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Classic Wood Structures

Author : William M. Bulleit
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Wood has been used in a wide range of structural applications. When properly maintained, these structures can have a useful life from 50 years to several centuries. This publication presents both the history and design of these various structures, and describes structures, such as Tacoma Dome and the Air Force Trestle.

Wood Structures

Author : Stephen J. Kelley
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Reports on issues surrounding efforts to preserve wooden architecture of Europe and the former Soviet Union, dealing with braced frame, balloon, and log structures, and presents lessons learned for the future of preservation of the wood heritage in North America. Several papers detail the condition

Twentieth Century Building Materials

Author : Thomas C. Jester
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Over the concluding decades of the twentieth century, the historic preservation community increasingly turned its attention to modern buildings, including bungalows from the 1930s, gas stations and diners from the 1940s, and office buildings and architectural homes from the 1950s. Conservation efforts, however, were often hampered by a lack of technical information about the products used in these structures, and to fill this gap Twentieth-Century Building Materials was developed by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service and first published in 1995. Now, this invaluable guide is being reissued—with a new preface by the book’s original editor. With more than 250 illustrations, including a full-color photographic essay, the volume remains an indispensable reference on the history and conservation of modern building materials. Thirty-seven essays written by leading experts offer insights into the history, manufacturing processes, and uses of a wide range of materials, including glass block, aluminum, plywood, linoleum, and gypsum board. Readers will also learn about how these materials perform over time and discover valuable conservation and repair techniques. Bibliographies and sources for further research complete the volume. The book is intended for a wide range of conservation professionals including architects, engineers, conservators, and material scientists engaged in the conservation of modern buildings, as well as scholars in related disciplines.

Wood in Civil Engineering

Author : Giovanna Concu
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Wood is a natural building material: if used in building elements, it can play structural, functional and aesthetic roles at the same time. The use of wood in buildings, which goes back to the oldest of times, is now experiencing a period of strong expansion in virtue of the sustainable dimension of wood buildings from the environmental, economic and social standpoints. However, its use as an engineering material calls for constant development of theoretical and experimental research to respond properly to the issues involved in this. In the single chapters written by experts in different fields, the book aims to contribute to knowledge in the application of wood in the building industry.

Design for Earthquakes

Author : James Ambrose
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This accessible guide to seismic design examines what earthquakes do to buildings and what can be done to improve building response to earthquakes. International examples and photographs are included as important learning aids in understanding the effects of earthquakes on structures.

Simplified Design of Wood Structures

Author : James Ambrose
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SIMPLIFIED DESIGN of WOOD STRUCTURES Architecture Newly updated—the most accessible, thorough introduction to the basics of wood structure design No architect’s education would be complete without a basic understanding of how structures respond to the action of forces and how these forces affect the performance of various building material (wood, steel, concrete, etc.). In continuous publication for over sixty years, this standard guide to structural design with wood has now been updated to include current design practices, standards, and consideration of new wood products. Written to be easily understood by readers with limited experience in engineering mechanics, structural analysis, or advanced mathematics, the book now features: Consideration of the LRFD method of structural design in addition to the ASD method Updated coverage conforming to current building codes, design practices, and industry standards Expanded treatment of wood products beyond sawn lumber More examples and a wider sweep of systems and products Equally suited to classroom use or independent study, Simplified Design of Wood Structures, Sixth Edition stands as a valuable resource that no architect or builder should be without. The Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides has been providing simple, concise solutions to common structural and environmental design problems for more than seven decades.

Design of Wood Structures ASD LRFD

Author : Donald Breyer
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The leading text and reference on wood design, updated to include the latest codes and data Continued the sterling standard set by earlier editions, this indispensable reference leads you through the complete design of a wood structure (except for the foundation), following the same sequence used in the actual design/construction process.

Low Carbon Energy Supply Technologies and Systems

Author : Atul Sharma
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Future energy technologies must embrace and achieve sustainability by displacing fossil carbon-intensive energy consumption or capture/reuse/sequester fossil carbon. This book provides a deeper knowledge on individual low (and zero) carbon technologies in a comprehensive way, covering details of recent developments on these technologies in different countries. It also covers materials and processes involved in energy generation, transmission, distribution, storage, policies, and so forth, including solar electrical; thermal systems; energy from biomass and biofuels; energy transmission, distribution, and storage; and buildings using energy-efficient lighting.

Design of Wood Structures

Author : Donald E. Breyer
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Introduces engineers, technologists, and architects to the design of wood structures, serving either as a text for a course in timber design or as a reference for self-study. A large number of practical design examples are provided throughout. This edition (2nd, 1988) integrates the new wood design criteria published in the 1991 National Design Specification for Wood Construction and the new seismic design requirements which are included in the 1988 and 1991 editions of the Uniform Building Code. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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