Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
The first--and best--comprehensive guide toforensic structural engineeringForensic Structural Engineering HandbookThe investigation of structural/construction failures is a segment of engineering that has come into its own. Yet no book has delivered day-to-day, practical guidance on how to practice forensic structural engineering ...until now.Contributed by leading experts in the field, and edited by Robert T. Ratay, Ph.D., P.E., noted structural engineering educator and consultant, this definitive handbook is a comprehensive treatment of the subject of forensic structural engineering and expert witnessing. Page after page, it supplies all the information you need to launch, expand, and enhance a career in forensic structural engineering. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, the Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook thoroughly covers every important topic in the field. Look inside for expert guidance on:- The design-construction process- Entering the forensic structural engineering profession- Conducting failure investigations- Design and construction codes, standards, regulations, and practices- Standard of care- Nature and consequences of loads and hazards- Critical characteristics of, and common faults and failures in, steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures, building cladding, foundations and retaining walls, and more- Working with attorneys, rendering opinions, and giving testimony in judicial proceedings- Assisting in resolution of claims- Client relations and professional developmentWhether you're a structural, geotechnical, civil, or construction engineer, contractor, attorney, insurance, or other professional, this sourcebook is where a successful career in forensic structural engineering begins.
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