Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings, Fourth edition

Author(s): Damian Grant with Edmund Booth
ISBN: 9780727764553
Publication Date: 20 November 2020
Status: Forthcoming

£95.00

Format:Hardback
Publication status: Forthcoming
Publisher:ICE Publishing
Page size:234 x 156mm
Number of pages:440

Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings covers the main principles and design rules that are used to design buildings to resist the effect of earthquakes. It offers comprehensive, practical and easy to read advice on the technical issues that have…


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Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings covers the main principles and design rules that are used to design buildings to resist the effect of earthquakes. It offers comprehensive, practical and easy to read advice on the technical issues that have to be considered in the seismic design of buildings. This indispensable guide outlines the principles of structural dynamics used to establish how a building and its foundations respond to strong ground shaking. Extensive advice is provided on the choice and design of structural forms and materials which produce practical, affordable and attractive buildings resilient to earthquakes.

Now in its fourth edition and written by two experienced seismic engineers, this book has been updated to take into account the many developments in seismic design practice in recent years, including

  • updates to international seismic design standards, along with new editions of US design standards, upcoming changes to Eurocode 8, and a comparison with Indian and Chinese code requirements
  • a new chapter on seismic performance objectives for new and existing structures, and the latest developments in performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE)
  • expanded coverage on the design of masonry and timber structures
  • design of specific seismic-protective technologies, such as base isolation and supplemental damping, and the role of ‘non-structural’ building components in delivering resilient, damage-resistant seismic design
  • a revised introduction on the wider technical and socio-economic factors affecting earthquake resilience.
Containing information about the updated international seismic standards, Earthquake Design Practice for Buildings is directed at practising engineers and advanced-level students seeking a broad survey of the latest developments in seismic engineering. It also appeals to those who have a sound general knowledge of structural design but who may be unfamiliar with the problems of providing earthquake resistance.

Damian Grant is an Associate Director in Arup’s Advanced Digital Engineering group, in London, UK, and leads the group’s earthquake engineering team. He also lectures on the MSc course in earthquake engineering at Imperial College London, UK.

Edmund Booth has for 25 years run his own consultancy in the UK, specialising in seismic design, assessment and code development. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Oxford,UK, is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and lectures at Imperial College London, UK.

01. The nature of earthquake risk

02. Earthquake hazard

03. Seismic codes of practice and performance objectives

04. Initial seismic design considerations

05. Seismic analysis and design methods

06. Analysis of soils and soil-structure interaction

07. Foundations and retaining structures

08. Reinforced concrete design

09. Steelwork design

10. Masonry design

11. Timber design

12. Non-structural building components and contents

13. Seismic-protective technologies

14. Assessment and strengthening of existing buildings