This book will provide comprehensive, practical knowledge for the design of reinforced concrete buildings. The approach will be unique as it will focus primarily on the design of various structures and structural elements as done in design offices with an emphasis on compliance with the relevant codes. It will give an overview of the integrated design of buildings and explain the design of various elements such as slabs, beams, columns, walls, and footings. It will be written in easy-to-use format and refer to all the latest relevant American codes of practice (IBC and ASCE) at every stage. The book will compel users to think critically to enhance their intuitive design capabilities.
Table of Contents
Section I Concepts and Codes
Chapter 1 Main Design Concepts
Chapter 2 Properties of Materials Used in Reinforced
Chapter 3 Design Loads
Chapter 4 ACI Strength Requirements
Chapter 5 Other ACI Code Requirements
Section II Design
Chapter 6 Slabs
Chapter 7 Beams
Chapter 8 Columns
Chapter 9 Walls
Chapter 10 Foundations
Chapter 11 Reinforcement Details
Chapter 12 Drawings, Inspections, and Testing
Section III Miscellaneous Chapters
Chapter 13 Various Types of Buildings
Chapter 14 Wind Load Analysis of Buildings
Chapter 15 Engineering in Popper’s Three Worlds
Appendix A: Main Design Concepts
Appendix B: Materials
Appendix C: Design Loads
Appendix D: ACI Strength Requirements
Appendix E: Slabs
Appendix F: Beams
Appendix G: Columns
Syed Mehdi Ashraf is a licensed engineer under the structural disciplines (I & II), general contractor, building official, building plans examiner and special inspector. He is also certified as a building official, building plans examiner, building inspector, and structural plans examiner. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Florida ASCE Government Engineer of the Year, Miami-Dade ASCE Engineer of the Year, Broward ASCE Engineer of the Year, South Florida Plans Examiner of the Year and Distinguished Alumni of the National Institute of Technology, Warangal. He has also been honored at the Florida International University, University of Miami, City of Miami Beach and Temple Emanuel. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has been an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering, Florida International University, offering graduate and undergraduate courses in Structural Steel, Pre-stressed Concrete and Timber Design. He has also offered several seminars on engineering laws and rules and many other engineering topics.
"This book is a handy desk reference for structural engineers of all experience levels. Experienced practitioners will find the book useful for refreshing their memories or verifying their interpretation of design practice. For the student or entry-level engineer, the book serves as a comprehensive guide to learn the’ ins and outs’ of concrete design."
—Steven Goldstein, BCC Engineering, Miami, Florida, USA
"I think the main strength is that this book is written by a practicing engineering who has many years’ experience of designing RC structures. The book is written in a way that the readers will learn the most useful knowledge for practical needs."
—Shih-Ho Chao, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA