Helmut Pottmann, Andreas Asperl, Michael Hofer, Axel Kilian
Geometry lies at the core of the architectural design process. It is omnipresent, from the initial form-finding stages to the actual construction. Modern constructive geometry provides a variety of tools for the efficient design, analysis, and manufacture of complex shapes. This results in new challenges for architecture. However, the architectural application also poses new problems to geometry. Architectural geometry is therefore an entire research area, currently emerging at the border between applied geometry and architecture. This book has been written as a textbook for students of architecture or industrial design. It comprises material at all levels, from the basics of geometric modeling to the cutting edge of research. During the architectural journey through geometry, topics typically reserved for a mathematically well-trained audience are addressed in an easily understandable way. These include central concepts on freeform curves and surfaces, differential geometry, kinematic geometry, mesh processing, digital reconstruction, and optimization of shapes. This book is also intended as a geometry consultant for architects, construction engineers, and industrial designers and as a source of inspiration for scientists interested in applications of geometry processing in architecture and art.
David C. Barksdale, Gregory A. Sekula
Historic Homes of New Albany, Indiana
New Albany’s historic homes boast unique histories and fascinating stories of those who inhabited them. Founded in 1813 below the falls of the Ohio River, the city was Indiana’s most populous by the middle of the nineteenth century. Many leading citizens built grand mansions and family dwellings that beamed with prosperity and influence. The architectural legacy during these formative years continued into the early twentieth century and produced historic neighborhoods with a rich collection of housing styles. Join authors David C. Barksdale and Gregory A. Sekula as they delve into the history of New Albany’s most cherished old homes.
Thomas Korman PhD PE PLS
Construction Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam
To pass the Civil PE exam’s construction depth section, you’ll need to be familiar with the exam topics and how to use relevant equations. The Construction Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam provides comprehensive coverage of the exam topics. Example problems demonstrate how concepts are applied, and detailed tables, figures, and appendices make it possible to solve many exam problems using the Depth Reference Manual alone.
The Civil PE exam’s construction depth section requires a thorough familiarity with relevant codes. Consequently, the Construction Depth Reference Manual is updated to the following:
2001 edition of CMWB
2002 edition of ASCE 37-02
2004 edition of ACI 347
2005 edition of ACI 318
2005 edition of ACI SP-4
2005 edition of AISC
2005 edition of NDS
2009 edition of MUTCD Part 6
OSHA, 29 CFR Part 1926 (US Federal Version)
Comprehensive Reference and Practice for the Civil PE Exam’s Construction Depth Section
Clear, easy-to-understand explanations of construction engineering concepts
A complete introduction to the construction depth section of the Civil PE exam
40 solved example problems
178 equations, 39 tables, 79 figures, and 8 appendices
An easy-to-use index
Construction Operations and Methods
Earthwork Construction and Layout
Estimating Quantity and Cost
Material Quality Control and Procedures
Worker Health, Safety, and Environment
The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces
The Late Assyrian Empire (c. 900 – 612 BCE) was the first state to rule over the major centres of the Middle East, and the Late Assyrian court inhabited some of the most monumental palaces of its time. The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces is the first volume to provide an in-depth analysis of Late Assyrian palatial architecture, offering a general introduction to all key royal palaces in the major centres of the empire: Assur, Kaluhu, Dur-Sharruken, and Nineveh.
Where previous research has often focused on the duality between public and private realms, this volume redefines the cultural principles governing these palaces and proposes a new historical framework, analysing the spatial organization of the palace community which placed the king front and centre. It brings together the architecture of such palaces as currently understood within the broader framework of textual and art-historical sources, and argues that architectural changes were guided by a need to accommodate ever larger groups as the empire grew in size.
Evgeny Khodakovsky, Siri Skjold Lexau
Historic Wooden Architecture in Europe and Russia
This collective monograph presents the current state of research regarding contemporary methods of dealing with historic timber structures in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Central Europe and Northwest Russia. The chapters are dedicated to the main aspects of the research and deal with archaeological evidence, written sources, the extant buildings themselves as evidence, as well as repair and maintenance. Researchers from four countries examine centuries-old timber structures that include churches, bell towers and dwellings in Europe and Russia. Based on the conclusions of these studies, they demonstrate various methods of archaeological, archival and empirical research and discuss appropriate measures of restoring and maintaining wooden structures. Historical and contemporary photographs along with new drawings richly document the buildings.