Hands-on structural renovation techniques and best practices-thoroughly revised for the latest building codes
This fully updated manual explains how to renovate the structure of any building. Up-to-date, comprehensive, and packed with savvy advice drawn from the author's extensive experience, the book makes it easier for building professionals to plan structural improvements-and to handle unforeseen contingencies that arise during construction.
The second edition of Structural Renovation of Buildings: Methods, Details, and Design Examples clearly explains the newest methods and materials used for structural repair, strengthening, and seismic rehabilitation. The case studies illustrate the practical applications of the design methods discussed and the best practices that can be used to mitigate the problems that commonly arise during renovation projects. The book:
* Contains practical design methods and problem-solving techniques for structural strengthening and repairs
* Explains the structural provisions of the 2018 International Existing Building Code as well as the latest specialized codes pertaining to steel, concrete, wood, and masonry renovations
* Is written by a renowned structural engineer and experienced author
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Alexander Newman, P.E., is principal structural engineer with Maguire Group, Inc., a national architectural, engineering and planning firm, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. With two decades of engineering and management experience, he has worked as project engineer with a consulting engineering firm, design engineer with a light-gage framing panel manufacturer, and manager of fabrication for a steel fabricator. He has planned and supervised structural renovation of numerous buildings throughout the country, including a Boston Edison switching and conversion station that won the 1990 American Consulting Engineering Council of New England Award for Engineering Excellence. Mr. Newman holds an advanced degree in structural engineering from the Moscow Civil Engineering Institute in Russia, and a masters degree in business administration with high honors from Boston University. He is the author of the Bestselling Metal Building Systems, also from McGraw-Hill, and a number of award-winning articles that have appeared in leading engineering publications. Additionally, he conducts continuing-education seminars on metal building systems for design professionals sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and other organizations, and teaches at Northeastern University.