Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784471258
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures provides requirements for general structural design and the means for determining dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, and earthquake loads, as well as their combinations, which are suitable for inclusion in building codes and other documents. This Standard, a complete revision of ASCE/SEI 7-02, includes revised and significantly reorganized provisions for seismic design of structures, as well as revisions in the provisions for determining live, flood, wind, snow, and atmospheric ice loads. Supplement No. 1, which is included with the Standard, ensures full and complete coordination between ASCE/SEI 7-05 and the 2006 International Building Code. The updates which comprise Supplement No. 1 are seamlessly integrated into this volume and are not available anywhere else. ASCE/SEI 7-05 is an integral part of building codes in the United States. The earthquake load provisions in ASCE 7-05 are substantially adopted by reference in the 2006 International Building Code and the 2006 NFPA 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code. Many other provisions, including calculations for wind and snow loads, are also adopted by reference by both IBC and NFPA model building codes. Structural engineers, architects, and those engaged in preparing and administering local building codes will find this Standard an essential reference in their practice. Supplement 2 can be downloaded in PDF format from the ASCE Library.

Seismic Loads

Author: Finley Allan Charney
Publisher:
ISBN: 1680157426
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Earthquake resistant design


Fundamentals of Seismic Loading on Structures

Author: Tapan K. Sen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470742358
Release Date: 2009-04-29
Genre: Science

This book provides a practical guide to the basic essentials of earthquake engineering with a focus on seismic loading and structural design. Benefiting from the author’s extensive career in structural and earthquake engineering, dynamic analysis and lecturing, it is written from an industry perspective at a level suitable for graduate students. Fundamentals of Seismic Loading on Structures is organised into four major sections: introduction to earthquakes and related engineering problems, analysis, seismic loading, and design concepts. From a practical perspective, reviews linear and non-linear behaviour, introduces concepts of uniform hazard spectra, discusses loading provisions in design codes and examines soil-structure interaction issues, allowing the reader to quickly identify and implement information in a working environment. Discusses probabilistic methods that are widely employed in the assessment of seismic hazard, illustrating the use of Monte Carlo simulation with a number of worked examples. Summarises the latest developments in the field such as performance-based seismic engineering and advances in liquefaction research. “There are many books on earthquake engineering, but few are of direct use to the practising structural designer. This one, however, offers a new perspective, putting emphasis on the practical aspects of quantifying seismic loading, and explaining the importance of geotechnical effects during a major seismic event in readily understandable terms. The author has succeeded in marrying important seismological considerations with structural engineering practice, and this long-awaited book will find ready acceptance in the profession.” Professor Patrick J. Dowling CBE, DL, DSc, FIStructE, Hon MRIA, FIAE, FREng, FRS Chairman, British Association for the Advancement of Science Emeritus Professor and Retired Vice Chancellor, University of Surrey

Wind Loads

Author: Kishor C. Mehta
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784477786
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This helpful guide focuses on the wind load provisions of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10, that affect the planning, design, and construction of buildings for residential and commercial purposes. The 2010 revision of the Standard significantly reorganized the wind load provisions, expanding them from one to six chapters. Simplified methods of performing calculations for common situations were added to the Standard, and guidelines for components and cladding were gathered in a single chapter. Wind Loads provides users with tools and insight to apply the Standard in everyday practice. This revised and updated guide introduces readers to the relevant sections of the Standard and provides a comprehensive overview of the design procedures and the new wind speed maps. Ten chapters with 14 worked examples demonstrate the appropriate use of analytical and simplified procedures for calculating wind loads for a variety of common structure types. The guide also answers more than 30 frequently asked questions, grouped by topic. This book is an essential reference for practicing structural engineers, as it offers the most authoritative and in-depth interpretation of the wind loads section of Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10.

Snow Loads

Author: Michael O'Rourke
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784411117
Release Date: 2010-04-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Significant Changes to Seismic Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10: An Illustrated Guide focuses on the revisions to the seismic load requirements set forth in the latest edition of the Standard for minimum design loads. Mirroring the organization of the seismic chapters in ASCE 7-10, this handy reference briefly summarizes each change to the seismic provisions that might affect actual practice or enforcement and immediately follows up with the precise wording of the change. The impact of each update is explained in clear, straightforward language accompanied by diagrams, examples, and color photographs and illustrations to enrich the reader s understanding. Significant Changes to the Seismic Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10: An Illustrated Guide translates the changes to the seismic provisions of ASCE Standard 7-10 into a form readily accessible by structural engineers, architects, contractors, building officials and inspectors, and allied professionals. S. K. Ghosh is president, Susan Dowty is vice president and Prabuddha Dasgupta is engineering manager of S. K. Ghosh Associates Inc., a seismic and building code consulting firm based in Palatine, IL and Aliso Viejo, CA. All three are active in development and interpretation of U.S. codes and standards.

Design Loads on Structures During Construction

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 0784413096
Release Date: 2015-02
Genre: Buildings

Prepared by the Design Loads on Structures during Construction Standards Committee of the Codes and Standards Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE Design loads during construction must account for the often short duration of loading and for the variability of temporary loads. Many elements of the completed structure that provide strength, stiffness, stability, or continuity may not be present during construction. Design Loads on Structures during Construction, ASCE/SEI 37-14, describes the minimum design requirements for construction loads, load combinations, and load factors affecting buildings and other structures that are under construction. It addresses partially completed structures as well as temporary support and access structures used during construction. The loads specified are suitable for use either with strength design criteria, such as ultimate strength design (USD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD), or with allowable stress design (ASD) criteria. The loads are applicable to all conventional construction methods. Topics include: load factors and load combinations; dead and live loads; construction loads; lateral earth pressure; and environmental loads. Of particular note, the environmental load provisions have been aligned with those of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-10. Because ASCE/SEI 7-10 does not address loads during construction, the environmental loads in this standard were adjusted for the duration of the construction period. This new edition of Standard 37 prescribes loads based on probabilistic analysis, observation of construction practices, and expert opinions. Embracing comments, recommendations, and experiences that have evolved since the original 2002 edition, this standard serves structural engineers, construction engineers, design professionals, code officials, and building owners.

Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7 16

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 0784414572
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Buildings

Four experts summarize and explain the major changes to the minimum design load provisions of ASCE 7-16, including updates to rain, snow, seismic, and wind loads, as well as the new tsunami guidelines.

Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7 10

Author: T. Eric Stafford
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784411162
Release Date: 2010-03-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10: An Illustrated Guide, focuses on the updates to the wind load requirements set forth in the latest edition of the Standard for minimum design loads. The wind load provisions have undergone the most extensive revision since the 1995 edition the Standard. Mirroring the organization of the wind chapters in ASCE 7-10, this handy reference briefly summarizes each change to the wind provisions that might affect actual practice or enforcement and immediately follows up with the precise wording of the change. The impact of each update is explained in clear, straightforward language accompanied by diagrams, examples, and color photographs and illustrations to enrich the reader s understanding. Significant Changes to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-10: An Illustrated Guide translates the changes to the wind load provisions of ASCE Standard 7-10 into a form readily accessible by structural engineers, architects, contractors, building officials and inspectors, and allied professionals. T. Eric Stafford, P.E., is president of T. Eric Stafford & Associates, LLC, a building code consulting firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. He has served on many codes and standards committees, including ASCE Standards Committee on Minimum Design Loads and the ASCE 7 Task Committee on Wind Loads.

Structural engineering handbook

Author: Edwin Henry Gaylord
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: UOM:39015040656863
Release Date: 1997-01-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The only reference to all important structural engineering principles and design techniques, this best-selling, internationally renowned handbook is updated for current standard specifications and codes (including the 1994 AASHTO specifications) and the latest design developments. Contributions from structural engineers discuss a broad range of vital topics. Concise, practical and user-friendly, this one-of-a-kind resource gives you not only up-to-the-minute information on the planning, design, and construction of a variety of engineered structures, but also practical examples and detailed descriptions of design procedures.

Biotechnical and Soil Bioengineering Slope Stabilization

Author: Donald H. Gray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471049786
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Science

The first comprehensive, practical guide to the selection, construction, and installation of soil bioengineering and biotechnical slope protection Here is the ultimate guide to physically attractive, environmentally compatible, and cost-effective methods of protecting slopes from erosion and mass wasting. Lavishly illustrated with more than 150 photographs and supplemented with scores of charts and tables, this book covers the entire subject from general principles and background on the nature of soil erosion and mass movement to detailed information on root strengths, treatment selection, unit costs, critical tractive stresses, methods for harvesting and handling live cuttings, and more. Four illustrated case studies, each addressing a different set of problems and solutions, demonstrate both the application of particular technologies and the site investigation, planning, scheduling, and organization required to complete these projects successfully. This unique reference handbook * Reviews the horticultural and engineering underpinnings for biotechnical and soil engineering treatments * Documents and explains the role of woody plants in stabilizing slopes against both surficial erosion and mass movement * Provides details on a broad range of soil bioengineering methods, including live staking, live fascines, brushlayering, live crib walls, branchpacking, and live slope gratings * Describes various biotechnical methods and materials, including the incorporation of vegetation in erosion control blankets, flexible mats, cellular revetments (geocells), rock armor (rip rap), and gabion and open-front crib walls * Summarizes the findings of the National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop to assess the state of the art and determine research needs For practicing professionals, researchers, and students in geotechnical engineering, geology, soil science, forestry and forest engineering, landscape architecture, environmental horticulture, and restoration ecology, this book offers thorough, up-to-date coverage that is not available from any other single source.

Structural Applications of Steel Cables for Buildings

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784411247
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Structural Applications of Steel Cables for Buildings, ASCE/SEI 19-10, is a complete update of ASCE Standard 19-96. It provides requirements for the structural design, construction contract documents, fabrication, and installation of cables for use as structural elements for the support and bracing of buildings and other cable-supported structures not subject to vehicle loads, excepting guyed electrical transmission towers. This new edition covers such topics as drawings and specifications; design considerations; cable materials; fittings; protective coatings; fabrication; and erection.