Building Structures consists of eight hundred and thirty-five comprehensive pages covering the breadth and depth of structural design, arranged in nine sections. Part One addresses basic concepts for beginners – providing a general orientation to structures, safety, economy, architectural considerations, loads, reactions, materials, and systems before delving into the actual investigation of structures. Part Two runs the gamut from static forces and beam behavior to harmonic motion and space frames, including applied mathematics and computational methods. Parts Three through Six expand further on the specifics of wood, steel, concrete, and masonry design. The remainder of the book covers foundations, lateral and seismic forces, and examples of overall structural design. This book is abundantly illustrated and includes sample exercises (with solutions), and an extensive glossary.