Building a high-rise building as tall as 800meters presents several structural challenges that are not present in low-rise construction. This book focuses specifically on these areas to provide knowledge of the architectural and structural considerations that must be taken into account to successfully design a high-rise building. In presenting examples of steel, reinforced concrete, and composite structural systems for such buildings, it is shown that wind loads have a very important impact on architectural and structural design. An aerodynamic approach to high-rise buildings and lateral loading due to earthquakes are also discussed.
Full-color examples of some of the world’s most iconic buildings are presented, high lighting the design challenges faced by architects and structural engineers. Using actual specifications for the Empire State Building, Burj Khalifa, Taipei 101, and the Pirelli Building, the book illustrates the basic principles of design and their impact on the finished structure.
About the Book
The purpose of this book is to provide basic architectural and structural knowledge on the design of high-rise buildings. It discusses how wind loads have a very important influence on architectural and structural design, presenting examples of steel, reinforced concrete, and composite structural systems for such buildings. Aero dynamic approaches to high-rise buildings are also considered in this context.
The primary audience for this book is architects, structural engineers, and their trainees. The book is also written to be as accessible as possible to the general reader interested in high-rise buildings in plain language.
Lateral loads due to wind and earthquakes have a significant impact on the architectural and structural design of tall buildings. In particular, architectural design plays a major role in precautionary measures to counter wind loads.
The design of high-rise buildings requires that architects have a basic understanding of the building’s structural systems and aero dynamic form and collaborate with experts in other related disciplines during the design process, especially with respect to structure and aerodynamics. Otherwise, even if structural and aerodynamic solutions are produced after the architectural design is complete, they may be economically costly or even impossible to implement.
This book outlines the information that architects and structural engineers need to design high-rise buildings. Chapter1 defines high-rise buildings and their historical development; Chapter2 discusses wind and earthquake lateral loads on high-rise buildings; Chapter3 discusses structural systems for high-rise buildings; Chapter4 discusses case studies of famous high-rise buildings; Chapter5 discusses wind effects on high-rise buildings and the final chapter outlines design approaches for resisting wind effects on tall buildings.