Structural Renovation of Buildings Methods, Details, and Design Examples

Structural Renovation of Buildings Methods, Details, and Design Examples
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  • ISBN-13: 9780070471627
  • ISBN: 0070471622
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing


Newman, Alexander


Building renovation is booming, with more than 55 percent of all construction involving renovation, conservation, or reuse. This unique, practical guide, written by renowned engineer Alexander Newman, P.E., explains how to improve the structure of any building. Up-to-date, comprehensive, and packed with illustrations, case studies, and savvy advice drawn from the author's extensive experience, Structural Renovation of Buildings makes it easier for all building professionals to plan structural improvements, and to handle unforeseen contingencies that arise during projects. Alexander Newman shows you how to:*Make accurate assessments of existing conditions *Compare options for cost-effective solutions *Renovate and strengthen buildings of all framing typessteel, concrete, post-tensioned concrete, wood, masonry, and pre-engineered metal *Deal with real problems most often encountered in renovation and reuse projects *Perform seismic upgrades of lateral-load-resisting systems,with four actual case studies *Restore fire-damaged buildings*Repair and strengthen slabs on grade *Renew facades with improved structural integrityHelping you build on the past-experienceand improve your and older buildings' future--this one-of-a-kind practical guide is a resource that can provide answers for any structural improvement task.Newman, Alexander is the author of 'Structural Renovation of Buildings Methods, Details, and Design Examples', published 2000 under ISBN 9780070471627 and ISBN 0070471622.

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