Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

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The Most Complete and Up-to-Date Resource on Forensic Structural Engineering Thoroughly revised and featuring contributions from leading experts, this definitive handbook offers comprehensive treatment of forensic structural engineering and expert witness delivery. From exploring the possible origins of errors, through investigating and analyzing failures, to working with the legal profession for assigning responsibilities, Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition covers every important topic in the field. The design and construction process Design and construction safety codes, standards, and regulations Standard of care and duty to perform First steps and legal concerns after a failure Engineering investigation of failures Origins and causes of failures Loads and hazards Design errors, construction defects, and project miscommunication Defects, deterioration, and durability Mechanisms and analyses of failures in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and temporary structures; building envelope; and structural foundations Litigation and dispute resolution The expert consultant and witnessInstitute (ACI), the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the National Forest Products Association (NFPA), ... Construction Operations, (http:// dob/downloads/bldgs_code/bc27s19.pdf) addresses temporary ... Industry-Recommended Practices, Guidelines, and Manuals Sources of selected information related to the design, erection, and construction of temporary structuresanbsp;...

Title:Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
Author:Robert Ratay
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2009-11-05


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