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Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook / Edition 2

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook / Edition 2

by Robert Ratay


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071498845
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/11/2009
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 1,032,081
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Robert Ratay is an acknowledged expert in forensic structural engineering, and has an active consulting practice in that field. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where he has been teaching the graduate course of Forensic Structural Engineering which he created and developed some years ago, and for which the Handbook of Forensic Structural Engineering is the standard textbook. Ratay has lectured at conferences and seminars in the U.S. and abroad and published in U.S. and international journals on forensic structural engineering.

Table of Contents

Contributor List ix

Preface xi

Suggestions to the Instructor xv

Part 1 Design and Construction Practices

Chapter 1 Design-Construction Process Antranig M. Ouzoonian 1

Chapter 2 Design Codes and Standards John F. Duntemann 2

Chapter 3 Construction Safety Codes, Standards, and Regulations Mohammad Ayub 3

Chapter 4 Standard of Care Joshua B. Kardon 4

Part 2 Engineering Response to Failures

Chapter 5 The First Steps after a Failure David B. Peraza 5

Chapter 6 The Engineering Investigation Process Daniel A. Cuoco Gary F. Panariello 6

Part 3 Causes of Failures

Chapter 7 Loads and Hazards: The Nature, Magnitude and consequences Donald O. Dusenberry 7

Chapter 8 Design Errors, Construction Defects, and Project Miscommunication Najib N. Abboud Anurag Jain Matthys Levy 8

Chapter 9 Defects, Deterioration, and Durability David H. Nicastro 9

Chapter 10 Temporary Structures in Construction Robert T. Ratay 10

Part 4 Material-Specific Forensic Analyses

Chapter 11 Steel Structures Robert S. Vecchio H. Richard Roberts 11

Chapter 12 Concrete Structures W. Gene Corley 12

Chapter 13 Masonry Structures Clayford T. Grimm David J. Transue 13

Chapter 14 Timber Structures Craig R. Owen 14

Chapter 15 Building Facades Kimball J. Beasley David S. Patterson 15

Chapter 16 Foundations Vincent Tirolo 16

Part 5 Professional Practice and Legal Aspects

Chapter 17 Legal Concerns after a Failure Michael C. Loulakis 17

Chapter 18 Litigation and Dispute Resolution Robert A. Rubin Dana Wordes 18

Chapter 19 The Expert Consultant and Witness David E. Thompson Howard W. Ashcraft, Jr. 19

Index I

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