Structural Applications of Steel Cables for Buildings (ASCE/SEI 19-10)

Structural Applications of Steel Cables for Buildings, ASCE/SEI 19-10, is a complete update of ASCE Standard 19-96. It provides requirements for the structural design, construction contract documents, fabrication, and installation of cables for use as structural elements for the support and bracing of buildings and other cable-supported structures not subject to vehicle loads, excepting guyed electrical transmission towers. This new ...

Recommendations for Seismic Design of Hybrid Coupled Wall Systems

Hybrid Coupled Wall (HCW) systems are lateral-force-resisting systems composed of reinforced concrete walls coupled by steel beams. Extensive research has shown that HCW systems possess the necessary combination of stiffness, strength, and toughness for application in regions of moderate to high seismicity. ""Recommendations for Seismic Design of Hybrid Coupled Wall Systems"" synthesizes the existing information into helpful recommen...

Hydraulic Design of Labyrinth Weirs

A labyrinth weir is a series of duckbill spillways for controlling the flow of water over a dam or channel. This slim volume compares the crest shapes used on weirs, identifies considerations for designing downstream chutes and dealing with sedimentation, explores general guidelines for parameter selection, and offers an Excel spreadsheet for performing calculations. The advanced level of the book makes it most appropriate for practi...

"Construire soi-même sa piscine"

Construire soi-même sa piscine ? C'est possible ! Mais quels produits choisir, quelles solutions adopter ? Quelles techniques mettre en oeuvre, pour quel budget et quel planning ? Et, surtout, une fois ces choix réalisés, comment les appliquer ? L'auteur de cet ouvrage Jean-Philippe Foray a décidé de mettre à profit ses compétences de bricoleurs en réalisant sa propre piscine. Après s'être lui-même lancé dans cette aventure d'autocon...

Computing the Environment

Computing the Environment presents practical workflows and guidance for designers to get feedback on their design using digital design tools on environmental performance. Starting with an extensive state-of-the-art survey of what top international offices are currently using in their design projects, this book presents detailed descriptions of the tools, algorithms, and workflows used and discusses the theories that underlie these me...

Architectural Invention in Renaissance Rome

Villa Madama, Raphael's late masterwork of architecture, landscape, and decoration for the Medici popes, is a paradigm of the Renaissance villa. The creation of this important, unfinished complex provides a remarkable case study for the nature of architectural invention. Drawing on little known poetry describing the villa while it was on the drawing board, as well as ground plans, letters, and antiquities once installed there, Yvonne...

Portuguese Style and Luso-African Identity

In this detailed history of domestic architecture in West Africa, Peter Mark shows how building styles are closely associated with social status and ethnic identity. Mark documents the ways in which local architecture was transformed by long-distance trade and complex social and cultural interactions between local Africans, African traders from the interior, and the Portuguese explorers and traders who settled in the Senegambia regio...

Building Envelope and Interior Finishes Databook

A one-stop resource for residential or commercial construction projects, Construction Building Envelope and Interior Finishes Databook gives you instant access to hundreds of tables, specifications, charts, diagrams, and illustrations covering materials and components most frequently used on a typical job. In easy-to-understand language, construction pro Sidney M. Levy covers: *Interior metal stud specifications, design data and typi...

Anna Anguissola - Intimità a Pompei. Riservatezza, condivisione e prestigio negli ambienti ad alcova di Pompei

This book revolves around the shaping of Roman domestic space and the cultural issues of privacy and representativeness. At the core is a set of lavish rooms where layout, architecture and dècor bespeak the presence of one or two beds suitable for sleep or daytime rest. For such issues the city of Pompeii provides a rare case in point, due to the extraordinary concentration and nuanced readability of contextual archaeological data. C...

Histories of the Immediate Present

How the different narratives of four historians of architectural modernism―Emil Kaufmann, Colin Rowe, Reyner Banham, and Manfredo Tafuri―advanced specific versions of modernism. Architecture, at least since the beginning of the twentieth century, has suspended historical references in favor of universalized abstraction. In the decades after the Second World War, when architectural historians began to assess the legacy of the avant-ga...