Seismic Design for Architects: Outwitting the Quake
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
1 Earthquakes and ground shaking
2 How buildings resist earthquakes
3 Seismic design approaches
4 Horizontal structure
5 Vertical structure
6 Seismic design and architecture
8 Horizontal configuration
13 Professional collaboration and communication
14 New technologies
15 Urban planning
16 Issues in developing countries
17 Earthquake architecture
approach architects bending moments bond beam braced frames building California cantilever Capacity Design Chapter cladding collapse Conference on Earthquake configuration connections construction dampers deflection design-level earthquake detailing diagonal diaphragm direction forces ductile Earthquake Engineering eccentricity example flexible floor slab force path foundations fuse region gravity forces ground floor hazard horizontal forces increased inertia forces infill walls interstorey drift masonry masonry infill masonry walls moment frames movement natural period non-structural elements out-of-plane forces panels penetrations perimeter period of vibration plastic hinge post-earthquake primary structure quake reduce reinforced concrete Reproduced with permission require resist seismic forces retrofit roof seismic design seismic hazard seismic isolation seismic performance seismic resisting structure separation gaps shear forces shear walls short column soft storey soil steel stiffness strength struc structural engineer structural fuse structural systems tion torsion transfer tsunami tural unreinforced masonry vertical structure walls resist Wellington Zealand