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Simplified Structural Analysis and Design for ArchitectsRima Taher
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Simplified Structural Analysis and Design for Architects

(First Edition)
Rima Taher, PhD, PE

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-62661-324-9, 258 pages


Coming Soon
The Revised First Edition will be published Summer 2017. ISBN: 978-1-5165-1057-3

Simplified Structural Analysis and Design for Architects covers the basics of structural analysis and design in clear, practical terms. The book clarifies complex engineering topics through accessible, detailed examples and sample problems.

Early chapters discuss the principles of statics, strength of materials, and structural analysis which represent the underlying basic material of structures and structural technology. The second half of the text focuses on steel structures, wood structures, and concrete structures, and outlines the design methods of some structural elements in a simplified manner and using some typical design examples.

Concise and to the point, Simplified Structural Analysis and Design for Architects is particularly suitable for undergraduate and graduate architecture courses. The book is also a useful tool for practicing architects wishing to review the topic, and architecture graduates who are preparing for the licensing examination.

Rima Taher earned her doctorate in civil engineering and building technology from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. She is a senior university lecturer in the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and a part-time instructor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT. She is also a practicing civil/structural engineer through her own consulting firm in New Jersey, Taher Engineering, LLC. Dr. Taher is an expert in the field of design and construction of low-rise buildings for high-winds and hurricanes. She has written and lectured extensively on this topic. She has given presentations on this subject to the Chilean Ministry of Education and the Inter-American Development Bank and at the annual conference of Construction Specifications Canada in 2011. She has also prepared a construction related document for Architecture for Humanity in the aftermath of the devastating recent earthquake. Dr. Taher served as president of the Structural Engineering Institute Chapter at the North Jersey branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers from 2011 to 2014.