Preface. 1. Building Structures. 2. Structural Patterns. 3. Horizontal Spans. 4. Vertical Dimensions. 5. Lateral Stability. 6. Long-Span Structures. 7. High-Rise Structures. 8. Systems Integration. Bibliography. Index.
Francis D.K. Ching is a registered architect and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on architecture and design, all published by Wiley. His works have been translated into over sixteen languages, and are regarded as classics for their renowned graphic presentation. Barry S. Onouye is a registered engineer and Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Washington, where he teaches courses on structural design in the College of the Built Environment. He is the author of Statics and Strength of Materials for Architecture and Building Construction . Douglas Zuberbuhler is a registered architect and Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington, where he teaches architectural design. He is also Associate Dean of the College of the Built Environment.
"Ching and his co-authors show how structural systems of a building - as an integrated assembly of elements with pattern, proportions, and scale - are related to the esential aspects of architectural design; formal and spatial composition...They bring together many aspects of architectural design as an integrated reference." ( MCEER Information Service , October 2009)