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Concrete Buildings Analysis for Safe Construction

1st Edition

By W.F. Chen, Khalid H. Mosallam

CRC Press

232 pages

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Hardback: 9780849342134
pub: 1991-09-12
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The most critical state of a structure's lifetime is during construction; many more disasters occur during construction than after projects have been completed. This book helps readers to determine construction loads; understand performance criteria during construction; prevent construction delays; maintain structural strength and stability; find relevant codes and standards; learn methods of shoring, reshoring, bracing and guying, and completing other temporary work; spot potential hazards; eliminate construction-created structural disaster; and maximize site safety. The book also covers concrete frame analysis and provides comprehensive treatment of topics such as construction procedures and shoring scheduling.

Concrete Buildings: Analysis for Safe Construction also features a diskette that contains the computer program, SHORING2, a menu-driven, user-friendly program capable of calculating the loads imposed on shores, reshores, and slabs at every state of construction on high-rise reinforced concrete buildings. The program can also assess safety at each stage of construction.

Concrete Buildings: Analysis for Safe Construction's "back to basics" approach, realistic detailed worked examples, and emphasis on safety through the use of computer programs, will benefit structural engineers, contractors, inspectors, construction managers, building officials, and construction safety specialists. The book is an important guide for safe analysis of concrete buildings during construction.

Table of Contents

Design Considerations for Formwork

Introduction

Theoretical Review

Causes of Falsework Failures

National Codes and Standards

Bracing and Lacing

Factors to be Considered in the Analysis

Design Loads and Load Combinations

Construction Procedures

Determination of Shore and Reshore Adequacy

Determination of Slab Adequacy

Summary

References

Determination of Shoring Loads

Introduction

Basic Assumptions

Analytical Model and Parameters

Construction Procedures

Examples of Construction Load Distributions

Factors Influencing Construction Load Distributions

Discussion

Conclusions and Recommendations

References

Construction Load Analysis by SHORING2

Introduction

Formulation of SHORING2

Philosophy of Strength Adequacy

Implementation of SHORING2

User's Manual for SHORING2

Example Problems

Summary

References

Modified Simplified Method

Introduction

The Simplified Method

The Modified Simplified Method

Example Problems

Numerical Results and Comparison

Summary

References

Wind Loading during Construction

General Design Considerations for Wind

Codes and Standards in the United States

Non-U.S. Codes and Standards

Assessment of Wind Loads for Open Frames

Summary

References

Construction Load Distribution for Laterally Braced Formwork

Introduction

Basic Assumptions

Analytical Model and Parameters

Numerical Results and Comparison

Effect of Temporary Lateral Bracing

Effect of Construction Process

Conclusions and Recommendations

References

Appendix

Computer Program SHORING2

Index

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General