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Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook

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Title: Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook
Author: Robert Ratay
ISBN: 0071498842 / 9780071498845
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 688
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year: 2010
Availability: In Stock
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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 witness

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Suggestions to the Instructor

Chapter 1 : Design-Construction Process
Chapter 2 : Design Codes and Standards
Chapter 3 : Construction Safety Codes, Standards and Regulations
Chapter 4 : Standard of Care
Chapter 5 : The First Steps after a Failure
Chapter 6 : The Engineering Investigation Process
Chapter 7 : Loads and Hazards: Their Nature, Magnitude, and Consequences
Chapter 8 : Design Errors, Construction Defects, and Project Miscommunication
Chapter 9 : Defects, Deterioration, and Durability
Chapter 10 : Temporary Structures in Construction
Chapter 11 : Steel Structures
Chapter 12 : Concrete Structures
Chapter 13 : Masonry Structures
Chapter 14 : Timber Structures
Chapter 15 : Building Facades
Chapter 16 : Foundations
Chapter 17 : Legal Concerns after a Failure
Chapter 18 : Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Chapter 19 : The Expert Consultant and Witness


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