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The Seismic Design Handbook

This handbook contains up-to-date existing structures, computer applications, and infonnation on planning, analysis, and design seismic design of wood structures. A new and very useful feature of this edition of earthquake-resistant building structures. Its intention is to provide engineers, architects, is the inclusion of a companion CD-ROM disc developers, and students of structural containing the complete digital version of the handbook itself and the following very engineering and architecture with authoritative, yet practical, design infonnation. It represents important publications: an attempt to bridge the persisting gap between l. UBC-IBC (1997-2000) Structural advances in the theories and concepts of Comparisons and Cross References, ICBO, earthquake-resistant design and their 2000. implementation in seismic design practice. 2. NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic The distinguished panel of contributors is Rehabilitation of Buildings, FEMA-273, Federal Emergency Management Agency, composed of 22 experts from industry and universities, recognized for their knowledge and 1997. extensive practical experience in their fields. 3. NEHRP Commentary on the Guidelinesfor They have aimed to present clearly and the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings, FEMA-274, Federal Emergency concisely the basic principles and procedures pertinent to each subject and to illustrate with Management Agency, 1997. practical examples the application of these 4. NEHRP Recommended Provisions for principles and procedures in seismic design Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and practice. Where applicable, the provisions of Older Structures, Part 1 - Provisions, various seismic design standards such as mc­ FEMA-302, Federal Emergency 2000, UBC-97, FEMA-273/274 and ATC-40 Management Agency, 1997.

Hardcover: 830 pages

Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (March 31, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0792373014

ISBN-13: 978-0792373018

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.8 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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This in one of the reference materials allowed in for the California PE, Seismic Exam. The text is very good and has several basic examples, however I did not receive the CD-ROM which was one of the improvements over the previous edition and was to be included ( see book's preface and last page , "How to use the CD-ROM") and some of the figures are fuzzy (scanned and then reproduced?).

This book is much cheaper at the ICBO website.

This book is not just for seismic design, I use it as a guide, and to learn how the experts in the field of Structural Engineering design buildings and other structures. What do they look for and how they solve complex structural analysis and design problems.To me the study of this handbook should be a requirement for all graduating structural engineers.


This is not a review but a request for clarification. I was told that this book was revised and updated to include recent changes required in building codes. The latest printing should be 2nd. edition of the 1996. Is this correct and what will be the change of cost. Can you please confirm. Thank you. Yours truly, Chris.

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