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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Space Grid Structures




John Chilton - Space Grid Structures | Architectural Press | 2001 | 191 pages | PDF | RAR | 6.8 MB
Description
A space frame is a three-dimensional framework for enclosing spaces in which all members are interconnected and act as a single entity. A benefit of this type of structure is that very large spaces can be covered, uninterrupted by support from the ground. John Chilton's book provides an up-to-date assessment of the use of space grid structures in buildings by reviewing methods of construction, various systems available and detailed studies of the use of space grids in modern buildings. The technical level is aimed at professional and student architects and engineers worldwide and it also serves as a useful construction manual. John Chilton is an engineer, currently teaching architectural students at Nottingham University where he is a senior lecturer. He has also undertaken considerable research in this field.

Audience
Practising and student architects and engineers; university libraries with courses in architecture, building/construction and civil structural engineering.

Contents:
1 Early development of space grids
2 Space grid geometry – thinking in three dimensions
3 Materials and systems
4 Design and construction
5 Case studies
6 Deployable, foldable and retractable space grids
7 Future developments
Appendices
Appendix 1: two-way spanning structures
Appendix 2: list of manufacturers
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