Concrete and Masonry Movements

  • Filename: concrete-and-masonry-movements.
  • ISBN: 9780128017678
  • Release Date: 2014-08-23
  • Number of pages: 612
  • Author: Jeffrey Brooks
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann



Widely used in the construction of bridges, dams and pavements, concrete and masonry are two of the world’s most utilized construction materials. However, many engineers lack a proper understanding of the methods for predicting and mitigating their movements within a structure. Concrete and Masonry Movements provides practical methods for predicting and preventing movement in concrete and masonry, saving time and money in retrofitting and repair cost. With this book in hand, engineers will discover new prediction models for masonry such as: irreversible moisture expansion of clay bricks, elasticity, creep and shrinkage. In addition, the book provides up-to-date information on the codes of practice. Provides mathematical modelling tools for predicting movement in masonry Up-to-date knowledge of codes of practice methods Clearly explains the factors influencing all types of concrete and masonry movement Fully worked out examples and set problems are included at the end of each chapter

Design and Construction of Joints in Concrete Structures

  • Filename: design-and-construction-of-joints-in-concrete-structures.
  • ISBN: 0727720929
  • Release Date: 1995-01-01
  • Number of pages: 79
  • Author: M. N. Bussell
  • Publisher: Thomas Telford



This title provides advice on provision, specification and construction of joints in in-situ concrete construction. It aims to help structural designers make informed decisions about the provision of joints in concrete structures.

Masonry Skills

  • Filename: masonry-skills.
  • ISBN: 0766859363
  • Release Date: 2002-12-16
  • Number of pages: 626
  • Author: R. T. Kreh
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



Written by a Master Mason with over 40 years of professional masonry and construction experience, this all-new edition of today's best-selling guide to understanding and learning how to do masonry work is approved by The Brick Industry of America! Extraordinarily complete, the author draws upon more than 25 years as an instructor to provide users with a reader-friendly, comprehensive guide to basic information and advanced skills – from materials, bonds, brick, and concrete block, through advanced work such as building fireplaces, arches, and more! All technical and safety information has been thoroughly updated to reflect current industry practices and federally mandated guidelines. An all-new unit on glass block masonry developed in conjunction with Pittsburgh Corning Company, the leading manufacturer of glass block in the United States, has also been added to this edition to equip masonry students and professionals with the expertise they need to respond to rising demands for this material in home and commercial applications. In addition to featuring a wealth of helpful illustrations, all projects have been field-tested in masonry shops to guarantee their usefulness in developing the competencies required of today's professionals.

Homebuilders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction FEMA 232 June 2006

  • Filename: homebuilders-guide-to-earthquake-resistant-design-and-construction-fema-232-june-2006.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2013-04-14
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: U. s. Department of Homeland Security
  • Publisher: FEMA



The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, works to reduce the ever-increasing cost that disasters inflict on the nation. Preventing losses before they occur by designing and constructing buildings and their components to withstand anticipated forces from various hazards is one of the key components of mitigation and is one of the most effective ways of reducing the cost of future disasters. The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) is the federal program established to address the nation's earthquake threat. NEHRP seeks to resolve two basic issues: how will earthquakes affect us and how do we best apply our resources to reduce their impact on our nation. The program was established by Congress under the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (Public Law 95-124) and was the result of years of examination of the earthquake hazard and possible mitigation measures. Under the NEHRP, FEMA is responsible for supporting program implementation activities, including the development, publication, and dissemination of technical design and construction guidance documents. Generally, there has not been much technical guidance addressing residential buildings unless they are located in areas of high seismicity or exceed a certain size or height. This is because most residential buildings were thought to perform fairly well in earthquakes due to their low mass and simple construction. While buildings may not normally experience catastrophic collapse, they can still suffer significant amounts of damage, rendering them uninhabitable. This is especially true when construction techniques are less than adequate. What is particularly important from FEMA's point of view is that, given the sheer number of this type of building, even minor damage represents a significant loss potential and temporary housing demand that will need to be addressed after an earthquake by all levels of government. This guide provides information on current best practices for earthquake-resistant house design and construction for use by builders, designers, code enforcement personnel, and potential homeowners. It incorporates lessons learned from the 1989 Loma Prieta and 1994 Northridge earthquakes as well as knowledge gained from the FEMA-funded CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project. It also introduces and explains the effects of earthquake loads on one- and two-family detached houses and identifies the requirements of the 2003 International Residential Code (IRC) intended to resist these loads. The stated purpose of the IRC is to provide: “… minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, health, and general welfare, through affordability, structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.” Because the building code requirements are minimums, a house and its contents still may be damaged in an earthquake even if it was designed and built to comply with the code. Research has shown, however, that earthquake damage to a house can be reduced for a relatively small increase in construction cost. This guide identifies above-code techniques for improving earthquake performance and presents an estimate of their cost. Note that the information presented in this guide is not intended to replace the IRC or any applicable state or local building code, and the reader is urged to consult with the local building department before applying any of the guidance presented in this document. The information presented in this guide applies only to one- and two-family detached houses constructed using the nonengineered prescriptive construction provisions of the IRC. Applicable IRC limits on building configuration and construction are described.

Repair of Concrete Structures

  • Filename: repair-of-concrete-structures.
  • ISBN: 9780751400861
  • Release Date: 1992-12-10
  • Number of pages: 212
  • Author: R T L Allen
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This practical and comprehensive book enables the engineer to diagnose the cause of a fault, choose the appropriate remedial technique and ensure that the repair work is completed satisfactorily. It will be of value to all those who need to commission, supervise or carry out repairs to concrete structures.

Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures

  • Filename: design-of-reinforced-masonry-structures.
  • ISBN: 9780071593670
  • Release Date: 2010-06-05
  • Number of pages: 704
  • Author: Narendra Taly
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



The Definitive Guide to Designing Reinforced Masonry Structures Fully updated to the 2009 International Building Code (2009 IBC) and the 2008 Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC-08), Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, second edition, presents the latest methods for designing strong, safe, and economical structures with reinforced masonry. The book is packed with more than 425 illustrations and a wealth of new, detailed examples. This state-of-the-art guide features strength design philosophy for reinforced masonry structures based on ASCE 7-05 design loads for wind and seismic design. Written by an internationally acclaimed author, this essential professional tool takes you step-by-step through the art, science, and engineering of reinforced masonry structures. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Masonry units and their applications Materials of masonry construction Flexural analysis and design Columns Walls under gravity and transverse loads Shear walls Retaining and subterranean walls General design and construction considerations Anchorage to masonry Design aids and tables

Exterior Wall Systems

  • Filename: exterior-wall-systems.
  • ISBN: 0803114249
  • Release Date: 1991-01-01
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: Barry Donaldson
  • Publisher: ASTM International



Provides the building industry (architects, engineers, manufacturers, and contractors) with information and solutions based on actual building projects. Fourteen papers cover: design concerns of exterior wall systems, testing and analysis, structural sealant glazing, stone selection, and precast and

Architectural Graphic Standards

  • Filename: architectural-graphic-standards.
  • ISBN: 9781118044872
  • Release Date: 2011-01-13
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Charles George Ramsey
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



The new student edition of the definitive architectural reference For seventy-five years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the go-to reference for architects, builders, and engineers. Revised for the first time since 2000, Architectural Graphic Standards, Student Edition gives students their own handy resource. Carefully abridged from the Eleventh Edition of Architectural Graphic Standards, this Student Edition features the same richly detailed graphics and text that have made Architectural Graphic Standards a classic, but updated and reorganized in a way that is relevant to today's student. Thousands of illustrations and a rich index offer immediate access to hundreds of architectural elements, while the wide variety of topics covered makes this work relevant throughout a student's architecture education and into the early stages of professional practice. With a wealth of information for the student preparing for professional practice, this new edition: * Covers building standards and practices, materials and systems, and details for every type of project * Follows CSI's Uniformat, a classification system that closely matches an architect's workflow * Features completely updated content with a wide variety of standard architectural details * Offers an ancillary Web site featuring sample curriculums, student exercises, classroom projects, PowerPoint(r) slides, and more

Masonry Wall Construction

  • Filename: masonry-wall-construction.
  • ISBN: 9780203467725
  • Release Date: 2010-06-29
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: A.W. Hendry
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This volume provides a concise overview of the main facets of masonry wall construction, including materials, structural design, types of walls, movement, insulation, rain exclusion, site practice, defects and repair. The subject is covered in sufficient depth for a comprehensive introduction with reading lists after each chapter for those interested in further detail. Drawing on a wealth of experience, the authors present an essential and comprehensive coverage of masonry wall design and construction for students of civil and structural engineering, architecture, building, surveying, and related courses. It will also be a useful guide for practising engineers and other professionals who require a general knowledge of masonry construction.

Cost effective and Sustainable Road Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control

  • Filename: cost-effective-and-sustainable-road-slope-stabilization-and-erosion-control.
  • ISBN: 9780309223621
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Number of pages: 70
  • Author: Laura Fay
  • Publisher: Transportation Research Board



"In the United States it is estimated that 75 percent of all roads are low volume roads maintained by some 35,000 local agencies. Low volume roads often omit surface slope protection, and this can lead to slope failure, erosion, and maintenance, safety, and ecological issues. This report presents information on cost effective and sustainable road slope stabilization techniques, with a focus on shallow or near surface slope stabilization and related erosion control methods used on low volume roads. To fully address this topic, planning and site investigation are discussed, as well as erosion control techniques, soil bioengineering and biotechnical techniques, mechanical stabilization, and earthwork techniques. Information presented in this report was obtained through an extensive literature review, and from survey and interview responses. From the survey responses, 30 individuals were interviewed based on the information they made available in the survey. A total of 25 interviews were conducted over the phone, and in two cases written responses were received"--Preface.

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