This book was written for students and practicing professionals who need to develop a basic understanding of structural analysis and design. It provides a concise presentation of structural technology, from the determination of structural loads through the sizing of foundations and the design of timber, steel, and concrete structures. Some key features of this book include: A minimum of mathematical rigor in order to make the material more accessible to constructors, architects, and technicians. Simple principles are developed in order to explain fairly sophisticated relationships between structural loads and their many effects on the design of the building. Exercise problems follow application examples to reinforce each principle for readers. The applications provide an ever-broadening overview of the entire field, continually building on previous ones until the reader has a picture of how to apply all of the concepts to any building design situation.Dishongh, Burl E. is the author of 'Essential Structural Technology for Construction and Architecture', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130128584 and ISBN 0130128589.