Contractor's Index to the 1997 Uniform Building Code


Author: Jack M. Hageman
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9781572180680
Category: Law
Page: 192
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A common-sense index to help you quickly find what you need in Volume 1 of the UBC. Topics are listed under names you use in construction. Guaranteed to help you save time looking for what you need in the Code.

Uniform building code


Author: International Conference of Building Officials
Publisher: Intl Code Council
ISBN: 9781884590894
Category: Building laws
Page: 574
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The Uniform Building Code is one of the most widely adopted model building codes in the world and is a proven document meeting the needs of government units charged with enforcement of building regulation. The most recent edition, published in 1997, provides complete regulations covering all major aspects of building design and construction relating to fire and life safety and structural safety. The provisions of the 1997 Uniform Building Code were published in three volumes to help building inspectors, plans examiners, architects and structural designers locate provisions applicable to their respective fields without the need to search through all provisions. The two most popular volumes, 1 and 2, are now available from Delmar Learning. Volume 1 contains the administrative, fire- and life-safety, and field inspection provisions, including all nonstructural provisions and those structural provisions necessary for field inspections.

Flammability Testing of Materials Used in Construction, Transport and Mining


Author: Vivek B. Apte
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 1845691040
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 480
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Engineers need to be able to test the flammability of the materials they use in buildings and other structures. However, the range of test procedures and regulations in this important area is often confusing. Flammability testing of materials used in construction, transport and mining provides an authoritative guide to current best practice in ensuring safe design. The book begins by defining flammability and the main types of test available. Building on this foundation, a group of chapters then reviews tests for key materials used in buildings and their contents. There are chapters on wood, external cladding and sandwich panels as well as the flammability of walls and ceilings. Tests for furniture fabrics, cables and electrical appliances are also reviewed. A final group of chapters discusses other types of test, particularly in the transport sector, including chapters on flammability testing for railway passenger cars, aircraft, road and rail tunnels. With its distinguished international team of contributors, Flammability testing of materials used in construction, transport and mining is a standard reference for civil and transport engineers in particular. An authoritative guide to best practice in ensuring safe design Defines flammability and the main types of test available A vital reference source for civil and transport engineers

Design Guide to the 1997 Uniform Building Code


Author: Richard T. Conrad,Steven R. Winkel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471236412
Category: Architecture
Page: 486
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The Uniform Building Code (UBC), updated every three years, is the most widely used model building code in the United States. This book is a guide to understanding and implementing the new 1997 UBC, with particular emphasis to changes that have been adopted since the 1994 UBC guidelines.

1997 Masonry Codes and Specifications


Author: John Chrysler,Thomas Escobar
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849375484
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 464
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The Masonry Institute of America believes that the best way to extend and improve the use of masonry is through education and dissemination of information. Following a long tradition of such ideals, the 1997 Masonry Codes and Specifications is a ready reference that furnishes, in one document, the various code requirements for masonry from the Uniform Building Code and Standards, the California State Building Code, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards that govern the specification of quality and testing of materials. The book includes Guide Specifications for masonry construction set forth in the CSI format with notes to the specifier.

Basic Lumber Engineering for Builders


Author: Max Schwartz
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9781572180420
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 270
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The beam and lumber requirements for your jobs aren't always clear, especially with changing building codes and lumber products. If you need to figure any type of on-the-job lumber engineering, this book will help fill the gap between what you can find in building code span tables and the complex calculations that you need to hire a certified engineer to do. The book covers most building types and framing systems, including door, window and roof framing. And there's a chapter on connections, retrofitting with anchor bolts, framing anchors and tie-downs, plus the latest requirements for cross-bridging and anchoring. Also included is an important chapter on designing concrete formwork -- figuring the pressures, tolerances, and thickness for plywood, Plyform, composition, and fiber-reinforced plastic. In the back of the book you'll find a computer disk with an easy-to-use version of Northbridge Software's Wood Beam Sizing "TM". Just follow the step-by-step instructions in the program to find out what size member you need for the spans and loads that you require based on the wood species that you're using. Requires Windows 3.1 or higher.

IBC Handbook

Structural provisions
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781580010412
Category: Building
Page: 400
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Guidelines for the Design of Double-Layer Grids


Author: Daniel A. Cuoco
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784474273
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 87
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Prepared by the Task Committee on Double-Layer Grids of the Committee on Special Structures of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. This report provides guidelines for the design of double-layer grids, a type of space frame. Space frames are three-dimensional, lattice-type structures that provide great rigidity and inherent redundancy. Space frames are one of the more efficient uses of structural materials, and they satisfy demand for large column-free areas. The most common example of a space frame is the double-layer grid, which consists of two parallel layers of top and bottom cords interconnected by inclined and/or vertical web members. This report provides an overview of double-layer grids and discusses their structural behavior. Various methods to analyze these structures?including static analysis, dynamic analysis, thermal analysis, and optimization analysis?are explored. This guide concludes with experimental studies involving double-layer grids and implications for design.

Seismic Design Manual-Building Design Examples: Light Frame, Mansonry and Tilt-Up, Ronald P. Gallagher, 2000

Seismic Design Manual-Building Design Examples: Light Frame, Mansonry and Tilt-Up
Author: Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 334
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Preface This document is the second volume of the three-volume SEAOC Seismic Design Manual. The first volume, “Code Application Examples,” was published in April 1999. These documents have been developed by the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) with funding provided by SEAOC. Their purpose is to provide guidance on the interpretation and use of the seismic requirements in the 1997 Uniform Building Code (UBC), published by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and SEAOC’s 1999 Recommended Lateral Force Requirements and Commentary (also called the Blue Book). The Seismic Design Manual was developed to fill a void that exists between the Commentary of the Blue Book, which explains the basis for the UBC seismic provisions, and everyday structural engineering design practice. While the Manual illustrates how the provisions of the code are used, the examples shown do not necessarily illustrate the only appropriate methods of seismic design, and the document is not intended to establish a minimum standard of care. Engineering judgment needs to be exercised when applying these examples to real projects. Volume I: Code Application Examples, provides step-by-step examples of how to use individual code provisions, such as how to compute base shear or building period. Volumes II and III: Design Examples, furnish examples of the seismic design of common types of buildings. In Volumes II and III, important aspects of whole buildings are designed to show, calculation-by-calculation, how the various seismic requirements of the code are implemented in a realistic design. Volume II contains six examples. These illustrate the seismic design of the following structures: (1) a two-story wood light frame residence, (2) a three-story wood light frame building, (3) a three-story cold formed light frame building, (4) a one-story masonry building with panelized wood roof, (5) a one-story tilt-up building with panelized wood roof, and (6) the design of a tilt-up wall panel with large openings. Work on the final volume, Building Design Examples, Volume III—Steel, Concrete and Cladding, is nearing completion and is scheduled for release in late Spring 2000. It is SEAOC’s present intention to update the Seismic Design Manual with each edition of the building code used in California. Work is currently underway on a 2000 International Building Code version. Ronald P. Gallagher Project Manager