Design Loads on Structures During Construction

Design Loads on Structures During Construction Author
ISBN-10 0784413096
Year 2015-02
Pages 37
Language en
Publisher
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Prepared by the Design Loads on Structures during Construction Standards Committee of the Codes and Standards Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE Design loads during construction must account for the often short duration of loading and for the variability of temporary loads. Many elements of the completed structure that provide strength, stiffness, stability, or continuity may not be present during construction. Design Loads on Structures during Construction, ASCE/SEI 37-14, describes the minimum design requirements for construction loads, load combinations, and load factors affecting buildings and other structures that are under construction. It addresses partially completed structures as well as temporary support and access structures used during construction. The loads specified are suitable for use either with strength design criteria, such as ultimate strength design (USD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD), or with allowable stress design (ASD) criteria. The loads are applicable to all conventional construction methods. Topics include: load factors and load combinations; dead and live loads; construction loads; lateral earth pressure; and environmental loads. Of particular note, the environmental load provisions have been aligned with those of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI 7-10. Because ASCE/SEI 7-10 does not address loads during construction, the environmental loads in this standard were adjusted for the duration of the construction period. This new edition of Standard 37 prescribes loads based on probabilistic analysis, observation of construction practices, and expert opinions. Embracing comments, recommendations, and experiences that have evolved since the original 2002 edition, this standard serves structural engineers, construction engineers, design professionals, code officials, and building owners.

Design Loads on Structures During Construction

Design Loads on Structures During Construction Author
ISBN-10 0784406189
Year 2002-01-01
Pages 36
Language en
Publisher Amer Society of Civil Engineers
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This Standard provides minimum design load requirements during construction for buildings and other structures. It addresses partially completed structures and temporary structures used during construction. The loads specified are suitable for use either with strength design (such as USD and LRFD) or with allowable stress design (ASD) criteria. The loads are equally applicable to all conventional construction methods. Topics include loads and load combinations, dead and live loads, construction loads, lateral earth pressures, environmental loads, and performance and safety criteria. The basis of loads are probabilistic analysis, observation of construction practices, and expert opinions. Maximum, as well as arbitrary point-in-time values of loads are given.

29 Cfr 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations January 2013 Edition

29 Cfr 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations  January 2013 Edition Author Mancomm
ISBN-10 1599594269
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 582
Language en
Publisher
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Save time and lives with 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations from MANCOMM. Updated through January 2013, this book supplies you with the most current safety and health information essential to the construction industry. Formatted with our reader- friendly approach to regulations - RegLogicr - these complex government standards are easy to navigate, understand, and apply. Inside 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Regulations you will find all the information necessary for full compliance. In addition to a complete collection of Part 1926 regulations for the construction industry, the book also contains Part 1903 on Inspections, Citations, and Penalties; Part 1904 concerning Recording and Reporting Occupational Illnesses and Injuries; and relevant selections from Part 1910 for General Industry. This edition of 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations even includes the revised Hazard Communication Standard aligned with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The book also features: OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301 Sharps Injury Log Selected OSHA letters of interpretation Book Details: 8.5" x 11" softcover book Enhanced with RegLogicr 582 Pages 146 Illustrations 117 tables 29 forms

Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete ACI 318 08 and Commentary

Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete  ACI 318 08  and Commentary Author ACI Committee 318
ISBN-10 9780870312649
Year 2008
Pages 465
Language en
Publisher American Concrete Institute
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The quality and testing of materials used in construction are covered by reference to the appropriate ASTM standard specifications. Welding of reinforcement is covered by reference to the appropriate AWS standard. Uses of the Code include adoption by reference in general building codes, and earlier editions have been widely used in this manner. The Code is written in a format that allows such reference without change to its language. Therefore, background details or suggestions for carrying out the requirements or intent of the Code portion cannot be included. The Commentary is provided for this purpose. Some of the considerations of the committee in developing the Code portion are discussed within the Commentary, with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions. Much of the research data referenced in preparing the Code is cited for the user desiring to study individual questions in greater detail. Other documents that provide suggestions for carrying out the requirements of the Code are also cited.

Advances in Metaheuristic Algorithms for Optimal Design of Structures

Advances in Metaheuristic Algorithms for Optimal Design of Structures Author A. Kaveh
ISBN-10 9783319055497
Year 2014-04-28
Pages 426
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business
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This book presents efficient metaheuristic algorithms for optimal design of structures. Many of these algorithms are developed by the author and his colleagues, consisting of Democratic Particle Swarm Optimization, Charged System Search, Magnetic Charged System Search, Field of Forces Optimization, Dolphin Echolocation Optimization, Colliding Bodies Optimization, Ray Optimization. These are presented together with algorithms which were developed by other authors and have been successfully applied to various optimization problems. These consist of Particle Swarm Optimization, Big Bang-Big Crunch Algorithm, Cuckoo Search Optimization, Imperialist Competitive Algorithm, and Chaos Embedded Metaheuristic Algorithms. Finally a multi-objective optimization method is presented to solve large-scale structural problems based on the Charged System Search algorithm. The concepts and algorithms presented in this book are not only applicable to optimization of skeletal structures and finite element models, but can equally be utilized for optimal design of other systems such as hydraulic and electrical networks.

Cranes and Derricks Fourth Edition

Cranes and Derricks  Fourth Edition Author Lawrence Shapiro
ISBN-10 9780071625586
Year 2010-10-04
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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The Definitive Handbook on Cranes and Derricks--Updated Per the Latest Standards and Equipment Fully revised throughout, Cranes and Derricks. Fourth Edition, offers comprehensive coverage of the selection, installation, and safe use of cranes and derricks on construction sites. Written for both engineers and non-engineers by the principals of an engineering consulting firm that has helped to define the state-of-the-art in crane and derrick engineering, this authoritative guide discusses a wide range of equipment and the operations, capabilities, advantages, and disadvantages of each device. References to U.S. and international codes and standards are included in this practical resource, as well as a comprehensive glossary. Cranes and Derricks, Fourth Edition, covers: Lifting equipment theory and fundamentals Crane and derrick types and configurations Mobile crane practices for both crawler and wheel-based cranes Multiple crane picks Installation design for tower cranes Jumping of tower cranes Chicago boom, guy, gin pole, stiffleg, and other forms of derricks Loads acting on cranes and the forces imposed by cranes on their supports Analysis of wind using ASCE-37 and ASCE-7 Stability against overturning Safety and risk management

Designing Steel Structures for Fire Safety

Designing Steel Structures for Fire Safety Author Jean Marc Franssen
ISBN-10 0203875494
Year 2009-05-06
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Structural design in fire conditions is conceptually similar to structural design in normal temperature conditions, but often more difficult because of internal forces induced by thermal expansion, strength reduction due to elevated temperatures, much larger deflections, and numerous other factors. Before making any design decisions it is essential to establish clear objectives, and determine the severity of the design fire. The art and science of designing structures for fire safety has grown considerable in recent years, accompanied by the development of sophisticated codes of practice such as the Eurocodes. The Eurocode documents now represent the best international consensus on design rules for structures exposed to fires. Similarly, codes and standards in the US and the rest of the world are being updated with rational design provisions for evaluating fire resistance of structures. One such example is the recent introduction of rational fire design approach in the latest edition of the American Institute of Steel Construction's steel design manual. Designing Steel Structures for Fire Safety provides guidance for those wishing to apply rational engineering methodologies for fire design of steel structures. Codes alone do not provide enough information for structural design, especially as they become more sophisticated and comprehensive. This book provides background material and serves as a design guide for the user. It should help the reader not familiar with the topic to make calculations of the fire resistance of steel structures according to the Eurocodes or other code provisions. The theoretical, technical or historical background is provided when this helps the user to understand more clearly the calculation methodologies, while examples on simple elements and guidance showing how a complete structure can be analyzed are included. Designing Steel Structures for Fire Safety is a major new contribution to the wider understanding of structural behavior in fires, and will be invaluable to professionals in civil engineering and architecture, students or teachers in these disciplines, and building officials and regulators in all regions of the world.

Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures

Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures Author American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN-10 078447690X
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher ASCE Publications
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Prepared by the Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures Standards Committee of the Codes and Standards Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. Wind Tunnel Studies for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 49-12, provides the minimum requirements for conducting and interpreting wind tunnel tests to determine wind loads on buildings and other structures. Wind tunnel tests are used to predict the wind loads and responses of a structure, structural components, and cladding to a variety of wind conditions. This Standard includes commentary that elaborates on the background and application of the requirements. Topics include: simulation of wind in boundary-layer wind tunnels; local and area-averaged winds loads; overall wind effects; aeroelastically active structures; extreme wind climate; and snow load model studies. The requirements outlined in this Standard satisfy requirements for wind tunnel testing set out in Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7. The loads produced by these tests are suitable for use in building codes and standards. This Standard will be useful to those who design, conduct, and interpret wind tunnel tests for buildings, including structural engineers, architects, and building code officials.