By: James Ambrose
This accessible guide to seismic design examines what earthquakes do to buildings and what can be done to improve building response to earthquakes. International examples and photographs are included as important learning aids in understanding the effects of earthquakes on structures.
BASIC CONSIDERATIONS.; Earthquakes and Their Effects.; Seismic Response of Buildings and Sites.; Design for Structural Response.; Design for General Building Response.; Retrofit and Repair.; Mitigation of Seismic Effects.; Special Problems.; Special Design Cases.; Special Design Issues.; EXAMPLE DESIGN CASES.; Single Family Residence, Wood Frame.; Single--Story Commercial Building.; Low--Rise Multi--Unit Building.; Low--Rise Office Building.; Concrete Frame Apartment Building.; Warehouse, Single Story, Large Bays.; Sloping Sites.; Glossary.; Bibliography.; Index.
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