Why Buildings Stand Up

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Between a nomad’s tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the present day, including recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings.

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Between a nomad’s tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the present day, including recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings: improved materials (steel, concrete, plastics), progress in anti-seismic designs, and the revolutionary changes in both architectural and structural design made possible by the computer.

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Specifications

Softcover, 16 x 24 cm, 323pp

Date Published

2002

ISBN

9780393306767

Language

English