Students are encouraged to research references that are related to both the topic of the competition and precedent projects that demonstrate innovative use of structural steel such as those listed below. An intention of all ACSA competitions is to make students aware that research is a fundamental element of any design solution.
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.
- John Fernandez. Material Architecture. (Spon Press, 2006)
- Victoria Bell and Patrick Rand. Materials for Design. (Princeton Architectural Press, 2006)
- Shulitz, Habermann, Sobek. Steel Construction Manual. (Birkhauser Basel 2000)
- Annette LeCuyer. Steel and Beyond. (Birkhauser Basel 2003)
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has a number of “Teaching Aids” for technology classes (i.e. structure and materials/construction) that have been written by architecture, engineers and construction management educators. You can see the available tools at: http://www.aisc.org/content.aspx?id=3226