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Structural Systems for Office Buildings.

Helgadóttir, Ásthildur (2006)
Division of Structural Engingeering
Abstract (Swedish)
There are many ways to construct a building. The designing team, structural engineers and architects, works together to find the best possible solution that will fulfill the owner’s whishes. In this process a structural system needs to be chosen. There are many factors that affect the selection of the structural system, but generally the most
economical system is chosen. The factors that need to be considered are related to the cost and the requirements for the building, respectively. The objective of this thesis is to study the structural systems for office buildings that are available on the market and how well they fit the factors that need to be considered.
Different structural members are combined to form the structural system.
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There are many ways to construct a building. The designing team, structural engineers and architects, works together to find the best possible solution that will fulfill the owner’s whishes. In this process a structural system needs to be chosen. There are many factors that affect the selection of the structural system, but generally the most
economical system is chosen. The factors that need to be considered are related to the cost and the requirements for the building, respectively. The objective of this thesis is to study the structural systems for office buildings that are available on the market and how well they fit the factors that need to be considered.
Different structural members are combined to form the structural system.
Structural systems are divided to sub-systems; vertical force resisting elements, floor systems, horizontal force resisting elements. Structural members vary in many different ways such as material, dimensions, and behavior. In conclusion, the selection of a structural system depends on availability, economics, experience, and tradition. The market is different in many countries and therefore there is a tradition for using a certain type of structural system. However, it is important to be open for trying new solutions and learn from other countries in the field
of construction. Concrete, steel and composite systems can all be designed to meet the requirements. The designer needs to know the structural members that are available and make a comparison after studying the layout of the building. Then the structural system can be chosen. (Less)
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author
Helgadóttir, Ásthildur
supervisor
organization
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
report number
TVBK-5139
ISSN
0349-4969
language
English
id
3172340
date added to LUP
2012-12-04 14:48:54
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2014-06-12 14:45:04
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  abstract     = {There are many ways to construct a building. The designing team, structural engineers and architects, works together to find the best possible solution that will fulfill the owner’s whishes. In this process a structural system needs to be chosen. There are many factors that affect the selection of the structural system, but generally the most 
economical system is chosen. The factors that need to be considered are related to the cost and the requirements for the building, respectively. The objective of this thesis is to study the structural systems for office buildings that are available on the market and how well they fit the factors that need to be considered.
Different structural members are combined to form the structural system.
Structural systems are divided to sub-systems; vertical force resisting elements, floor systems, horizontal force resisting elements. Structural members vary in many different ways such as material, dimensions, and behavior. In conclusion, the selection of a structural system depends on availability, economics, experience, and tradition. The market is different in many countries and therefore there is a tradition for using a certain type of structural system. However, it is important to be open for trying new solutions and learn from other countries in the field 
of construction. Concrete, steel and composite systems can all be designed to meet the requirements. The designer needs to know the structural members that are available and make a comparison after studying the layout of the building. Then the structural system can be chosen.},
  author       = {Helgadóttir, Ásthildur},
  issn         = {0349-4969},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Structural Systems for Office Buildings.},
  year         = {2006},
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