Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition

by: Robert T. Ratay


Abstract: A thorough, up-to-date resource on structural investigation and expert witness delivery. The investigation of structural and construction failures is a segment of engineering that has come into its own after 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and other high profile disasters in the U.S. and abroad. Fully revised, Forensic Structural Engineering, Second Edition includes information on how engineers become proficient on the subject; procedures, codes and standards; dealing with clients; critical characteristics of structures; common deficiencies and failures, and more. Written by a leading expert in the field, this handbook contains updated and expanded information on material specific forensics including steel, concrete, masonry, timber, foundations, and the building envelope. Appropriate codes, standards, and regulations as well as customary U.S. and SI units, are included throughout.
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Title: Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, Second Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2010, 2000 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071498845

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Robert T. Ratay is the author of this McGraw-Hill Professional publication.

Description: A thorough, up-to-date resource on structural investigation and expert witness delivery. The investigation of structural and construction failures is a segment of engineering that has come into its own after 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and other high profile disasters in the U.S. and abroad. Fully revised, Forensic Structural Engineering, Second Edition includes information on how engineers become proficient on the subject; procedures, codes and standards; dealing with clients; critical characteristics of structures; common deficiencies and failures, and more. Written by a leading expert in the field, this handbook contains updated and expanded information on material specific forensics including steel, concrete, masonry, timber, foundations, and the building envelope. Appropriate codes, standards, and regulations as well as customary U.S. and SI units, are included throughout.