The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (Ziggurat Book)

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3 Responses to The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (Ziggurat Book)

  • A. Patrick "Graduate Structural Engineer" says:
    68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
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    Inspiring, January 16, 2005
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    A. Patrick “Graduate Structural Engineer” (Houston, TX) –
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    This review is from: The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (Ziggurat Book) (Paperback)

    A dear friend gave me this book for my ninth birthday back in 1990. Today, I am a structural engineering associate with a major forensic engineering firm, and I know that much of my fascination with the field began with Salvadori’s riveting explanations of the basic principles of structural design. This book is incredible for any kid with any scientific inclination!

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  • Ryan Lanham says:
    63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
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    Really good high school-level treatment of structural forces, December 27, 1999
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    Ryan Lanham

    This review is from: The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (Ziggurat Book) (Paperback)

    For a person who wonders why a bridge is shaped the way it is, or why buildings lean and don’t fall, this is an ideal introduction. Useful for anyone interested in structures (e.g. model railroad truss work, furniture design, etc.) and would be very good for a student interested in civil or construction engineering as a future career.

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  • Shantara "remodel. repair. new construction. ... says:
    25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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    easily understand the engineering of structures, July 9, 2006
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    Shantara “remodel. repair. new construction. … (santa fe, nm United States) –

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    This review is from: The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (Ziggurat Book) (Paperback)

    i love this book! it truly explains why buildings behave the way they do and why they are built the way they are. it takes complicated engineeriing and makes it simple, very simple. every principle has an easy to follow sketch and example. this book is a must for architects, engineers, builders or anyone who wants to go behind the scenes and understand the ‘why’ of buildings. many of the principles and examples only apply to large scale commercial projects like high rises and bridges, so it may not be pertinent for the home builder, but i’d still recommend it. i love to understand why i build houses a certain way. this book explains basic building principles.

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