Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats

Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats
  • Author : Donald Langmead,Christine Garnaut
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2001-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781576071120

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Encyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats presents more than 200 achievements in architecture and structural engineering in all the inhabited continents, from prehistory to the present. * 200+ A–Z, fully cross-referenced entries on fascinating structures such as Angkor Wat, a Cambodian temple complex that remains the largest religious monument ever constructed * A wealth of illustrations covering diverse topics such as dams, agrarian terracing, cathedrals, temples, bridges, monuments, palaces, skyscrapers, aqueducts, and highway systems * Numerous photographs of world famous structures such as the Taj Mahal and the Pont du Gard, and lesser known wonders such as Nazca Lines in Peru depicting a 300 foot long monkey * A glossary of explanations for many architectural and engineering terms used around the globe

Constructions

Constructions
  • Author : Michael Hensel,Christian Hermansen Cordua
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2015-05-04
  • ISBN : 9781118700570

Constructions Book Review:

The current trend for constructing experimental structures is now an international phenomenon. It has been taken up worldwide by design professionals, researchers, educators and students alike. There exist, however, distinct and significant tendencies within this development that require further investigation. This issue of AD takes on this task by examining one of the most promising trajectories in this area, the rise of intensely local architectures. In his seminal essay of 1983, Kenneth Frampton redefined Critical Regionalism by calling for an intensely local approach to architectural design. Today, Frampton’s legacy is regaining relevance for a specific body of work in practice and education focused on the construction of experimental structures. Could this ultimately provide the seeds for a compelling and alternative approach to sustainable design? Contributors include: Barbara Ascher, Peter Buchanan, Karl Otto Ellefsen, David Jolly Monge, Lisbet Harboe, David Leatherbarrow, Areti Markopoulou, Philip Nobel, Rodrigo Rubio, Søren S Sørensen, Defne Sunguroðlu Hensel. Featured practices: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Rintala Eggertsson, SHoP, Studio Mumbai, TYIN tegnestue.

The Engineering of Medieval Cathedrals

The Engineering of Medieval Cathedrals
  • Author : Lynn T. Courtenay
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 399
  • Relase : 2016-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781351890687

The Engineering of Medieval Cathedrals Book Review:

The great cathedrals and churches of the medieval West continue to awe. How were they built, and why do they remain standing? What did their builders know about what they were doing? These questions have given rise to considerable controversy, which is fully reflected in the papers selected here. The first section of the book is concerned with the medieval builders and their design methods; the second focuses on engineering issues in the context of the infamous collapse of the choir at Beauvais in 1284. The following papers extend the analysis into the 15th century, looking for example at Brunelleschi’s dome for Florence Cathedral, and deal with the often neglected structures of roofs, towers and spires.

Applied Mechanics Reviews

Applied Mechanics Reviews
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112046051295

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History of Construction Cultures Volume 1

History of Construction Cultures Volume 1
  • Author : João Mascarenhas-Mateus,Ana Paula Pires
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1535
  • Relase : 2021-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781000468786

History of Construction Cultures Volume 1 Book Review:

History of Construction Cultures Volume 1 contains papers presented at the 7ICCH – Seventh International Congress on Construction History, held at the Lisbon School of Architecture, Portugal, from 12 to 16 July, 2021. The conference has been organized by the Lisbon School of Architecture (FAUL), NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Portuguese Society for Construction History Studies and the University of the Azores. The contributions cover the wide interdisciplinary spectrum of Construction History and consist on the most recent advances in theory and practical case studies analysis, following themes such as: - epistemological issues; - building actors; - building materials; - building machines, tools and equipment; - construction processes; - building services and techniques ; -structural theory and analysis ; - political, social and economic aspects; - knowledge transfer and cultural translation of construction cultures. Furthermore, papers presented at thematic sessions aim at covering important problematics, historical periods and different regions of the globe, opening new directions for Construction History research. We are what we build and how we build; thus, the study of Construction History is now more than ever at the centre of current debates as to the shape of a sustainable future for humankind. Therefore, History of Construction Cultures is a critical and indispensable work to expand our understanding of the ways in which everyday building activities have been perceived and experienced in different cultures, from ancient times to our century and all over the world.

Fabricate 2014

Fabricate 2014
  • Author : Fabio Gramazio,Matthias Kohler,Silke Langenberg
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Pages : 315
  • Relase : 2017-08-24
  • ISBN : 9781787352148

Fabricate 2014 Book Review:

FABRICATE is an international peer reviewed conference that takes place every three years with a supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication. Discussing the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century, FABRICATE brings together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. Discussion on key themes includes: how digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities from component to building scales, the difficult gap that exists between digital modelling and its realisation, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts. FABRICATE features cutting-edge built work from both academia and practice, making it a unique event that attracts delegates from all over the world. FABRICATE 2011, 2014 and 2017 are now all available to download free from UCL Press.

Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings

Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings
  • Author : PEB Robson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 411
  • Relase : 2015-11-17
  • ISBN : 9781317741886

Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings Book Review:

This book will be of interest to everyone involved in the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of traditional buildings. Its purpose is to promote the successful structural repair of masonry, timber and unfired earth. The book begins by explaining how traditional structures work and how they are affected by the behaviour of the soil that supports them. It goes on to explain how the structural design of buildings has to cope with uncertainty. Techniques for doing so are well established for new buildings, but the viewpoint changes when existing buildings need to be repaired or refurbished. The most common sources of structural damage are listed. The more serious and progressive ones are described in detail, as an aid to diagnosis and prognosis. An understanding of prognosis enables repairers to decide whether urgent intervention is necessary or whether the problem can be allowed to run its course. A straightforward method is proposed for arriving at the most suitable remedy. Several typical repairs are illustrated. The book covers many allied topics, including the principles of conservation, health and safety and preventative maintenance. A chapter is devoted to the special needs of insured perils.

Skeleton Construction in Buildings

Skeleton Construction in Buildings
  • Author : William Harvey Birkmire
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 1905
  • ISBN : UCAL:B5046198

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Before and After the End of Time

Before and After the End of Time
  • Author : Christine Hunnikin Smith,Harvard University. Department of Architecture
  • Publisher : George Braziller
  • Pages : 136
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : UOM:39015051576547

Before and After the End of Time Book Review:

Publication to accompany an exhibition held in two sections : at the Fogg Art Museum "(Traditional Materials') and at the Graduate School of Design ("Contemporary Materials') , Harvard University, Aug. 26, 2000-Jan. 23, 2001.

Construction

Construction
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1910
  • ISBN : IOWA:31858045238023

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Construction

Construction
  • Author : Ivan S. Macdonald,Robert Craik McLean,Frederick Reed,M. B. Toutloff
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1910
  • ISBN : UOM:39015013158012

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The Art of the Stonemason

The Art of the Stonemason
  • Author : Ian Cramb
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2021-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780811769877

The Art of the Stonemason Book Review:

Author Ian Cramb was a fifth-generation stonemason who relied on traditional methods to create and restore beautiful stone structures. In this do-it-yourself manual for homeowners, masonry contractors, and restoration specialists, Cramb drew on his fifty years of life experience in the craft to cover restoration techniques for historic structures in the U.S. and Britain. The book covers various types of stone, stone-cutting, and traditional mortar mixes for walls, foundations, and buildings.

The Building News and Engineering Journal

The Building News and Engineering Journal
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1859
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112004352867

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Mason's work

Mason's work
  • Author : Frank Eugene Kidder
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 1902
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4296001

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Mason's work. 6th ed. 1903

Mason's work. 6th ed. 1903
  • Author : Frank Eugene Kidder
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 1900
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3125506

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Engineers

Engineers
  • Author : Matthew Wells
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2010-03-04
  • ISBN : 9781134343256

Engineers Book Review:

This innovative new book presents the vast historical sweep of engineering innovation and technological change to describe and illustrate engineering design and what conditions, events, cultural climates and personalities have brought it to its present state. Matthew Wells covers topics based on an examination of paradigm shifts, the contribution of individuals, important structures and influential disasters to show approaches to the modern concept of structure. By demonstrating the historical context of engineering, Wells has created a guide to design like no other, inspirational for both students and practitioners working in the fields of architecture and engineering.

Building: 3,000 Years of Design, Engineering and Construction

Building: 3,000 Years of Design, Engineering and Construction
  • Author : Bill Addis,William Addis,ert
  • Publisher : Phaidon
  • Pages : 650
  • Relase : 2007-03-19
  • ISBN : UOM:49015003394153

Building: 3,000 Years of Design, Engineering and Construction Book Review:

"Building: 3000 Years of Design, Engineering, and Construction traces the history of modern building engineering in the Western world from ancient times to the present, bringing to life the key people, buildings, and concepts that have influenced engineering and architecture over the millennia. This comprehensive and heavily illustrated volume documents the classic texts, instruments, materials, and theories that have propelled modern engineering, and the famous and not-so-famous buildings that have resulted through the ages, from the Parthenon to Chartres Cathedral and the dome of St. Peter's, from eighteenth-century silk and cotton mills in England to the Crystal Palace, and from the first Chicago high-rises to the Sydney Opera House and the "green" skyscrapers of today." "Organized chronologically in nine chapters, Building focuses on the specific innovations and geographic centers of activity that defined each period in engineering history. Each chapter concentrates on the famous characters and unsung heroes of engineering history." "Accompanying the narrative text are more than 750 color and black-and-white photographs, archival plans and drawings, and original technical diagrams, many from rare and specialized sources around the world. Sidebars highlight key developments, including the slide rule, the evolution of the structural frame, and the glass facade; major texts such as De Architecture by Vitruvius, and brief histories of key concepts such as calculus. Also included in the book are extensivereference materials: timelines, appendices, a glossary, notes, bibliography, and a guide to further reading."--BOOK JACKET.

The Inland Architect and News Record

The Inland Architect and News Record
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1905
  • ISBN : UOM:39015009401277

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Engineering and Contracting

Engineering and Contracting
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1150
  • Relase : 1910
  • ISBN : UCAL:C2620102

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The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer

The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1899
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101065561159

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