Simplified Building Design for Wind and Earthquake Forces / Edition 3

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Overview

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).

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Meet the Author

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.

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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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2005

    Good reference-Maybe, but NOT a study guide

    This book might be a good reference, but it is not a good study guide. The diagrams and drawings were rarely labeled descriptively. When sections and elevations were labeled as sections or elevations, they neglected telling you which elevation or where the section was taken. There were NUMEROUS calculation examples, but they rarely explained what the original equation meant or where they got the variables they plugged into them.

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