Peter Trebilcock and Mark Lawson
Spon Press | 0419244905 | 2003 | PDF | 256 pages | 32 Mb

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Steelwork offers the opportunity for architectural expression, as well as being structurally versatile and adaptable material. Good detailing is vital because it affects structural performance, costs, buildability and, perhaps most importantly, appearance. Whilst the choice of the structural form is often the province of the structural engineer, architects should have a broad appreciation of the factors leading to the selection of the structure and its details. Traditionally, most detailing of connections is the responsibility of the steelwork fabricator, but for exposed steelwork, detailing is of much more interest to the architect, as it impacts on the aesthetics of the structure. In this respect it is important that designers appreciate the common fabrication and erection techniques which may exert a strong influece on the method and approach to the detailing of modern steelwork in buildings.

Architectural Design in Steel is a design guide to the detailing of exposed steelwork in buildings. It is a guide which offers technical guidance and general principles, as well as examples of best practice. It covers all aspects from manufacture to detailing, specification of finishes and fabrication, providing architects, as well as engineers, with essential information to inform the design.


1 Introduction
2 Introduction to expressed structural form
3 Frame design
4 Types of beams, columns and trusses
5 Connections between I-sections 71
6 Connections between tubular sections 87
7 Tension structures 111
8 Space frames 129
9 Glazing interface details 139
10 Steelwork penetrations of the external envelope 153
11 Technical characteristics of steel 159
12 Corrosion protection 173
13 Fire protection 189
14 Site installation 199
15 Other design considerations 207
16 References and sources of information 211


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