Uniform building code


Author: International Conference of Building Officials
Publisher: Intl Code Council
ISBN: 9781884590894
Category: Building laws
Page: 574
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The Uniform Building Code is one of the most widely adopted model building codes in the world and is a proven document meeting the needs of government units charged with enforcement of building regulation. The most recent edition, published in 1997, provides complete regulations covering all major aspects of building design and construction relating to fire and life safety and structural safety. The provisions of the 1997 Uniform Building Code were published in three volumes to help building inspectors, plans examiners, architects and structural designers locate provisions applicable to their respective fields without the need to search through all provisions. The two most popular volumes, 1 and 2, are now available from Delmar Learning. Volume 1 contains the administrative, fire- and life-safety, and field inspection provisions, including all nonstructural provisions and those structural provisions necessary for field inspections.

Uniform Building Code


Author: N.A
Publisher: International Code Council
ISBN: 9781884590870
Category: Reference
Page: 442
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The Uniform Building Code is one of the most widely adopted model building codes in the world and is a proven document meeting the needs of government units charged with enforcement of building regulation. The most recent edition, published in 1997, provides complete regulations covering all major aspects of building design and construction relating to fire and life safety and structural safety. The provisions of the 1997 Uniform Building Code were published in three volumes to help building inspectors, plans examiners, architects and structural designers locate provisions applicable to their respective fields without the need to search through all provisions. The two most popular volumes, 1 and 2, are now available from Delmar Learning. Volume 1 contains the administrative, fire- and life-safety, and field inspection provisions, including all nonstructural provisions and those structural provisions necessary for field inspections.

Moment Resistant Connections of Steel Frames in Seismic Areas

Design and Reliability
Author: Federico Mazzolani
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415235778
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 672
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An unexpected brittle failure of connections and of members occurred during the last earthquakes of Northridge and Kobe. For this reason a heightened awareness developed in the international scientific community, particularly in the earthquake prone countries of the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, of the urgent need to investigate this topic. The contents of this volume result from a European project dealing with the 'Reliability of moment resistant connections of steel frames in seismic areas' (RECOS), developed between 1997 and 1999 within the INCO-Copernicus joint research projects of the 4th Framework Program. The 30 month project focused on five key areas: *Analysis and syntheses of research results, including code provisos, in relation with the evidence of the Northridge and Kobe earthquakes; *Identification and evaluation through experimental means of the structural performance of beam-to-column connections under cyclic loading; *Setting up of sophisticated models for interpreting the connection response; *Numerical study on the connection influence on the seismic response of steel buildings; *Assessment of new criteria for selecting the behaviour factor for different structural schemes and definition of the corresponding range of validity in relation of the connection typologies.

Cost Optimization of Structures

Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms, and Parallel Computing
Author: Hojjat Adeli,Kamal C Sarma
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470867345
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 222
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While the weight of a structure constitutes a significant part of the cost, a minimum weight design is not necessarily the minimum cost design. Little attention in structural optimization has been paid to the cost optimization problem, particularly of realistic three-dimensional structures. Cost optimization is becoming a priority in all civil engineering projects, and the concept of Life-Cycle Costing is penetrating design, manufacturing and construction organizations. In this groundbreaking book the authors present novel computational models for cost optimization of large scale, realistic structures, subjected to the actual constraints of commonly used design codes. As the first book on the subject this book: Contains detailed step-by-step algorithms Focuses on novel computing techniques such as genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, and parallel computing Covers both Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) codes Includes realistic design examples covering large-scale, high-rise building structures Presents computational models that enable substantial cost savings in the design of structures Fully automated structural design and cost optimization is where large-scale design technology is heading, thus Cost Optimization of Structures: Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms, and Parallel Computing will be of great interest to civil and structural engineers, mechanical engineers, structural design software developers, and architectural engineers involved in the design of structures and life-cycle cost optimisation. It is also a pioneering text for graduate students and researchers working in building design and structural optimization.

Advances in Concurrent Engineering

CE00 Proceedings
Author: Biren Prasad
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781587160332
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 890
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Creative Systems in Structural and Construction Engineering


Author: Amarjit Singh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351457063
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1040
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An examination of creative systems in structural and construction engineering taken from conference proceedings. Topics covered range from construction methods, safety and quality to seismic response of structural elements and soils and pavement analysis.

Construction Scheduling, Cost Optimization and Management


Author: Hojjat Adeli,Asim Karim
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203302230
Category: Architecture
Page: 352
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Construction Scheduling, Cost Optimization and Management presents a general mathematical formula for the scheduling of construction projects. Using this formula, repetitive and non-repetitive tasks, work continuity considerations, multiple-crew strategies, and the effects of varying job conditions on the performance of a crew can be modelled.L This book presents an entirely new approach to the construction scheduling problem. It provides a practical methodology which will be of great benefit to all those involved in construction scheduling and cost optimization, including construction engineers, highway engineers, transportation engineers, contractors and architects. It will also be useful for researchers, and graduates on courses in construction scheduling and planning.

The McGraw-Hill Civil Engineering PE Exam Depth Guide

Structural Engineering
Author: M. Myint Lwin,Chyuan-Shen Lee,J. J. Lee
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780071361811
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 350
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*Everything you need to pass *Time-saving power study techniques POWER TO PASS THE PE DEPTH EXAM Everything you need to pass the Structural Engineering Depth Exam! Focused, intense, powerful, and complete--built on the experience of engineering legend McGraw-Hill--this expert study guide helps you succeed on the PE Structural Engineering Depth Exam with less study time. McGraw-Hill's Structural Engineering Study Guide is the engineer's most potent weapon for conquering the PE Depth Exam *Coverage of all subjects you need to pass *Special Depth Exam test-taking techniques THE BEST STUDY PARTNER YOU CAN FIND FOR DEPTH EXAM SUCCESS *Get to know material on the actual exam *Practice with exam-specific problems *Build confidence, skills, and knowledge *Study smarter in less time Only McGraw-Hill PE Exam Depth Guides deliver exam-passing confidence based on a century of engineering experience. Great for course review, too! This Structural Engineering PE Exam Depth Guide focuses on the material that's on the test so you'll be ready with the right skills and answers. Open this guide and start preparing for success!

ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Earthquakes
Page: N.A
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The Second U.S.-Japan Workshop on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Methodology for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures [proceedings]

11-13 September 2000, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Buildings, Reinforced concrete
Page: 432
View: 475
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Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civil engineering
Page: N.A
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Report


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Earthquake engineering
Page: N.A
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Earthquake Spectra

The Professional Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Earthquake engineering
Page: N.A
View: 9778
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Seismic behavior, strength and retrofit of exterior RC column-to-steel beam connections


Author: Gustavo Parra-Montesinos
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 296
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Structural engineering reconnaissance of the August 17, 1999 earthquake: Kocaeli (Izmit), Turkey


Author: Halil Sezen,Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 157
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Questar Southern Trails Pipeline Company Southern Trails Pipeline Project

Final Environmental Impact Statement : Final Environmental Impact Report
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural gas pipelines
Page: N.A
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Engineering Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Building, Iron and steel
Page: N.A
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Performance of bridge joints subjected to a large velocity pulse


Author: Natalie L Gibson,André Filiatrault,Scott A. Ashford,Structural Systems Research Project,University of California, San Diego. Division of Structural Engineering
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 106
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Seismic Engineering


Author: M. E. Nitzel,G. Roussel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780791816219
Category: Earthquake engineering
Page: 328
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Guidelines for the Design of Double-Layer Grids


Author: Daniel A. Cuoco
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784474273
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 87
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Prepared by the Task Committee on Double-Layer Grids of the Committee on Special Structures of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. This report provides guidelines for the design of double-layer grids, a type of space frame. Space frames are three-dimensional, lattice-type structures that provide great rigidity and inherent redundancy. Space frames are one of the more efficient uses of structural materials, and they satisfy demand for large column-free areas. The most common example of a space frame is the double-layer grid, which consists of two parallel layers of top and bottom cords interconnected by inclined and/or vertical web members. This report provides an overview of double-layer grids and discusses their structural behavior. Various methods to analyze these structures?including static analysis, dynamic analysis, thermal analysis, and optimization analysis?are explored. This guide concludes with experimental studies involving double-layer grids and implications for design.