Wiley.com
Print this page Share

Simplified Building Design for Wind and Earthquake Forces, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-19211-4
368 pages
July 1997
Simplified Building Design for Wind and Earthquake Forces, 3rd Edition (0471192112) cover image

Description

Contains practical, easy-to-read explanations regarding the issues and problems encountered in designing for these natural disasters. This edition includes important code updates from the 1994 Uniform Building Code as well as more detailed information on engineering computations and lateral force construction. Increased attention is paid to the relationship between building design and seismic response. Features a discussion of the latest CAD products for lateral design work. Serves as a major reference for anyone preparing for seismic and wind design test sections of State Board Examinations (for licensing purposes).
See More

Table of Contents

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS.

Wind Effects on Buildings.

Earthquake Effects on Buildings.

Resistance of Buildings to Lateral Forces.

Building Planning for Lateral Resistance.

LATERAL RESISTIVE ELEMENTS AND SYSTEMS.

Lateral-Load-Resisting Systems.

Elements of Lateral Resistive Systems.

Special Problems for Lateral Resistive Systems.

Site and Foundation Concerns.

DESIGN EXAMPLES.

Design Process and Methods.

Shear Wall Systems.

Truss Systems.

Moment-Resistive Frames.

STRENGTHENING OF BUILDING STRUCTURES.

Need for Strengthening.

Strengthening of Older Buildings.

Glossary.

Appendices.

Study Aids.

Bibliography.

Indexes.
See More

Author Information

JAMES AMBROSE is Editor of the Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides. He has practiced as an architect in CaLifornia and Illinois, and as a structural engineer in Illinois. He recently retired as professor of architecture at the University of Southern California. DIMITRY VERGUN is a practicing structural engineer who teaches part-time at the University of Southern California.
See More

New to This Edition

  • This edition includes important codes from the 1994 Uniform Building Code as well as more detailed information on engineering computations and lateral force construction details.
  • Incorporates some of the lessons learned from the recent Northridge earthquake.
  • Offers practical, easy-to-read explanations of design and construction practices.
See More

Buy Both and Save 25%!

+

Simplified Building Design for Wind and Earthquake Forces, 3rd Edition (US $99.00)

-and- Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction, 2nd Edition (US $29.95)

Total List Price: US $128.95
Discounted Price: US $96.71 (Save: US $32.24)

Buy Both
Cannot be combined with any other offers. Learn more.
Back to Top