Steel, Concrete, and Composite Design of Tall Buildings

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McGraw-Hill Education, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 998 pages
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Thoroughly updated, this superbly illustrated handbook provides a uniquely practical perspective on all aspects of steel, concrete, and composite use in the design of tall buildings. It alerts professionals to the latest codes and ANSI standards and includes dozens of case studies of important buildings throughout the world, providing in-depth insight into why and how specific structural system choices were made. It also discusses recent studies of seismic vulnerability. . .the effect of wind and seismic forces on design decisions. . .the use of lateral bracing concepts and gravity-based systems. . .computer modeling techniques that forecast the response of buildings to various forces. . .and much more.

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Bungale S. Taranath, Ph.D., DE, FI, Struct E, is senior project manager with the largest consulting firm in the United States, at John A. Martin and Associates, located in Los Angeles, California. He has extensive experience in the design of concrete, steel, and composite tall buildings, and has served as principal-in-charge on many notable high-rise projects. He has held positions as a senior project engineer in Chicago, Illinois, and as vice president and principal-in-charge with two consulting firms in Houston, Texas. He is a fellow the Institution of Structural Engineers, London, England; a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute; and a registered structural and professional engineer in several states. He has conducted research into the behavior of tall buildings and shear wall structures and is the author of a number of published papers on torsion analysis and multistory construction projects, including Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings, published by McGraw-Hill.

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