I knew that I would enjoy this book when I saw that Andrew Charleson
had used one of my favorite buildings, the Villa Savoie in Paris, as a
seismic design case study. The earthquake engineers ’ nightmare, with
its pin-like pilotis, ramps and roof garden – the epitome of the free
planned International Style dwelling – it floats above the field in Poissy,
giving the illusion of being on the sea.
Piers and Columns
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Introduction Structural Types
General • Selection Criteria
Live Loads • Thermal Forces
Overview • Slenderness and Second-Order Effect • Concrete Piers and Columns • Steel and Composite Columns
Piers provide vertical supports for spans at intermediate points and perform two main functions: transferring superstructure vertical loads to the foundations and resisting horizontal forces acting on the bridge.