MARTOS Principal, Christian Martos had the distinction of contributing to a recently published book entitled, STRUCTURE FOR ARCHITECTS A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete. “The book addresses the frequent disparity between the way architects and engineers perceive and process information, with engineers focusing on technical aspects and architects focusing on visual concepts.” This body of work also serves as a sequel to the to the authors’ first text, Structure for Architects: A Primer, emphasizing the conceptual understanding of structural design in simple language and terms.

Both texts were authored by Professor Ashwani Bedi and Ramsey Dabby. Professor Bedi is a Professional Engineer and Deputy Director of Engineering with the NYC Department of Design and Construction, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York City College of Technology. Professor Dabby is a Registered Architect who served as the Chief Architect for the NYC Fire Department, and previously as Director of Engineering and Construction for the Hertz Corporation. Now retired, he currently teaches as Adjunct Faculty in the Architectural Departments of the New York City College of Technology, The City College of New York, and the New York Institute of Technology.

After having the pleasure of teaching with Professor Dabby at The City College of New York as an Adjunct Professor, Christian was honored to be asked to contribute his notes on NDS Adjustment Factors for wood construction. The NDS or National Design Specification manual requires the designer to evaluate the conditions of use and application of the appropriate values for adjustment factors according to given criteria. Through teaching, Christian was able to develop this process as an accessible concept to students and young professionals through his streamlined and easy to follow notes, which are now available to all through this most recent publication.  Buy your copy of STRUCTURE FOR ARCHITECTS A Case Study in Steel, Wood, and Reinforced Concrete on Amazon today!