications of mythological language, and the critique of "vain repetitions" in prayers and magic spells - previously applied to Catholic and sectarian practices in Britain were now applied by colonialists to Indian linguistic practices. As a remedy for these diseases of language, the British attempted to standardize and codify Hindu traditions as a step toward both Anglicization and Christianization. The colonial understanding of a perfect language as the fulfillment of the monotheistic ideal echoed earlier Christian myths according to which the Gospel had replaced the obscure discourses of pagan oracles and Jewish ritual. By recovering the historical roots of the British re-ordering of South Asian discourses in Protestantism, Yelle challenges representations of colonialism, and of the modernity that it ushered in, as simply rational or secular.

The Structure of Design

The Structure of Design
Author: Leslie Earl Robertson
Publsiher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-05-02
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781580934299

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In The Structure of Design, Leslie Earl Robertson recounts a storied career in engineering which has generated among the most innovative and formally daring buildings of the modern era, as well as his extensive collaborations with several titans of the practice: Minoru Yamasaki, Philip Johnson, Max Abramovitz, Romaldo Giurgola, I. M. Pei, Pei Partnership, KPF, Kiyonori Kikutake, and Gunnar Birkerts. Robertson’s large-scale projects with some of the leading sculptors of the day, including Richard Serra and Beverly Pepper, display the range of this engineer’s craft. As a restless student from modest origins, Robertson’s first encounters with engineering were almost accidental, yet he would go on to be lead engineer of the landmark IBM buildings in Pittsburgh and Seattle while still in his early thirties. Immediately thereafter he embarked on what would become his most renowned project, the World Trade Center, to be followed by scores of major buildings around the world. The Structure of Design is a personal and accessible chronicle of the partnerships and problem-solving that have forged classics of modern architecture, and a privileged look at how the key discipline of engineering influences design, as told by a genius and poet of structure.