Recommended Texts

These will be used extensively:

Buy at Amazon MacGregor, J. G. Reinforced Concrete, Mechanics and Design. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1997. ISBN: 0132339749.

Buy at Amazon Salmon, C. G., and J. E. Johnson. Steel Structures. New York: Harper Collins College Publishers, 1997. ISBN: 0673997863.

Buy at Amazon Faherty, K. F., and T. G. Williamson. Wood Engineering and Construction Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998. ISBN: 0070220700.

Buy at Amazon Allen, E. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. ISBN: 0471219037.

WEEK #  TOPICS Readings
1 Skin and Bones: Evolution and Innovation Bradshaw, Richard, David Campbell, Mousa Gargari, Amir Mirmiran, and Patrick Tripeny. "Special Structures: Past, Present, and Future." Journal of Structural Engineering (June 2002): 691-709. Roe, Jose M., and James T. P. Yao. "State of the Art of Structural Engineering." Journal of Structural Engineering. (August 2002): 965-975. Edwards, K. L. "Technology Transfer in Engineering Design: A Materials Joining Consideration." Materials & Design 18, no. 3 (1997): 21-126. Lstiburek, Joseph. "Air Pressure and Building Envelopes." Building Science Corporation, Westford, MA. (PDF)
2 Skin and Bones: Evolution and Innovation (cont.) Ruth, Matthias, and Paolo Dell' Anno. "An Industrial Ecology of the US Glass Industry." Resources Policy 23 (1997): 109-124. Fisher-Cripps, Anthony C., and Richard E. Collins. "Architectural Glazings: Design Standards and Failure Models." Building and Environment 30, no. 1 (1995): 29-40. Walker, John R. "A Cladding Designers Perspective on the Use of Safety Glass in Curtainwall." Glass Processing Days (2003): 205-206. Pilkington - First in Glass
(Click on "Pilkington and the Flat Glass Industry 2004" under "Downloads".)
3 Metals Degischer, H. P. "Innovative Light Metals: Metal Matrix Composites And Foamed Aluminium." Materials and Design 18, nos. 4-6 (1997): 221-226. BASF Group - Strong Sandwich at Sea
4 Metals (cont.) Kawai, Jun. "Development of Environmentally-Conscious Steel Products at the Nippon Steel Corporation." Materials and Design 22 (2001): 111-122. Innovations Forum. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. (November 1998): 203-207.