Uniform building code

Author: International Conference of Building Officials
Publisher: Intl Code Council
ISBN: 1884590896
Release Date: 1997-05
Genre: Building laws

The Uniform Building Code is one of the most widely adopted model building codes in the world and is a proven document meeting the needs of government units charged with enforcement of building regulation. The most recent edition, published in 1997, provides complete regulations covering all major aspects of building design and construction relating to fire and life safety and structural safety. The provisions of the 1997 Uniform Building Code were published in three volumes to help building inspectors, plans examiners, architects and structural designers locate provisions applicable to their respective fields without the need to search through all provisions. The two most popular volumes, 1 and 2, are now available from Delmar Learning. Volume 1 contains the administrative, fire- and life-safety, and field inspection provisions, including all nonstructural provisions and those structural provisions necessary for field inspections.

Moment Resistant Connections of Steel Frames in Seismic Areas

Author: Federico Mazzolani
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0415235774
Release Date: 2000-04-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An unexpected brittle failure of connections and of members occurred during the last earthquakes of Northridge and Kobe. For this reason a heightened awareness developed in the international scientific community, particularly in the earthquake prone countries of the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, of the urgent need to investigate this topic. The contents of this volume result from a European project dealing with the 'Reliability of moment resistant connections of steel frames in seismic areas' (RECOS), developed between 1997 and 1999 within the INCO-Copernicus joint research projects of the 4th Framework Program. The 30 month project focused on five key areas: *Analysis and syntheses of research results, including code provisos, in relation with the evidence of the Northridge and Kobe earthquakes; *Identification and evaluation through experimental means of the structural performance of beam-to-column connections under cyclic loading; *Setting up of sophisticated models for interpreting the connection response; *Numerical study on the connection influence on the seismic response of steel buildings; *Assessment of new criteria for selecting the behaviour factor for different structural schemes and definition of the corresponding range of validity in relation of the connection typologies.

Cost Optimization of Structures

Author: Hojjat Adeli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470867341
Release Date: 2006-11-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

While the weight of a structure constitutes a significant part of the cost, a minimum weight design is not necessarily the minimum cost design. Little attention in structural optimization has been paid to the cost optimization problem, particularly of realistic three-dimensional structures. Cost optimization is becoming a priority in all civil engineering projects, and the concept of Life-Cycle Costing is penetrating design, manufacturing and construction organizations. In this groundbreaking book the authors present novel computational models for cost optimization of large scale, realistic structures, subjected to the actual constraints of commonly used design codes. As the first book on the subject this book: Contains detailed step-by-step algorithms Focuses on novel computing techniques such as genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, and parallel computing Covers both Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) codes Includes realistic design examples covering large-scale, high-rise building structures Presents computational models that enable substantial cost savings in the design of structures Fully automated structural design and cost optimization is where large-scale design technology is heading, thus Cost Optimization of Structures: Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms, and Parallel Computing will be of great interest to civil and structural engineers, mechanical engineers, structural design software developers, and architectural engineers involved in the design of structures and life-cycle cost optimisation. It is also a pioneering text for graduate students and researchers working in building design and structural optimization.

Dynamic Loading and Design of Structures

Author: Andreas Kappos
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482272000
Release Date: 2014-04-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Until now, information on the dynamic loading of structures has been widely scattered. No other book has examined the different types of loading in a comprehensive and systematic manner, and looked at their signficance in the design process. The book begins with a survey of the probabilistic background to all forms of loads, which is particularly important to dynamic loads, and then looks at the main types in turn: wind, earthquake, wave, blast and impact loading. The relevant code provisions (Eurocode and UBC American) are detailed and a number of examples are used to illustrate the principles. A final section covers the analysis for dynamic loading, drawing out the concepts underlying the treatment of all dynamic loads, and the corresponding modelling techniques. Throughout there is a focus on the modelling of structures, rather than on classical structural dynamics.

Creative Systems in Structural and Construction Engineering

Author: Amarjit Singh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9058091619
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An examination of creative systems in structural and construction engineering taken from conference proceedings. Topics covered range from construction methods, safety and quality to seismic response of structural elements and soils and pavement analysis.

1997 Masonry Codes and Specifications

Author: John Chrysler
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849375487
Release Date: 1997-09-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Masonry Institute of America believes that the best way to extend and improve the use of masonry is through education and dissemination of information. Following a long tradition of such ideals, the 1997 Masonry Codes and Specifications is a ready reference that furnishes, in one document, the various code requirements for masonry from the Uniform Building Code and Standards, the California State Building Code, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards that govern the specification of quality and testing of materials. The book includes Guide Specifications for masonry construction set forth in the CSI format with notes to the specifier.

The McGraw Hill Civil Engineering PE Exam Depth Guide

Author: M. Myint Lwin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0071361812
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering

*Everything you need to pass *Time-saving power study techniques POWER TO PASS THE PE DEPTH EXAM Everything you need to pass the Structural Engineering Depth Exam! Focused, intense, powerful, and complete--built on the experience of engineering legend McGraw-Hill--this expert study guide helps you succeed on the PE Structural Engineering Depth Exam with less study time. McGraw-Hill's Structural Engineering Study Guide is the engineer's most potent weapon for conquering the PE Depth Exam *Coverage of all subjects you need to pass *Special Depth Exam test-taking techniques THE BEST STUDY PARTNER YOU CAN FIND FOR DEPTH EXAM SUCCESS *Get to know material on the actual exam *Practice with exam-specific problems *Build confidence, skills, and knowledge *Study smarter in less time Only McGraw-Hill PE Exam Depth Guides deliver exam-passing confidence based on a century of engineering experience. Great for course review, too! This Structural Engineering PE Exam Depth Guide focuses on the material that's on the test so you'll be ready with the right skills and answers. Open this guide and start preparing for success!

Guidelines for the Design of Double Layer Grids

Author: Daniel A. Cuoco
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784474273
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Prepared by the Task Committee on Double-Layer Grids of the Committee on Special Structures of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. This report provides guidelines for the design of double-layer grids, a type of space frame. Space frames are three-dimensional, lattice-type structures that provide great rigidity and inherent redundancy. Space frames are one of the more efficient uses of structural materials, and they satisfy demand for large column-free areas. The most common example of a space frame is the double-layer grid, which consists of two parallel layers of top and bottom cords interconnected by inclined and/or vertical web members. This report provides an overview of double-layer grids and discusses their structural behavior. Various methods to analyze these structures?including static analysis, dynamic analysis, thermal analysis, and optimization analysis?are explored. This guide concludes with experimental studies involving double-layer grids and implications for design.


ISBN: UOM:39015058292072
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Earthquake engineering