Empirical Structural Design for Architects, Engineers and Builders provides an explanation of empirical design as a legitimate means of making important structural design decisions. It discusses completing a building design on the basis of proven ratios, simple rules of thumb, standard practices and acceptable minimum sizes.
The book will appeal due to the following:
- international appeal through the inclusion of metric and imperial units
- reduction of major preliminary structural decisions to simple rules
- design rules are made easier to retain by non-professional than design procedures, and can be looked up as necessary.
Written to be accessible to all professionals in the building design and construction process, this book will be an essential read to students or individuals who are at an early stage in their architectural or engineering career.
1. An introduction to empiricism and empirical design
2. Empirical design of arches
3. Empirical design of walls
4. Empirical design of columns
5. Empirical design of beams
6. Empirical design of trusses
7. Empirical design of floor and roof framing systems
8. Empirical design of foundations
9. Empirical design of connections
10. Empirical lateral systems design
11. Building structural system design