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  1. 2016 Masonry Code Provisions For California (Cover Image)

    2016 Masonry Code Provisions For California

    The 2016 Masonry Code Provisions for California is a ready reference that furnishes the various code requirements for masonry from the California Building Code and the California Residential Code that are used in conjunction with the Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-13/ ACI 530-13/ASCE 5-13) and Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 602-13/ACI 530.1-13/ASCE 6-13).

    The scope of this publication is to assist the masonry industry through education and dissemination of information to extend and improve the use of masonry.

    Portions are reproduced from the:

    • 2016 California Building Code

    • 2016 California Residential Code

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  2. Seismic Design Using Structural Dynamics Based on 2015 IBC / ASCE 7-10 / ACI 318-14 (Cove Image)

    Seismic Design Using Structural Dynamics Based on 2015 IBC / ASCE 7-10 / ACI 318-14

    The 2015 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) require the use of a dynamic analysis procedure for the seismic design of a building under certain conditions of irregularity, occupancy, and height. However, dynamic analysis procedures are more complicated than the more traditional static procedure, and over the years, many questions have been asked about code provisions concerning this. This publication has been created to answer these questions and demystify the application of the code.

    This publication addresses the two methods by which a designer may comply with the seismic design requirements of ASCE 7-10, which is adopted by the 2015 IBC: Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure (ASCE 7-10 Section 12.8) and Dynamic Analysis Procedure (ASCE 7-10 Section 12.9 and Chapter 16). Although ASCE 7-10 formally recognizes two dynamic analysis procedures: modal response spectrum analysis and time-history analysis, the modal response spectrum analysis is by far the more common in design office usage and is the primary subject of this publication. The background and details are explained in Chapter 1 of this publication where a step-by-step analysis procedure is given, and a three-story, one-bay frame example is solved entirely manually to illustrate application of the procedure.

    Chapter 2 of this publication is devoted exclusively to the detailed design of a 20-story reinforced concrete building that utilizes a dual system consisting of special shear walls and special moment frames for earthquake resistance. Modal response spectrum analysis is used as the basis of design. Design utilizing the Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure is also illustrated as a prerequisite to design using the Dynamic Analysis Procedure. A key feature of this example that would be of particular interest to users is the design of reinforced concrete shear walls by the procedure in the 2014 edition of ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.

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  3. ASCE Standard ASCE/SEI 55-16 Tensile Membrane Structures (Cover Image)

    ASCE Standard ASCE/SEI 55-16 Tensile Membrane Structures

    Standard ASCE/SEI 55-16 provides minimum criteria for the analysis, design, and performance of membrane-covered cable and rigid member structures, collectively known as tensile member structures. It is applicable to both permanent and temporary structures. The requirements of this standard apply whether the tensile membrane structure is independent of or attached to another structure. Standard ASCE/SEI 55-16 updates the previous edition and now includes both load resistance factor design (LRFD) and allowable stress design (ASD) load combinations. This new edition incorporates air-supported structures in addition to conventional tensile membrane structures and frame-covered membrane structures, all in a single standard.

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  4. Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-16) (Cover Image)

    Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-16)

    Provides the most up-to-date and coordinated loading standard for general structural design. ASCE 7-16 describes the means for determining design loads including dead, live, soil, flood, tsunami, snow, rain, atmospheric ice, earthquake, wind, and fire, as well as how to assess load combinations. The 2016 edition of ASCE 7, which supersedes ASCE/SEI 7-10, coordinates with the most recent material standards, including the ACI, AISC, AISI, AWC, and TMS standards. Significant changes in ASCE 7-16 include the following:

    • New seismic maps reflecting the updated National Seismic Hazard Maps
    • New wind speed maps, including new Hawaii maps, that result in reduced wind speeds for much of the United States, clarified special wind study zones, and separate Risk Category IV from Category III
    • New snow load maps incorporating regional snow data for areas that previously required site-specific case study zones
    • Updated rain duration provisions that align design requirements with International Plumbing Code provisions for drainage
    • Entirely new chapter covering tsunami design provisions, which are important to Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington
    • New appendix provisions for fire design

    Standard provisions are accompanied by a detailed commentary with explanatory and supplementary information developed to assist users of the standard, including design practitioners, building code committees, and regulatory authorities.

    Standard ASCE/SEI 7 is an integral part of building codes in the United States and is adopted by reference into the International Building Code, the International Existing Building Code, the International Residential Code. Structural engineers, architects, and those engaged in preparing and administering local building codes will find the structural load requirements essential to their practice.

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  5. Snow Loads: Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 (Cover Image)

    Snow Loads: Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16

    Snow Loads: Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 supplies detailed, authoritative explanations of the snow load provisions contained in Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-16. With clear, concise language, Michael O'Rourke illustrates the key concepts for applying the provisions to the design of new and existing structures that could collect falling or drifting snow.

    Like its predecessors that accompanied earlier versions of ASCE 7, this new edition of Snow Loads discusses flat roof loads, sloped roof loads, partial loads, and all types of conventional drift loading. Driven by recent changes to the ASCE 7 snow load provisions, this guide describes:

    • Application of new ground snow load tables for seven states: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington
    • Latest research from Norway and Japan on the probability of snow sliding off roofs
    • Current thinking on how snow density changes over a winter season
    • Snow loads on air-supported structures
    • Updated provisions for nonbuilding structures, including open-frame equipment structures, pipes, and cable trays
    • Calculation of snow loads on process piping, which is especially useful to the petrochemical industry

    This guide includes 35 worked examples of real-life design problems, as well as answers to 20 frequently asked questions, including a new one on snow capture by solid walls.

    Snow Loads is an essential supplement to ASCE/SEI Standard 7 for all engineers, architects, construction professionals, and building officials who work on projects in regions subject to snow.

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