Resources



 

An intention of all ACSA competitions is to make students aware that research is a fundamental element of any design solution. Students are encouraged to research material properties and methods of steel construction, as well as precedent projects that demonstrate innovative use of structural steel. 

Steel Video Resources

These online Steel Video Resource are from Professor Terri Meyer Boake from the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture on Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS). These videos are provided from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and Professor Boake.

Steel Construction References

  • AISC website: www.aisc.org

  • Modern Steel Construction: This authoritative monthly magazine is made available free of charge to architectural students taking steel design courses. This magazine covers the use of fabricated structural steel in the variety of structural types. It presents information on the newest and most advanced applications of structural steel in a wide range of structures. Issues of Modern Steel Construction (1996 - Present) are available online. Visit www.modernsteel.com to view them

  • Terri Meyer Boake. Understanding Steel Design: An Architectural Design Manual. (Birkhäuser 2013)

  • John Fernandez. Material Architecture. (Spon Press, 2006)

  • Victoria Bell and Patrick Rand. Materials for Design 2. (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014)

  • Shulitz, Habermann, Sobek. Steel Construction Manual. (Birkhäuser Basel 2000)

  • Annette LeCuyer. Steel and Beyond. (Birkhäuser Basel 2003)


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