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

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

James Ambrose, Dimitry Vergun

ISBN: 978-0-471-19211-4

Jul 1997

368 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$99.00

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).
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.
  • 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.