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Structure Systems in Architecture

Harbhajan Singh (Author) Sunanda Kapoor (Author)

The essence of structure design is to form a system that will direct the forces in certain directions and bring them to ground with the maximum material efficiency and minimum of interior space obstruction. Architectural structure systems of bulk active structures, vector active structure, form active structures, surface active structures, pneumatic structures and high rise structures have been discussed in detail, bringing out their method of supporting external loads / forces, without getting involved with mathematical analysis. There is hardly any structure, which will exclusively belong to one system, but for ease of understanding, each structure system, has been discussed separately.

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About the author

Harbhajan Singh

Col. (Retd) Prof Harbhajan Singh has over 34 years of experience out of which he has spent 15 years in execution of Civil Engineering works in M.E.S., Border Roads and Army units; 9 years as Structure design consultant of Civil Engineering Projects; and 10 years in teaching Structure Systems and deign to students of Architecture and Planning. He has done M. Tech (Structures) from I.I.T. Bombay with distinction and by virtue of Professional Training and experience he has been permitted by Institution of Engineers (India) to use the tile of “Chartered Engineer (India)”. He is working as Prof of Structures in Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture. He is a registered and Approved Structural designer with Chandigarh Administration. He is also teaching Structure subjects in Chandigarh College of Architecture as a visiting faculty.

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Bibliographic information

Title Structure Systems in Architecture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.03.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8182471795
length xii+220p., Figures