Chapter 1. Structural design Process. Chapter 2. Loads. Chapter 3. Structural Analysis. Chapter 4. Materials. Chapter 5. Axial Members. Chapter 6. Beams. Chapter 7. Trusses. Chapter 8. Compression Structures. Chapter 9. Tensile Spanning Structures. Chapter 10. Lateral racing Systems. Index.
Wayne Place is a professor of architecture at North Carolina State University. He has a PhD in physics, a master's degree in architecture, and is a registered professional engineer in California and North Carolina. In addition to teaching structures for twenty years, he was principal investigator for eight years at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the University of California.