Seismic Design for Architects: Outwitting the Quake

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Routledge, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 281 pages
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Seismic Design for Architects shows how structural requirements for seismic resistance can become an integral part of the design process. Structural integrity does not have to be at the expense of innovative, high standard design in seismically active zones.

* By emphasizing design and discussing key concepts with accompanying visual material, architects are given the background knowledge and practical tools needed to deal with aspects of seismic design at all stages of the design process
* Seismic codes from several continents are drawn upon to give a global context of seismic design
* Extensively illustrated with diagrams and photographs
* A non-mathematical approach focuses upon the principles and practice of seismic resistant design to enable readers to grasp the concepts and then readily apply them to their building designs

Seismic Design for Architects is a comprehensive, practical reference work and text book for students of architecture, building science, architectural and civil engineering, and professional architects and structural engineers.
  

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Contents

1 Earthquakes and ground shaking
1
2 How buildings resist earthquakes
15
3 Seismic design approaches
33
4 Horizontal structure
49
5 Vertical structure
63
6 Seismic design and architecture
93
7 Foundations
113
8 Horizontal configuration
125
12 Retrofitting
187
13 Professional collaboration and communication
207
14 New technologies
217
15 Urban planning
233
16 Issues in developing countries
243
17 Earthquake architecture
251
18 Summary
265
Resources
269

9 Vertical configuration
143
those likely to cause structural damage
157
11 Other nonstructural elements
173

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