Illustrating the design of the structural systems for four buildings - from a two-story residence to a six-story office building - this text begins with a set of architectural design drawings followed
by the development of an example structural system, with sample calculations for typical elements of the system and some discussion of the alternates and options possible for various situations. While this book is
essentially intended for self-study, or for use in teaching in architecture or technical school programs, the lack of similar illustrative material should also make it of considerable value to engineering students and
engineers-in-training, as well as anyone who is interested in the general problem of designing structures for buildings, but lacks practical experience.