Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems

Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite

Addresses the Question Frequently Proposed to the Designer by Architects: "Can We Do This? Offering guidance on how to use code-based procedures while at the same time providing an understanding of why provisions are necessary, Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems methodically explores the structural behavior of steel, concrete, and composite members and systems. This text establishes the notion that design is a creative process, and not just an execution of framing proposals. It cultivates imaginative approaches by presenting examples specifically related to essential building codes and standards. Tying together precision and accuracy―it also bridges the gap between two design approaches―one based on initiative skill and the other based on computer skill. The book explains loads and load combinations typically used in building design, explores methods for determining design wind loads using the provisions of ASCE 7-10, and examines wind tunnel procedures. It defines conceptual seismic design, as the avoidance or minimization of problems created by the effects of seismic excitation. It introduces the concept of performance-based design (PBD). It also addresses serviceability considerations, prediction of tall building motions, damping devices, seism...

  • ASIN: 146655620X

The Sustainable Tall Building: A Design Primer

The Sustainable Tall Building: A Design

The Sustainable Tall Building: A Design Primer is an accessible and highly illustrated guide, which primes those involved in the design and research of tall buildings to dramatically improve their performance. Using a mixture of original research and analysis, best-practice design thinking and a detailed look at exemplar case studies, author Philip Oldfield takes the reader through the architectural ideas, engineering strategies and cutting-edge technologies that are available to the tall building design team. The book takes a global perspective, examining high-rise design in different climates, cultures and contexts. It considers common functions such as high-rise housing and offices, to more radical designs such as vertical farming and vertical cemeteries. Innovation is provided by examining not only the environmental performance of tall buildings but also their social sustainability, guiding the reader through strategies to create successful communities at height. The book starts by critically appraising the sustainability of tall building architecture past and present, before demonstrating innovative ways for future tall buildings to be designed. These include themes such as climatically responsive architecture, siting a tall building in the city, zero-carbon towers, sky...

  • ASIN: 1138905941

163 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Learning Set for Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old Boys & Girls by Brickyard | Best Kids Toy | Creative Games & Fun Activity

163 Piece STEM Toys Kit | Educational Construction

SUPPORTS STEM EDUCATIONDesigned to enhance your children's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math skills. Improve your kids' imagination and creativity by challenging them to build anything they can imagine! Our educational building blocks grow with your child, too! We include a large, full-color guide with 42 designs your kids can build, starting from easy for younger kids to advanced designs for older kids.75% MORE PIECES THAN OTHER SIMILAR SETS, UP TO 6 PLAYERS CAN PLAY AT THE SAME TIMEWe give you MORE blocks, MORE wrenches, MORE movable wheels, MORE plates, and MORE nuts & bolts than any other set.GIFT A TOY THAT ENCOURAGES YOUR CHILD TO LEARN THROUGH PLAYSpecially created to help your child develop hand-eye coordination, master fine motor skills, improve logical thinking, & boost vital problem solving skills. Also promotes the importance of teamwork & collaboration, builds social skills, supports creativity, and improves imagination through interactive play.HASSLE-FREE ENJOYMENT GUARANTEEDOur STEM Kits are easy to wash and come with a storage box for easy cleanups. Our blocks are certified Phthalate, Lead, Cadmium, and BPA-free. We invested in rigorous lab tests to make sure your kids are 100% safe from harmful chemicals.NEW SUPERIOR DESIGNS GIVE YOU MORE WAYS TO PLAYOur...

  • Brand: Brickyard Building Blocks
  • ASIN: B075N8W9VK
  • UPC: 654329556801

Tall Building Foundation Design

Tall Building Foundation

This book provides a comprehensive guide to the design of foundations for tall buildings. After a general review of the characteristics of tall buildings, various foundation options are discussed followed by the general principles of foundation design as applied to tall buildings. Considerable attention is paid to the methods of assessment of the geotechnical design parameters, as this is a critical component of the design process. A detailed treatment is then given to foundation design for various conditions, including ultimate stability, serviceability, ground movements, dynamic loadings and seismic loadings. Basement wall design is also addressed. The last part of the book deals with pile load testing and foundation performance measurement, and finally, the description of a number of case histories. A feature of the book is the emphasis it places on the various stages of foundation design: preliminary, detailed and final, and the presentation of a number of relevant methods of design associated with each stage.

  • ASIN: 113874803X

Construction Technology for Tall Buildings (Fifth Edition)

Construction Technology for Tall Buildings (Fifth

This 5th edition covers the latest practices and processes of various alternative methods for the construction of tall buildings from foundation to roof. The text progresses through the stages of site investigation, excavation and earthmoving, foundation construction, basement construction, structural systems for the superstructure, site and material handling, wall and floor construction, external wall and roof construction. The planning, safety and environmental considerations, methods, materials, equipment, and construction sequence of the various proprietary systems for each of these respectively stages are discussed. The target readers are practitioners and students in building and construction professions including architecture, engineering, project and facilities management, building and construction management, real estate, quantity and land surveying.

  • ASIN: 9813220686

Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary Buildings -- Revised and Updated

Skyscrapers: A History of the World's Most Extraordinary

A landmark bestseller, Skyscrapers is the unique colossal celebration of the world's most significant and striking super-structures that "captivates the eye, mind and imagination," writes The New York Times.Uniquely designed to showcase the full color images of these tall buildings, Skyscrapers explores the architecture, engineering, and cultural impact of more than 60 skyline defining buildings, including One World Trade Center, Burj Dubai, the Empire State Building, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Petronas Towers, the Tribune Tower, the Shard, and the Shanghai Tower.Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative profile has stunning photos of the defining features, building plans, diagrams, the historical background, and technological information.Opening with a fascinating interview with master architect, Adrian Smith, Skyscrapers also includes in-depth looks at compelling topics in skyscraper design, including visionary cities and cutting-edge materials that help make these structures green.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1579129420

PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional

PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles

Creativity Beyond Imagination! Learning by Playing! Inspirational: Fun and entertaining, perfect educational presents for school age children that will never go out of style. Recreational: Entertaining for single or multiple parties, great for parent-to-child bonding with hours of fun quality time. Easy to construct and easy to put away for storage. Educational: Learning is Fun! It's never too early to start developing kids creativity at a young age, PicassoTiles inspire youngsters learning by playing, children will acquire a strong sense of colors, geometrical shapes including 3D forms, number counts, magnetic polarity, architectural design as well as creativity which is the key factor to success in today's ever-changing environment. Give the youngsters a head start. Unconventional: Unlike typical toys, each piece of tiles can be replaced and more tiles can always be added to build objects as big as desired. Dream Big and Build Big! No limitations, scalable to build as big as desired by adding more pieces and various shapes. PicassoTiles in colossol styles. Encourage creativity which is the key factor to success in today's ever changing environments. In The Box -8 x large squares (6" x 6") -46 x small squares (3" x 3") -20 x small triangles (3" x 3") -12 x medium (righ...

  • Brand: PicassoTiles
  • ASIN: B00AU56C5W
  • UPC: 617629992564

Preliminary Design of High-Rise Buildings in Non-Seismic Regions

Preliminary Design of High-Rise Buildings in Non-Seismic

High-rise buildings continue to be built in increasing numbers throughout the world. However, they quickly become impractically expensive if structural needs are not considered early. Similarly attempting to build an irrational design can waste a lot of money. It has been said that 50% of the cost of the structural frame costs are affected by preliminary design, whereas detailed design (e.g. refinement of reinforcement in a reinforced concrete structure) affects a small percentage only. This book discusses what should be considered at the preliminary design stage of a high-rise. The information can also be used in the checking of designs produced by computer. The focus is on European design practice. The discussion includes the following: the origin of lateral loads; vortex shedding, lateral load resisting systems; effect of wind load on tall buildings; construction tolerances; shear wall layouts; basic acceleration limits; the importance of the P-delta phenomenon. Gravity systems for high-rises are no different to those of low-rise buildings so little time is spent discussing these. Although tall buildings are commonly constructed using steel or composite construction, this book focuses on concrete buildings as they are especially challenging to design. A case study is presented...

  • ASIN: 1497399890

Damping Technologies for Tall Buildings: Theory, Design Guidance and Case Studies

Damping Technologies for Tall Buildings: Theory, Design Guidance

Damping Technologies for Tall Buildings provides practical advice on the selection, design, installation and testing of damping systems. Richly illustrated with images and schematics, this book presents expert commentary on different damping systems, giving readers a way to accurately compare between different device categories and gain and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each. In addition, the book covers their economical and sustainability implications. Case studies are included to provide a direct understanding on the possible applications of each device category. Provides an expert guide on the selection and deployment of the various types of damping technologiesDrawn from extensive contributions from international experts and research projects that represent the current state-of-the-art and design in damping technologies Includes 25+ real case studies collected with very detailed information on damping design, installation, testing and other building implications

  • ASIN: 0128159634

PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards - Creativity beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational, Conventional

PicassoTiles 60 Piece Set 60pcs Magnet Building Tiles

Picasso Tiles ¨ 60 piece set Magnet Building Tiles Clear 3D color Magnetic Building Blocks - Creativity beyond Imagination! Inspirational: Fun and entertaining, perfect educational presents for school age children that will never go out of style - Recreational: Entertaining for single or multiple parties, great for parent-to-child bonding with hours of fun quality time. Easy to construct and easy to put away for storage. - Educational: Learning is Fun! It's never too early to start developing kids creativity at a young age, Picasso Tiles inspire youngsters learning by playing, children will acquire a strong sense of colors, geometrical shapes including 3D forms, number counts, magnetic polars, as well as the creativity which is the key factor to success in today's ever changing environment. Give the youngsters a head start. - Unconventional: Unlike typical toys, each piece of tiles can be replaced and more tiles can always be added to build objects as big as desired. What's in the box - 4 x large square (6\" x 6\") - 24 x small square (3\" x 3\") - 18 x small triangular (3\" x 3\") - 8 x medium triangular (3\" x 4\") - 6 x tall triangular (3\" x 5.5\")

  • Brand: Picasso Tiles
  • ASIN: B00APVXSM6
  • UPC: 617629992557

The Space Between: Urban Places, Public Spaces & Tall Buildings

The Space Between: Urban Places, Public Spaces &

It is becoming increasingly accepted that greater urban density is required to achieve more sustainable patterns of life, in order to reduce energy consumption and thus combat climate change. The concentration of people in denser cities sharing space, infrastructure, and facilities offers much greater energy efficiency than the expanded horizontal city, which requires more land usage as well as higher energy expenditure to facilitate infrastructure and mobility. However, the full implications of this push to greater density, especially vertical density, are not fully understood, and cities around the world including both emerging and established skyscraper cities are grappling with the question of how to move towards greater height and density while still maintaining a high quality of life.As the world population continues to densify, the need for urban amenities becomes amplified; cities must increasingly buffer or compensate for an expanding urban population. The development of open spaces of various scales will help offset the effects of neighborhoods increasingly filled with tall buildings. This CTBUH Technical Guide analyzes how to approach urban habitat adjoining tall buildings, highlighting case studies of open spaces at varying scales to help readers understand the ingred...

  • ASIN: 0939493578

LEGO Architecture 21030 United States Capitol Building Kit (1032 Piece)

LEGO Architecture 21030 United States Capitol Building Kit

Build a LEGO brick model of one of the world's most architecturally impressive and symbolically important structures. Located in Washington DC, the United States Capitol is a magnificent example of neoclassical architecture covering more than 1.5 million square feet and with over 600 rooms and miles of corridors. The building that we see today is the result of several major periods of construction that have taken place since president George Washington first laid the cornerstone on September 18, 1793. With over 1,000 building blocks, this meticulously detailed LEGO Architecture interpretation of the U.S. Capitol focuses on the structure's striking white, columned facade with its famous steps and lawns, and features a removable dome for access to a detailed interior depicting the famous National Statuary Hall, complete with columns, statues and tiled floor.

  • Brand: LEGO
  • ASIN: B01CVGV5H2
  • UPC: 780116964563

Design and Analysis of Tall and Complex Structures

Design and Analysis of Tall and Complex

The design of tall buildings and complex structures involves challenging activities, including: scheme design, modelling, structural analysis and detailed design. This book provides structural designers with a systematic approach to anticipate and solve issues for tall buildings and complex structures. This book begins with a clear and rigorous exposition of theories behind designing tall buildings. After this is an explanation of basic issues encountered in the design process. This is followed by chapters concerning the design and analysis of tall building with different lateral stability systems, such as MRF, shear wall, core, outrigger, bracing, tube system, diagrid system and mega frame. The final three chapters explain the design principles and analysis methods for complex and special structures. With this book, researchers and designers will find a valuable reference on topics such as tall building systems, structure with complex geometry, Tensegrity structures, membrane structures and offshore structures.Numerous worked-through examples of existing prestigious projects around the world (such as Jeddah Tower, Shanghai Tower, and Petronas Tower etc.) are provided to assist the reader’s understanding of the topicProvides the latest modelling methods in design such as BIM an...

  • ASIN: 0081010184

K'NEX Imagine - Power and Play Motorized Building Set - 529 Pieces - Ages 7 and Up - Construction Educational Toy

K'NEX Imagine - Power and Play Motorized Building

Power up and create moving wow with the K'NEX imagine power & play 50 23012 motorized building set. This set brings your models to life with a motor and over 525 classic scale K'NEX rods and connectors to build and move anything you can imagine. Using the included step-by-step color-coded instructions to build 50 different models. Half of them include the motor for life-like movement! models range in difficulty so any level Builder can succeed in creating a carousel, rescue chopper, basketball game and more! and once the Builder is done, use the re-usable storage container for builds in progress, or to hold the K'NEX rods and connectors. Most models can be built one at a time. Recommended for builders 7 and up. Motor requires 2 "AA" batteries which are not included. K'NEX is committed to American design and manufacturing and all rods and connectors are responsibly made at a landfill-free, zero-waste facility in hatfield, Pennsylvania.

  • Color: Varies By Model
  • Brand: K'NEX
  • ASIN: B06Y483TG2
  • UPC: 744476230126

Performance-Based Seismic Design for Tall Buildings

Performance-Based Seismic Design for Tall

Performance-Based Seismic Design (PBSD) is a structural design methodology that has become more common in urban centers around the world, particularly for the design of high-rise buildings. The primary benefit of PBSD is that it substantiates exceptions to prescribed code requirements, such as height limits applied to specific structural systems, and allows project teams to demonstrate higher performance levels for structures during a seismic event. However, the methodology also involves significantly more effort in the analysis and design stages, with verification of building performance required at multiple seismic demand levels using Nonlinear Response History Analysis (NRHA). The design process also requires substantial knowledge of overall building performance and analytical modeling, in order to proportion and detail structural systems to meet specific performance objectives. This CTBUH Technical Guide provides structural engineers, developers, and contractors with a general understanding of the PBSD process by presenting case studies that demonstrate the issues commonly encountered when using the methodology, along with their corresponding solutions. The guide also provides references to the latest industry guidelines, as applied in the western United States, with the go...

  • ASIN: 093949356X

Aiming High

Aiming

  • ASIN: B073MKJNNS

Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings: Steel and Composite Construction

Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings: Steel

As software skills rise to the forefront of design concerns, the art of structural conceptualization is often minimized. Structural engineering, however, requires the marriage of artistic and intuitive designs with mathematical accuracy and detail. Computer analysis works to solidify and extend the creative idea or concept that might have started out as a sketch on the back of an envelope.From Sketches on the Back of an Envelope to Elegant, Economical Buildings—The Art of Structural ConceptualizationBridging the gap between the conceptual approach and computer analysis, Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings: Steel and Composite Construction integrates the design aspects of steel and composite buildings in one volume. Using conceptual thinking and basic strength of material concepts as foundations, the book shows engineers how to use imperfect information to estimate the answer to larger and more complex design problems by breaking them down into more manageable pieces. Written by an accomplished structural engineer, this book discusses the behavior and design of lateral load-resisting systems; the gravity design of steel and composite floors and columns; and methods for determining wind loads. It also examines the behavior and design of buildings subject to inelastic...

  • ASIN: B008KZCCJY

PANLOS Robot STEM Toy Engineering Building Blocks Building Bricks Toy kit - for Boys 6 Years Old or Older Tight Fit and Compatible with All Major Brands 570 PCS

PANLOS Robot STEM Toy Engineering Building Blocks Building

OPEN A WORLD OF IMAGINATION PANLOS Building Bricks are a fun way for your child to expand their intellectual curiosity and creativity by exploring the many possibilities and let their imagination run wild. The small brick size enables you to build in great detail, and the building process is designed to be both educational and fun for kids and adults. OUR STEM WAY Awaken your child's curiosity as they create, transform, demolish and re-create unique characters. HASSLE-FREE RETURNS All PANLOS products are made to make you and your kid happy. If for any reason you are not pleased with your purchase, just contact us within 60 days and we will give you a refund or replacement, no questions asked. PRODUCT QUALITY Our bricks are thoroughly tested by us to ensure durability for endless fun. With all of our products made from BPA-FREE, NONTOXIC, KID-FRIENDLY materials, we ensure that they are not only fun but also safe for our customers. We carefully check every package to ensure it contains all that's necessary for your child to enjoy the product from the moment he gets it. These mini blocks are not suitable for children under 6 years, as they present a choking hazard.

  • Brand: PANLOS
  • ASIN: B07S219XW6
  • UPC: 682698717417

Tall and Super Tall Buildings: Planning and Design

Tall and Super Tall Buildings: Planning and

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.In-depth coverage of the latest tall and super tall building designs and examples from around the world Featuring contributions from 30 global experts involved in the planning and design of the structures covered in this book, Tall and Supertall Buildings describes the technical developments and special design features used for these landmark buildings:Sears Tower * Taipei 101 * Burj Khalifa * Petronas Towers * Shanghai Tower * Kingdom TowerThis authoritative resource addresses HVAC systems, sustainability, geotechnical and foundation engineering, wind engineering, and more. Construction photographs and detailed diagrams are included throughout. This is the definitive guide for engineers, architects, project managers, building inspectors, and anyone involved in the planning and design of tall and supertall buildings.

  • ASIN: 0071818715

M-D Building Products 92288 SmartTool 24-Inch Electronic Level with Module

M-D Building Products 92288 SmartTool 24-Inch Electronic Level

  • Brand: M-D Building Products
  • ASIN: B0007L1UNS
  • UPC: 043374922882
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