Structural Design of Low-Rise Buildings in Cold-Formed Steel, Reinforced Masonry, and Structural Timber

by: J. R. Ubejd Mujagic, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., J. Daniel Dolan, Ph.D., P.E., Chukwuma G. Ekwueme, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., LEED AP, David A. Fanella, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., F.ASCE, Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.


Abstract: A concise guide to the structural design of low-rise buildings in cold-formed steel, reinforced masonry, and structural timber. This practical reference discusses the types of low-rise building structural systems, outlines the design process, and explains how to determine structural loadings and load paths pertinent to low-rise buildings. Characteristics and properties of materials used in the construction of cold-formed steel, reinforced masonry, and structural timber buildings are described along with design requirements. The book also provides an overview of noncomposite and composite open-web joist floor systems. Design code requirements referenced by the 2009 International Building Code are used throughout. This is an ideal resource for structural engineering students, professionals, and those preparing for licensing examinations.
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Title: Structural Design of Low-Rise Buildings in Cold-Formed Steel, Reinforced Masonry, and Structural Timber

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

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2012 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071767927

Authors:

J. R. Ubejd Mujagic, Ph.D., P.E., S.E. is a senior associate at Uzun & Case Engineers, LLC, in Atlanta, GA. He has diverse experience in the design of metal building systems and low- and high-rise conventional buildings of most types and in all major building materials. He holds a Ph.D. in structural engineering from Virginia Tech. His research interests include structural reliability, composite structures, and cold-formed steel. Dr. Mujagic is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Specifications and its subcommittees on connections, diaphragms, and seismic design. He is also a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Task Committees on Composite Members and Loads and Analysis. He is a licensed Structural Engineer in California, Illinois, and Washington and a registered Professional Engineer in several states.

J. Daniel Dolan, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of Codes and Standards for the Composite Materials and Engineering Center at Washington State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Dolan has been involved in the development of many of the building codes and design standards used in the United States. He has conducted extensive research in the area of the dynamic response of timber structures, especially their response to earthquakes and hurricanes. Dr. Dolan has published over 300 technical publications and has given over 500 technical presentations dealing with these topics. He holds professional engineering licenses in Wisconsin and Virginia.

Chukwuma G. Ekwueme, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., LEED AP is an Associate Principal with Weidlinger Associates, Inc., in Marina del Rey, California. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Ekwueme has an extensive background in the design and analysis of a wide variety of structures, including concrete and masonry construction, steel and aluminum structures, and light-framed wood buildings. He is a registered Structural Engineer in California and Nevada and is an active member of the main committee, seismic subcommittee, and axial flexural loads and shear subcommittee of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC).

David A. Fanella, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., F.ASCE is Principal and Vice President at Klein and Hoffman Inc., in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a licensed Structural Engineer in the State of Illinois and a licensed Professional Engineer in numerous states. Dr. Fanella is past-president and current board member of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAoI). He is an active member of a number of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committees and is an Associate Member of the ASCE 7 Committee. He has authored or coauthored many structural publications, including a textbook on reinforced concrete design.

Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E. is Curator's Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures, and Director of the Student Design and Experiential Learning Center at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri—Rolla). He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri—Rolla. Dr. LaBoube has an extensive background in the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures. His research and design activities have touched on many facets of cold-formed steel construction to include cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers, wall studs, and bolt, weld, and screw connections. Dr. LaBoube is active in several professional organizations and societies, and is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Specifications and a member of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.

Description: A concise guide to the structural design of low-rise buildings in cold-formed steel, reinforced masonry, and structural timber. This practical reference discusses the types of low-rise building structural systems, outlines the design process, and explains how to determine structural loadings and load paths pertinent to low-rise buildings. Characteristics and properties of materials used in the construction of cold-formed steel, reinforced masonry, and structural timber buildings are described along with design requirements. The book also provides an overview of noncomposite and composite open-web joist floor systems. Design code requirements referenced by the 2009 International Building Code are used throughout. This is an ideal resource for structural engineering students, professionals, and those preparing for licensing examinations.