Tall Building Foundation Design

Tall Building Foundation Design by Harry G. Poulos
The Framing of Sacred Space: The Canopy and the Byzantine Church by Jelena Bogdanovic
Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design by Donald B. Corner
Building the Inclusive City: Theory and Practice for Confronting Urban Segregation (Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design) by Nilson Ariel Espino

Tall Building Foundation Design by Harry G. Poulos

2017 | ISBN: 113874803X, 1498796079 | English | 560 pages | PDF | 56 MB
This book provides a comprehensive guide to the design of foundations for tall buildings.
After a general review of the characteristics of tall buildings, various foundation options are discussed followed by the general principles of foundation design as applied to tall buildings. Considerable attention is paid to the methods of assessment of the geotechnical design parameters, as this is a critical component of the design process. A detailed treatment is then given to foundation design for various conditions, including ultimate stability, serviceability, ground movements, dynamic loadings and seismic loadings. Basement wall design is also addressed. The last part of the book deals with pile load testing and foundation performance measurement, and finally, the description of a number of case histories.
A feature of the book is the emphasis it places on the various stages of foundation design: preliminary, detailed and final, and the presentation of a number of relevant methods of design associated with each stage.

The Framing of Sacred Space: The Canopy and the Byzantine Church by Jelena Bogdanovic

2017 | ISBN: 0190465182 | English | 456 pages | PDF | 125 MB
The Framing of Sacred Space offers the first topical study of canopies as essential spatial and symbolic units in Byzantine-rite churches. Centrally planned columnar structures–typically comprised of four columns and a roof–canopies had a critical role in the modular processes of church design, from actual church furnishings in the shape of a canopy to the church’s structural core. As architectonic objects of basic structural and design integrity, canopies integrate an archetypical image of architecture and provide means for an innovative understanding of the materialization of the idea of the Byzantine church and its multi-focal spatial presence.
The Framing of Sacred Space considers both the material and conceptual framing of sacred space and explains how the canopy bridges the physical and transcendental realms. As a crucial element of church design in the Byzantine world, a world that gradually abandoned the basilica as a typical building of Roman imperial secular architecture, the canopy carried tectonic and theological meanings and, through vaulted, canopied bays and recognizable Byzantine domed churches, established organic architectural, symbolic, and sacred ties between the Old and New Covenants. In such an overarching context, the canopy becomes an architectural parti, a vital concept and dynamic design principle that carries the essence of the Byzantine church. The Framing of Sacred Space highlights significant factors in understanding canopies through specific architectural settings and the Byzantine concepts of space, thus also contributing to larger debates about the creation of sacred space and related architectural taxonomy.

Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design by Donald B. Corner

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1138958263 | 332 pages | EPUB | 65,5 MB
Passive House Details introduces the concepts, principles, and design processes of building ultralow-energy buildings. The objective of this book is to provide design goals, research, analysis, systems, details, and inspiring images of some of the most energy-efficient, carbon-neutral, healthy, and satisfying buildings currently built in the region. Other topics included: heat transfer, moisture management, performance targets, and climatic zones. Illustrated with more than 375 color images, the book is a visual catalog of construction details, materials, and systems drawn from projects contributed from forty firms. Fourteen in-depth case studies demonstrate the most energy-efficient systems for foundations, walls, floors, roofs, windows, doors, and more.

Building the Inclusive City: Theory and Practice for Confronting Urban Segregation (Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design) by Nilson Ariel Espino

2015 | ISBN: 1138814415, 1138088668 | English | 156 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Urban segregation is one of the main challenges facing urban development around the globe. The usual outcome of many urban development patterns is an unequal social geography, with the urban poor living in large clusters that are remote, isolated, dangerous or unhealthy. The result is inequality in a number of dimensions of urban life, from deficient urban access, services or infrastructure to social isolation, neighbourhood violence, and lack of economic opportunity.
This book brings together debates on ethnic and economic segregation, combining theory and practical solutions to create a guide for those trying to understand and address urban segregation in any part of the world, and integrate ameliorating policies to contemporary urban development agendas.

Post-Parametric Automation in Design and Construction

English | 2015 | ISBN: 1608076938 | 235 Pages | PDF | 32 MB
Automation, a mixture of algorithms, robots, software, and avatars, is transforming all types of jobs and industries. This book responds to one critical question for the design and construction industry: “how are architects, engineers, and contractors using information technology to further automate their practices?” Addressing the use of new digital technologies, particularly parametric automation for design and construction in the building industry, this book looks at how technologically advanced architectural and engineering practices are semi-automating their design processes by using sophisticated algorithms to transform their workflows. The book also documents a set of firms that are further advancing automation by using pre-fabrication, modularization, and custom designs via robotics.
Alfredo Andia is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Florida International University. Thomas Spiegelhalter is co-director of the Structures and Environmental Technologies Lab at the Department of Architecture at Florida International University and teaches Sustainability Graduate Studio and Environmental Systems in Architecture.