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  1. 2018 IBC® Code and Commentary, Volume 2 cover image

    2018 IBC® Code and Commentary, Volume 2 (PDF Download)

    A practical tool that helps you to master the code you deal with everyday!

    This comprehensive yet concise publication provides a convenient reference for regulations in chapters 16 through 35 of the 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®).

    The commentary series is presented in an easy-to-understand format. Every chapter begins with "General Comments" and "Purpose" sections followed by code and commentary to subsequent sections, tables and figures.

    This in-depth publication focuses on providing the full meaning and implications of the 2018 IBC®. The commentaries are designed to suggest the most effective method of application, and the consequences of not adhering to the code.

    This is an excellent reference for code officials, engineers, architects, inspectors, plans examiners, contractors and anyone who needs a better understanding of the 2018 IBC®.

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    As low as: $115.00
  2. Significant Changes to the International Building Code®, 2018 Edition cover image

    Significant Changes to the International Building Code®, 2018 Edition (PDF Download)

    Gain full access to the most critical updates in the International Building Code®, including the real-world application of those changes and how they originated — all in a single, easy-to-use resource. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE® 2018 Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of significant changes since the 2015 IBC ®, offering key insights into its contents and implications. Coverage includes changes made to both structural and non-structural provisions. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change with strikethroughs and underlines to show modifications to the existing language. Each change is accompanied by a quick summary, detailed illustrations, and discussion of its significance, which brings the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting. The attention to detail, logical organization, and thorough yet concise coverage found in this resource make it an ideal tool for transitioning from the 2015 IBC®.

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    As low as: $35.00
  3. Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 - An Illustrated Guide

    Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 - An Illustrated Guide

    Significant Changes to the Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 reviews the significant changes to the minimum design load requirements of the newest edition of Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE/SEI Standard 7-16. Generally following the organization of ASCE 7-16, this handy reference briefly summarizes changes in ASCE 7-16 that might affect actual practice and/or enforcement and then presents the precise wording of the change. The impact of a change is explained in clear, straightforward language accompanied by diagrams, examples, and/or color photographs and illustrations to enrich the reader’s understanding.

    Significant Changes to the Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 translates the changes to in ASCE 7-16 into a form readily accessible by structural engineers, architects, contractors, building officials and inspectors, and allied professionals, and will serve as the primary basis for transitioning to the new standard.

    A preview of some of the key changes addressed:

    • New Chapter 6 addresses tsunami loads and effects
    • Ground snow loads for 7 states have been removed from the Ground Snow Loads map and replaced with tables listing the ground snow load and elevation for specific locations in each state
    • The return period for the ice thickness maps has been changed from a 50-year mean recurrence interval to a 500-year mean recurrence interval
    • The site coefficients by which mapped seismic ground motion parameters are modified have been changed for the first time since the 1994 Uniform Building Code
    • A new vertical earthquake ground motion spectrum has been introduced
    • A new alternative design of diaphragms, chords, and collectors has been introduced
    • New design requirements are provided for foundations on liquefiable soils
    • Major changes have been made in Chapter 13, Nonstructural Components and Chapter 15, Nonbuilding Structures
    • Previous Chapter 16, Seismic Response History Procedures, and Commentary have been replaced by new versions
    • Chapters 17, Seismically Isolated Structures; 18, Structures with Damping Systems; and 19, Soil-Structure Interaction, and Commentaries have been replaced by new versions
    • A new wind speed map has been introduced specifically for Risk Category IV buildings and structures using an MRI of 3000 years
    • New provisions have been added for determining wind loads on solar panels
    • Significant changes to the component and cladding pressure coefficients (GCp) for flat and sloped roofs on buildings with h ≤ 60 ft
    • New criteria have been added to the wind loads commentary providing guidance on designing buildings for tornado wind loads
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    As low as: $93.75
  4. Seismic and Wind Forces: Structural Design Examples, 5th Edition (Cover Image)

    Seismic and Wind Forces: Structural Design Examples, 5th Edition

    The 5th edition is updated by Alan Williams to the 2018 International Building Code and ASCE/SEI 7-16. In Chapters 1 and 2, sections of ASCE 7 are presented, analyzed and explained in a logical and simple manner and then illustrated by examples. Each example concentrates on a specific section of ASCE 7 and provides a clear and concise interpretation of the issue. Chapters 3-6 deal with the seismic design of steel, concrete, wood and masonry structures.

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    As low as: $57.75

  5. Structural Loads - 2018 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16 (Cover Image)

    Structural Load Determination 2018 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16

    This practical guide shows, step by step, how to apply the provisions of the 2018 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16 to accurately determine structural loads. The book contains information engineers need to design buildings that will withstand the forces of gravity, occupancy, and environmental stress. You will get design examples, flowcharts, and load diagrams that illustrate complex load provisions.

    Structural Load Determination Under 2018 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16 opens with an introduction to structural loads and a discussion of the relationship between the IBC and ASCE 7 standards. From there, the book explains the proper application of allowable stress design (ASD), load resistance factor design (LRFD), and seismic load combinations. Subsequent chapters cover occupancy, roof, rain, snow, ice, wind, seismic, and tsunami loads. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the proper application of load provisions within the scope of everyday practice.

    • Clearly explains the complex load provisions found in the 2018 IBC and in ASCE/SEI 7-16
    • Shows how to calculate dead loads, occupancy live loads, roof live loads, and environmental loads
    • Written by an experienced structural engineer in conjunction with the ICC
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    As low as: $64.50

  6. 2018 IBC® Code and Commentary Combo, Vol. 1 & 2 cover images

    2018 IBC® Code and Commentary Combo, Vol. 1 & 2 (PDF Download)

    This bundle includes both Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the 2018 International Building Code Commentary. Volume 1 contains chapters 1 through 15 (administrative and fire & life safety provisions) and Volume 2 contains chapters 16 through 35 (includes structural provisions) and the appendices.

    This comprehensive yet concise publication provides a convenient reference for regulations of the 2018 International Building Code® (IBC®).

    The commentary series is presented in an easy-to-understand format. Every chapter begins with "General Comments" and "Purpose" sections followed by code and commentary to subsequent sections, tables and figures. This in-depth publication focuses on providing the full meaning and implications of the 2018 IBC.

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    As low as: $197.00
  7. Seismic Design Guide for Metal Building Systems, Based on the 2015 IBC, ASCE/SEI 7-10, AISC 360-10/341-10

    Seismic Design Guide for Metal Building Systems, Based on the 2015 IBC, ASCE/SEI 7-10, AISC 360-10/341-10

    This Seismic Design Guide for Metal Building Systems provides a practical and comprehensive resource that will help engineers, building officials and plan checkers ensure that designs are compliant with the requirements of the 2015 International Building Code® (IBC®).

    Four practical design examples are provided in narrative form to illustrate acceptable approaches dealing with the most common seismic design issues encountered with metal building systems. In addition to the realistic design examples listed below, this publication provides background on the technical basis and insight into the impact of more recent code developments.

    Design Examples 1: Determination of Seismic Design Forces
    Design Examples 2: Design of Frames, Columns, Bracing and other Elements of the Lateral Force Resisting System
    Design Examples 3: Evaluation of Design Options for a Metal Building with a Concrete Deck Mezzanine (Rigid Diaphragm)
    Design Examples 4: Determination of Seismic Design Forces and Detailing Requirements for a Metal Building with Concrete or Masonry Walls (Hardwalls)

    The design recommendations in this guide are based on the 2015 IBC®, American Society of Civil Engineers/ Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE/SEI) 7-10, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) 360-10/341-10, and standard industry practice. Notes are also provided to point out differences in the 2018 IBC®, ASCE/SEI 7-16, and AISC 360-16/341-16. An appendix also includes resource information on new research and recommendations.

    This publication focuses on Allowable Stress Design (ASD) but points out differences and/or advantages of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) when appropriate.

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    As low as: $89.00

  8. Wind Design Manual Based on the 2018 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16 Examples for Wind Forces on Buildings and Solar Photovoltaic Systems (Cover Image)

    Wind Design Manual Based on the 2018 IBC and ASCE/SEI 7-16 Examples for Wind Forces on Buildings and Solar Photovoltaic Systems

    The Wind Design Manual provides examples on wind force design that illustrate the practical requirements of provisions in ASCE/SEI 7-16: Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. Practicing structural engineers, trained designers, building department engineers, other plan review agencies, professors and students, can all learn from these examples of code-compliant designs engineered to achieve good performance under wind loading.

    Developed by the Wind Design Manual Task Group of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), the publication draws on the expertise of invited authors from various parts of the United States. The Wind Design Manual is intended for nationwide use, with example problems that apply to a variety of geographic areas. All are presented in a format similar to the SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manuals.

    A wide range of topics is covered

    • General topics (4 examples)
    • Specific topics (2 examples)
    • Buildings (3 examples)
    • Solar Photovoltaic systems (7 examples)
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    As low as: $74.50

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