Seismic Design for Architects shows how structural requirements for seismic resistance can become an integral part of the design process. Structural integrity does not have to be at the expense of innovative, high standard design in seismically active zones.
* By emphasizing design and discussing key concepts with accompanying visual material, architects are given the background knowledge and practical tools needed to deal with aspects of seismic design at all stages of the design process
* Seismic codes from several continents are drawn upon to give a global context of seismic design
* Extensively illustrated with diagrams and photographs
* A non-mathematical approach focuses upon the principles and practice of seismic resistant design to enable readers to grasp the concepts and then readily apply them to their building designs
Seismic Design for Architects is a comprehensive, practical reference work and text book for students of architecture, building science, architectural and civil engineering, and professional architects and structural engineers.
Earthquakes and Ground Shaking; How Buildings Resist Earthquakes; Seismic Design Approaches; Horizontal Structure; Vertical Structure; Seismic Design and Architecture; Foundations; Horizontal Configuration; Vertical Configuration; Non-structural Elements; Other Non-structural Elements; Retrofitting; Professional Collaboration and Communication; New Technologies; Urban Planning;Issues in Developing Countries; Earthquake Architecture