Well, we can't avoid the topic of structure forever. Because you need to consider your structure from pretty much the beginning of the project, I had better add it to the first half of the book before we get too carried away! As an addition, please note the tried‐and‐true workflow is that the structure is contained in a separate model that is linked into the architectural model. However, many times you as the architect are going to lay out grids as well as add columns and some framing to get a basis of design. This chapter will cover the latter.
This chapter covers the following topics:
- Adding structural grids
- Adding structural columns
- Using structural framing
- Understanding foundation systems
- Adding structural footings ...