Cutting-edge coverage of the seismic-resistant technologies used in concrete structures Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings explores a comprehensive body of experimentally developed conclusions, extending this base to design-relevant relationships and limit states that are reduced to usable forms. Focus throughout the book is given to developing a potent integration of knowledge and imagination to create the highest quality structural systems capable of attaining performance objectives in design-level earthquakes. This powerful reference tool is packed with broad-ranging material-from fundamental principles to state-of-the-art, seismic-resistant technologies, as well as algorithms that are thoroughly developed to be highly adaptable-offering the most complete guidance to precast bracing systems. Through illustrative examples, the author develops several imaginative approaches used to design constructed buildings. These concepts are detailed to demonstrate the benefits of imaginative problem solving for creating better structural systems based on rational analysis and experimental evidence. Visually enhanced with hundreds of informative drawings, Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings is the resource engineers, contractors, building code officials, and architects need at their fingertips.Englekirk, John E. is the author of 'Seismic Design of Reinforced and Precast Concrete Buildings' with ISBN 9780471081227 and ISBN 0471081221.