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Structure for Architects: A Primer [Hardcover]

Ramsey Dabby , Ashwani Bedi
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April 10 2012 047063376X 978-0470633762

An introduction to the concepts and principles of architectural structures in an easy-to-read format

Written as an easy-to-understand primer on the topic, Structure for Architects engages readers through instruction that uses a highly visual format and real-world examples to underline the key facets of structural principles that are essential to the design process. Eschewing complicated mathematics and technical jargon, Structure for Architects demystifies the subject matter by showing it in the context of everyday situations, giving architects and architectural technologists a clear understanding of how to incorporate structural principles into their designs.

Highlights of this book include:

  • A rich collection of drawings, photographs, and diagrams, spread throughout the text, which demonstrate fundamental structural concepts using everyday examples

  • An overview of structural design basics, as well as a summary of structural forms

  • A look at the design implications of steel, reinforced concrete, and wood

By providing an overall view of structures that covers the essentials of what architects and architectural technologists need to know, Structure for Architects is a valuable tool for illustrating the importance of designing with structure in mind and for learning the basics that are necessary for collaborating confidently with project team members.

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About the Author

Ramsey Dabby is Chief Architect for the New York City Fire Department and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at New York City College of Technology (CUNY). He is a registered architect in New York and New Jersey with forty years of architectural experience in the private and public sectors.

Ashwani Bedi is a Structural Engineer with the New York City Department of Design and Construction and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Structures at both New York City College of Technology (CUNY) and New York University. In addition to being a professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland, he is also a Chartered Engineer in India. He has more than twenty years of varied engineering experience with acclaimed national and international consulting firms in the fields of structural design, CAD, and computer-aided analysis.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars Sept. 16 2014
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Learned more from this book then from my damn professor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book March 19 2013
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Very good book. Easy to understand and clearly written. The writers did a good job of conveying the message so that we understood it clearly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for students Jan. 30 2013
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A clear, easily understood text, perfect for the student being exposed to Structural Design for the first time. Explanations and diagrams provide a clarity rarely found in technical publications. If you are interested in architectural structure this is the perfect guide for the layman or professional.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Helpful for Architects Sept. 6 2012
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Took a course taught by Ashwani for the Structural Systems portion of the ARE exam. The instruction during the course was fantastic. As a soon to be registered architect, not only did I feel well prepared for the exam, but I also feel much more confident in my career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book March 12 2014
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I was struggling with this subject matter under a professor that insisted on using complicated methods. Use this book and you'll survive structures.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book! Loved Dabby as a professor. Jan. 10 2014
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This was the clearest presentation of Structures for architecture students that I had found among several different texts. Some were more calculus-based, which works for some, but this was conceptually based and conducive to visual learning. I had him as professor and absolutely loved the class but unfortunately lost the book to a borrower who never returned it.
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