Structure

What we build must stay in place for as long as the building exists. It must be built in such a way as to resist all the weather can throw at it, the movement of the planet, and what ever loads we apply via people, equipment and operation. This series of lectures takes a look at structure and how we as technologists apply it to our designs and detailing.

Structures have to put up with a lot, this video shows just how good the suspension bridge is taking a large coach and distributing the load.

01-Structures Lesson Plan

A lesson plan for second and third year students of AT looking to understand structures

Structure Terminology
basic structures
L08_Structural_Forms_Long_Span_.ppt
Part A - Structural Safety
Foundations in General
Raft Foundations
Using a Grid

Without a grid a buildings structure is difficult to layout, design and understand load paths, this lecture sets out the different types of structural grid and their use.

015 - structrual systems - Shervin (1).pptx

A powerpoint slide presentation on the different types of structure and their use

Roof Structure & Covering - 1
Roof structure & Covering - 2
Roof Structure & Covering 3
The effects the Weather has on your detail

I refer to the weather in so many lectures but in structures it plays a major part, and this lectures sets out some of the design parameters on how wind effects a detail in reference to its effect on a structure

What is the Weather

I refer to the weather in so many lectures but in structures it plays an major part, and this lectures sets out some of the design parameters on how wind effects a structure.

Concrete Frames

Concrete offers so many alternative construction methods, its use as a structure can not be ignored, this lecture sets out just a small part of its use

Latice Beam Design

Lattice beam design allows a minimum of materials to span quite large distances at reasonable cost, this lecture sets out their use and provides a basis for further research

Piling in General

Pilling allows loads from a building to be safley transmitted to good ground bearing layers, this presentation sets out their design and use

Portal Frame Design

Portal frames are an important construction method for large span structures like warehouses and the like, notice how a lot of supermarkets use it to obtain the vast open plan they need. But structurally they work slightly different to the traditional vertical loading.

Tanking and DPM

So many buildings fail because the structure in the ground has largely ignored the water pressure from ground Water