Terri Meyer Boake BES BArch MArch LEED AP
Professor :: School of Architecture :: University of Waterloo

"Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Specifications, Connections, Details"

available January 2015 by Birkhäuser
Available for pre order through DeGruyter

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel

Text and Photos: Terri Meyer Boake

Building with exposed steel has become more and more popular worldwide, also as advances in fire safety technology have permitted its use for building tasks under stringent fire regulations. This book provides the means for a better control and purposeful consideration of the design of Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS). It deploys a detailed categorization of AESS and its uses according to design context, building typology and visual exposure. Among the fields covered by this extensive approach are the characteristics of the various categories of AESS, the interrelatedness of design, fabrication and erection of the steel structures, issues of coating and protection (including corrosion and fire protection), special materials like weathering steel and stainless steel, the member choices and a connection design checklist. In a rare combination, this approach makes high quality benchmarks compatible with economies in terms of material use, fabrication methods, workforce and cost.


Gallery of sample chapter introduction spreads - click to enlarge

Cover of AESS
Foreword by WorldSteel Association Preface by AuthorChapter 1 - The Basis of Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel Chapter 2 - The Category System Chapter 3 - Characteristics Chapter 4 - Erection Considerations Chapter 5 - Coatings and Protection Chapter 6 - Member Choices Chapter 7 - Connections Chapter 8 - Specialized Connections Chapter 9 - Custom Fabrication Conclusion The CISC Category Matrix Queen Richmond Center, Toronto


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