About the Author
Federico M. Mazzolani is emeritus professor of structural engineering at the University of Naples "Federico II," doctor Honoris Causa in the Universities of Timisoara and Bucarest, member of the Royal Academy of Engineers of Spain and of the Academy of Engineers of Czech Republic, chairman of the STESSA Conference on the "Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas," and chairman of many national/international code committees and research projects. He has authored more than 800 papers, 50 monographs, and 34 books (26 in English, 2 in Chinese) on structural analysis and design, steel and aluminum structures, earthquake engineering, and structural restoration.Victor Gioncu, PhD, was professor of structural design at the Politehnica Univerity of Timisoara, honorary professor of the Technical University of Budapest, doctor Honoris Causa of the Technical University of Cluj, and member of the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania. He published over 250 papers and 16 books (7 in English) and designed over 100 realized building structures. He has participated in over 60 national and international conferences as general reporter and member of the organizing committees. He has received many national and international awards for his books and designed buildings.