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looking for a good resource ( book ? website ? forum ? vid ? ) which covers structural techniques for concrete buildings with irregular geometries /complex curvature
any recommendations ? !!
Often times, its not as simple as rebar techniques.. Complex forms require complex reinforcements when trying to balance forces being produced.
A good book to start out would be "Form and Forces - Designing Efficient Expressive Structures - EdwardAllen" It may not be what you're looking for but its a lot about what you'd learn in a structures course but with more interesting projects and not the rudimentary post, beams and trusses only. Something you should have a good grasp of if you want to tackle more complex geometries.
thanks acskb . any chance you'd know if arup or burohap do books or have reading lists ? !
( not old man arup's bio , i did read that back when it came out ! )