Libros sobre rascacielos, especialmente con estructuras en acero

La construcción de rascacielos ha tenido últimamente gran auge en Asia Oriental y en Medio Oriente.

En América Latina ha habido grandes avances en el uso de estructuras de acero en rascacielos principalmente en México y últimamente en forma incipiente en Brasil.

En Chile los casos son escasos mientras que en Argentina prácticamente no se ha usado la estructura en acero en la construcción de rascacielos.

Internacionalmente, en el año 2016 se han editado una serie de libros  sobre edificios de gran altura, en el que va creciendo el contenido relacionado con la sustentabilidad, tales como las certificaciones LEED y similares o la evaluación del ciclo de vida de un edificio hasta su demolición.

Los mismos son los siguientes:

Designing Tall Buildings: Structure as Architecture

Jan 8, 2016
by Mark Sarkisian

This second edition of Designing Tall Buildings, an accessible reference to guide you through the fundamental principles of designing high-rises, features two new chapters, additional sections, 400 images, project examples, and updated US and international codes. Each chapter focuses on a theme central to tall-building design, giving a comprehensive overview of the related architecture and structural engineering concepts. Author Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, LEED® AP BD+C, provides clear definitions of technical terms and introduces important equations, gradually developing your knowledge. 

Sustainable Steel Buildings: A Practical Guide for Structures and Envelopes

Oct 31, 2016
by Milan Veljkovic and Bernhard Hauke

Sustainable Steel Buildings reviews steel and its potential as a sustainable building material and shows how steel can be used to deliver buildings and structures with a high level of sustainability. The book's main focus is on the advantages and disadvantages of steel and how those characteristics can be used under a range of international certification systems (DGNB, LEED, BREEAM, openhouse etc).

Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems

Jul 14, 2016
by Bungale S. Taranath

Offering guidance on how to use code-based procedures while at the same time providing an understanding of why provisions are necessary, Tall Building Design: Steel, Concrete, and Composite Systems methodically explores the structural behavior of steel, concrete, and composite members and systems. This text establishes the notion that design is a creative process, and not just an execution of framing proposals. It cultivates imaginative approaches by presenting examples specifically related to essential building codes and standards. Tying together precision and accuracy―it also bridges the gap between two design approaches―one based on initiative skill and the other based on computer skill.

The book explains loads and load combinations typically used in building design, explores methods for determining design wind loads using the provisions of ASCE 7-10, and examines wind tunnel procedures. It defines conceptual seismic design, as the avoidance or minimization of problems created by the effects of seismic excitation. It introduces the concept of performance-based design (PBD). It also addresses serviceability considerations, prediction of tall building motions, damping devices, seismic isolation, blast-resistant design, and progressive collapse. The final chapters explain gravity and lateral systems for steel, concrete, and composite buildings

Tall Buildings: A Strategic Design Guide

Sep 21, 2016
by Nigel Clark and Bill Price

Tall Buildings: A Strategic Design Guide is an authoritative guide to the key issues and considerations associated with planning, creating and living with tall buildings. Thoroughly reworked to reflect industry developments and experiences gained over the last ten years, this second edition imparts the advice and knowledge of more than 20 highly respected industry specialists. Key topics include: urban design and place-making; design, engineering and construction; the role of BIM; construction economics; and the all-important matter of legacy – including the challenges of adaptation and demolition. A greater focus on international examples is also introduced, reflecting the fact that regions such as Asia and the Middle East are now dominating the tall-buildings scene.

Foundation Systems for High-Rise Structures

Aug 15, 2016
by Rolf Katzenbach and Steffen Leppla

The book deals with the geotechnical analysis and design of foundation systems for high-rise buildings and other complex structures with a distinctive soil-structure interaction. The basics of the analysis of stability and serviceability, necessary soil investigations, important technical regulations and quality and safety assurance are explained and possibilities for optimised foundation systems are given. Additionally, special aspects of foundation systems such as geothermal activated foundation systems and the reuse of existing foundations are described and illustrated by examples from engineering practice.


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