This updated edition of Simplified Building Design for Wind and Earthquake Forces brings attention to the serious need for building design and construction that can withstand extreme forces of nature. It presents a practical introduction to the fundamentals and explores problems encountered in designing for these natural disasters.
Offers practical, easy–to–read explanations of design and construction practices
∗ Includes information from the Uniform Building Code
∗ Incorporates lessons learned from the recent Northridge earthquake
∗ Helps candidates prepare for the seismic and wind design test sections of state board licensing examinations
Featuring a simplified, accessible style with numerous example problems and solutions, as well as references and practical aids for home study, this is an excellent handbook for working architects, general engineers, and professionals in related fields. It is also a first–rate primer for architecture students. He 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. He is a practicing structural engineer who teaches part–time at the University of Southern California.
Wind Effects on Buildings.
Earthquake Effects on Buildings.
Resistance of Buildings to Lateral Forces.
Building Planning for Lateral Resistance.
LATERAL RESISTIVE ELEMENTS AND SYSTEMS.
Elements of Lateral Resistive Systems.
Special Problems for Lateral Resistive Systems.
Site and Foundation Concerns.
Design Process and Methods.
Shear Wall Systems.
STRENGTHENING OF BUILDING STRUCTURES.
Need for Strengthening.
Strengthening of Older Buildings.