1st Edition

Practical Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

By Syed Mehdi Ashraf Copyright 2018
    452 Pages 283 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    452 Pages 283 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.



    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